News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Naohisa Takato undefeated in Paris after 20 contests and 4 gold medals

9 Feb 2019 17:55

 IJF Media Department    Klaus Müller / Watch: https://km-pics.de/
20190209_gs_paris_km_naohisa_takato_jpn_4

Three-time and reigning world champion Takato Naohisa (JPN) won the Paris Grand Slam for the fourth time as he maintained his 100% winning record over former world champion Yeldos Smetov (KAZ). Japanese ace Takato, who has now won in Paris in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, set a new record as his victory was his ninth on the Grand Slam stage.

The Paris specialist countered a desperate attempt from Smetov with te-waza with 13 seconds left on the clock for a waza-ari to live up to his red backpatch.

In the first semi-final Takato sent over Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Temur Nozadze (GEO) with an uchi-mata for his second waza-ari score to move into the final. In the second semi-final World Judo Masters bronze medallist Dashdavaa Amartuvshin (MGL) was thrown for ippon by Smetov via a seoi-otoshi with 37 seconds left on the clock.

The first bronze medal contest was won by Dashdavaa who used his experience to lure Tel Aviv Grand Prix silver medallist Tornike Tsjakadoea (NED) into picking up three penalties and therefore the Mongolian star won after his Dutch opponent was disqualified. The second bronze medal contest saw Nozadze defeat world number 61 Daniel Ben David (ISR) by a waza-ari score to cap a memorable Grand Slam debut for the 21-year-old Georgian.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Naohisa Takato (JPN), Yeldos Smetov (KAZ), Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL), Temur Nozadze (GEO) - Grand Slam Paris (2019, FRA) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Naohisa Takato (JPN) - Grand Slam Paris (2019, FRA) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Naohisa Takato (JPN) - Grand Slam Paris (2019, FRA) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20180330_tbilisi_ijf_fb_60_lukhumi_chkviami_papinashvili_amiran_final

Chkhvimiani retains over Papinashvili as it’s a clean sweep for Georgia

30 Mar 2018 19:00

Georgia finished day one of their home Grand Prix top of the medal table after a riveting day of judo at the Tbilisi Sports Palace on Friday. It’s an imposing start from the hosts but what really stands out – at a time when the evolving Olympic sport is more competitive than ever – is how they resisted the world in the U60kg category to win all four medals available. Read more

photo

Russian women and Georgian men capture first European Cadet team title

5 Jul 2015 18:05

A sensational last and final day of the European Team Championships for Cadets in Sofia. For the first time ever in history, Cadet Europeans team event has taken place. The high number of entries with 19 male teams and 17 women’s teams shown the demand of the nations wanting to be the first to bookmark the moment. All in all, the podium places were spread across six nations. Read more

photo

Russia and Zabolotnyi start well at first day of European Cadet Championships

4 Jul 2014 18:00

At the European Cadet Championships Rustam Zabolotnyi of Russia struck gold in the U50kg and the silver went to Temur Nozadze of Georgia. The Russian looked confident in the final and scored waza-ari, then yuko and finally threw Nozadze for Ippon. Read more

2019_gs_paris_hashimoto_soichi_final_12

Japan on top of the medal table in Paris

11 Feb 2019 10:05

It becomes a habit, when the Japanese team is announced, it is a safe bet that we will see them reach peaks. With 5 titles and 15 medals for 23 entries, we can speak of great success, despite the early defeat of Abe Hifumi, who skidded twice against the Italian Manuel Lombardo in the first round of the competition. Read more

20190209_gs_paris_km_naohisa_takato_jpn_2

Naohisa Takato unstoppable for his fourth victory

9 Feb 2019 12:30

Three-time and reigning world champion Takato Naohisa won his fourth title at the Grand Slam in Paris. Takato has never tasted defeat in Paris with four gold medals to show for four outings in France 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. In twenty contests he remained undefeated including his last battle against Yeldos Smetov. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Paris9 Feb
1Tel Aviv24 Jan
7The Hague2018
1Abu Dhabi2018
3Budapest2018
Result City Date
3Paris9 Feb
1Budapest2018
5Abu Dhabi2018
1Baku2018
2Jakarta2018

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description