Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Barbara Timo wins first gold medal for Portugal
30 Mar 2019 14:45
Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Barbara Timo of Portugal continued her fine form for Portugal as she defeated Olympic bronze medallist Laura Vargas Koch (GER) in golden score. Timo, who switched allegiance from Brazil to Portugal in January, outfought four-time Grand Prix winner Vargas Koch in golden score and the German judoka received her marching orders for her third shido.
In the first semi-final Vargas Koch defeated former world silver medallist Maria Perez (PUR) with an o-uchi-gari after four minutes of golden score. In the second semi-final former Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Alena Prokopenko (RUS) fell to in-form Timo by ippon after just 34 seconds.
The first bronze medal was awarded to Junior World Championships gold medallist Alice Bellandi (ITA) who went around the back of Prokopenko to take over the Russian for ippon with 80 seconds left on the clock.
The second bronze medal was won by Perez who beat world number 50 Yarden Mayersohn (ISR) after 46 seconds by ippon for her sixth medal on the Grand Prix stage.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo News
France's medal challenge in the women's U70kg competition is headed by Marie-Eve Gahie. However the competition is severe in this weight class. What used to be a European weight class is now a struggle against Japanese dominance at both Olympic and World level. Read more
Swedish Anna Bernholm won her first Grand Prix title with a calculated performance against Junior World Championships gold medallist Alice Bellandi (ITA). The experience of the Swede told as Bellandi was overzealous and put everything into a hip technique but Bernholm blocked and countered to win by ippon in just 38 seconds. Read more
The full crowd cheered when Sagi Muki took the third gold medal for Israel at this first Grand Prix in Tel Aviv and first ever World Tour event in Israel. The crowd cheered all day but the Shlomo Group Arena exploded when Muki threw Ivaylo Ivanov in the final U81kg in the last contest of the day. Read more
Who are the ten groundbreaking talents who really emerged this year, at any level? We closely watched judoka born from 1998 onwards. Some of the most absolutely amazing stars of this year, such as Sarah Asahina, Haruka Funakubo or Jessica Klimkait, had already experienced their breakthroughs, but nonetheless had their best year ever and are expected to develop further. Read more
Italian Alice Bellandi won her country’s second World Junior gold medal of the day and third overall as she beat uchi-mata specialist Shimmori Ryo (JPN) in the U70kg final. Bellandi took over the contest in golden score with a o-uchi-gari after 66 seconds of added time to send the Italian delegation wild in the stands. Read more