News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Frenchman Alexandre Iddir earns third Grand Prix title

7 Apr 2019 17:10

 Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Gabriela Sabau / International Judo Federation
20190407_ijf_antalya_gs_100_final_alexandre_iddir_rafael_buzacarini

Tel Aviv Grand Prix winner Alexandre Iddir of France this defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix silver medallist Rafael Buzacarini (BRA) to win his country’s first gold medal at the Grand Prix in Antalya. World number 22 Iddir pulled away from his Brazilian adversary in golden score as Buzacarini had to attack with two shidos to his name and he got caught with a ko-uchi-gari for ippon.

In the first semi-final former world bronze medallist Ramadan Darwish (EGY) was catapulted towards the tatami by Iddir in golden score with an o-soto-gari for ippon. In the second semi-final Buzacarini profited from an error-strewn display by a tired Nikiforov who was penalised for passivity for the third and final time in golden score.

The first bronze medal was won by Nikiforov who powered past The Hague Grand Prix bronze medallist Leonardo Goncalves (BRA). Belgian ace Nikiforov executed a driving seoi-nage for a waza-ari and wrapped up his place on the podium with a o-soto-makikomi.

The second bronze medal went to Olympic silver medallist Elmar Gasimov (AZE) who conquered fellow veteran and four-time Grand Prix winner Darwish by a waza-ari score.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Alexandre Iddir (FRA), Rafael Buzacarini (BRA), Elmar Gasimov (AZE), Toma Nikiforov (BEL) - Grand Prix Antalya (2019, TUR) - © IJF Gabriela Sabau, International Judo Federation
  • Alexandre Iddir (FRA) - Grand Prix Tel Aviv (2019, ISR) - © Paco Lozano, Judo y Otros
  • Alexandre Iddir (FRA) - Grand Prix Tel Aviv (2019, ISR) - © Paco Lozano, Judo y Otros

Related Judo News

20190830_tokyo_ijf_100_final_edf_fonseca_jorge_3

Jorge Fonseca stars for Portugal with first ever world title

30 Aug 2019 17:25

Portugal finally has a world champion. So often they were so close in the finals with Telma Monteiro four times, Barbara Timo on Thursday but finally Jorge Fonseca secured that beloved title. Another world title for Sporting Club de Lisbon where also Daria Bilodid is fighting. Read more

20190624_minsk_cf_100_a34z0102_podium_100

Arman Adamian sets career best with more to come

24 Jun 2019 20:00

The career of Arman Adamian goes fast but the competition to qualify for the Olympic Games is big Russia. Adamian captured the European Games title in a final against the experienced Varlam Liparteliani who won eight medals at European Championships including three titles, but also the man with four lost finals and Ekaterinburg winner Adamian knew who he was fighting but smelled ahis chances. Read more

2019_gs_paris_varlam_liparteliani_podium_3

European top U100kg prepared to battle in Minsk

22 Jun 2019 10:50

Irish judo is stronger than ever. Remarkable the Fletcher family consisting of Megan (women’s U70kg) and Ben fighting in the U100kg division switched to their country 18 months ago and since then had a revival. Starting with Ben Fletcher as one of the names for a European Games medal in Minsk is simply well deserved success. Read more

20181111_tashkent_gp_ijf_fb_finals_100_elmar_gasimov_alexandre_iddir

Elmar Gasimov grabs the gold medal in Tashkent

11 Nov 2018 17:25

Being the current Olympic Silver medallist and top seeded competitor, it was not a surprise to find Elmar Gasimov (AZE) in the final of the Grand Prix in Tashkent U100kg. But as we announced in the preview of the category, this could be the day of Alexandre Iddir, as the Frenchman went through the preliminary rounds with a very solid and spectacular judo. Read more

20181029_ijf_abudhabi_final_100_paltchik_peter_3

Peter Paltchik wins for Israel at Abu Dhabi 2018

29 Oct 2018 18:15

European Championships bronze medallist Peter Paltchik (ISR) won his country’s second gold medal in the United Arab Emirates. Paltchik took bronze a year ago under the banner of the IJF but topped the podium today and thanks to the groundbreaking work of the International Judo Federation and the U.A.E Judo & Wrestling Federation, did so with the Israel flag on his judogi and his anthem as he won his first Grand Slam title. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Abu Dhabi25 Oct
2Zagreb26 Jul
1Veneto23 Feb
1Tel Aviv2018
3Paris2018
Result City Date
2Wiesbaden9 Nov
2Abu Dhabi25 Oct
3Tallinn13 Oct
7Tokyo29 Aug
3Zagreb26 Jul

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description