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The clashes for 2020 to look out for

2 Jan 2020 09:05

 Jo Crowley - IJF    IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation
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The IJF World Masters was the last meet of the year, with travel to Qingdao on the cards for the world’s elite judoka. With the 2019 calendar now closed and preparations well under way for an explosive 2020 it’s the domestic rivalries that will provide much of the fervour.

Who do you want to see come out on top for each of these head-to-heads? So much at stake and no sign of anyone backing down. Some clashes to look out for in 2020.

-60kg

Japan: Nagayama (#1) - Takato (#4)

-66kg

Japan: Maruyama (#2) - Abe (#4)

-73kg

Azerbaijan: Orujov (#2) - Heydarov (#6)

-81kg

Russia: Khubetsov (#9) - Khalmurzaev (#12)

-90kg

Georgia: Bekauri (#7) - Gviniashvili (#9)

-100kg

Azerbaijan: Gasimov (#15) - Kotsoiev (#16)

+100kg

Brazil: Moura (#6) - Silva (#7)

-48kg

Spain: Figueroa (#4) - Martinez-Abelenda (#8)

-52kg

Japan: Abe (#2) - Shishime (#3)

-57kg

Canada: Deguchi (#1) - Klimkait (#3)

-63kg

Japan: Tashiro (#3) - Nabekura (#4) - Doi (#5)

China: Yang (#9) - Tang (#11)

-70kg

Netherlands: Van Dijke (#2) - Polling (#3)

Great Britain: Conway (#9) - Howell (#10)

-78kg

Germany: Wagner (#9) - Malzahn (#10)

+78kg

Brazil: Altheman (#3) - Souza (#4)

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