Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Teddy Riner remains undefeated in Qingdao
22 Nov 2015 14:30
After five Paris Grand Slam victories and last year's victory in Jeju, Teddy Riner added a third city where he won the gold in the IJF World Tour. In the men’s heavyweight of course all the focus was on the eight-time world champion, Teddy Riner. Still undefeated since 2010, the French colossus seems to fight on another planet and most of his contenders tried not to be thrown for ippon rather than to really to challenge today’s judo legend.
In the final, he was opposed to Kim Sung-Min, who had never won against Riner but who is one of his most well-known opponents. After 45 seconds KIM totally dominated by the strong grip of Riner, was penalised a first time for passivity and again 30 seconds later. A third shido was given to the Korean before the French was able to really apply a first sumi-gaeshi technique but for no score. Outrageously dominating, it did not take long for the fourth penalty to be given to Kim, offering the victory to RINER, who remains totally unchallenged.
The first bronze medal fight opposed Oleksandr Gordiienko (UKR), silver medallist in Budapest last June, and Abdulov Aituar (KAZ), who was not among the favourites of the competition this morning. After a little less than two minutes, Gordiienko, much taller than his opponent, launched a huge uchi-mata, for yuko. The Ukrainian confirmed his advantage a little later with exactly the same technique for the same result. The third attempt was a good one as Gordiienko scored ippon again with uchi-mata.
The second bronze medal saw Ueda Katsuma (JPN) and Sven Heinle (GER) opposed for the last position of the podium. Ueda scored the first waza-ari with a soto-makikomi technique, which he immediately followed with an immobilisation, but Heinle showed effort to escape from the hold, before the 10 seconds synonymous of a minimum of yuko. Despite a few penalties, the score remained unchanged and Ueda added another medal to the Japanese basket already pretty full in Qingdao.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
The world-renowned Paris Grand Slam, the IJF’s iconic French supershow, will be more important than ever in 2020 as the first of four Grand Slam events to take place before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tickets are now on sale for the two-day showpiece (8-9 February) at the AccorHotels Arena which attracts the world’s leading judoka and thousands of fans along with hundreds of media from all over the world. Read more
Olympic heavyweight champion Teddy Riner made light work of former world silver medallist David Moura (BRA) in the last contest at the first edition of the Brasilia Grand Slam. Riner moved to 4-0 against Brazil’s man-mountain as he rushed past the home hope in 20 seconds by ippon from an o-soto-makikomi. Read more
The epic first time heavyweight showdown between Olympics champions Teddy Riner (FRA) and Lukas Krpalek (CZE) was a nerve-shredding affair and, as expected, proved to be one of the toughest challenges for the all-conquering Frenchman in his near decade long reign at the top of the sport. Read more
Without Teddy Riner Cuban judo star Idalys Ortiz is the one with the most World Championships medals fighting in Tokyo. The Cuban heavyweight captured seven World Championships medals in her career. In 2009 she won her first and in 2013 and 2014 she took the world title. Read more
Winning finals is a quality. Just a gut feeling says that the Japanese understand that quality really well. Zooming into the stats, just confirms that the Japanese are true masters taking the gold in a final. Obviously Japan is the most successful nation and they take a lot of medals, so they also lost a few contests. Still the distribution of gold in finals is positively balanced by the Japanese. Read more
Thomas Allan (SCO)