Yeldos Smetov Judoka

Yeldos Smetov

Yeldos Smetov

  • Country:Kazakhstan
  • Born:9 September 1992 (25 years)
  • Popularity
World Champion in judo Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan won the World Junior Championships U20 in 2010 in Agadir. He won the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon. In 2015 he took his biggest crown with the world title at home in Astana against Rustam Ibrayev. In 2016 he won silver at the Grand Prix Düsseldorf. Olympic silver medallist in 2016 in Rio. He took a bronze medal at the European Cup in Saarbrücken in 2017.
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Naohisa Takato again opens the Olympic cycle with world gold

28 Aug 2017 17:35

Naohisa Takato hit the medal table with second gold medal for Japan. The lightweight regained the world title and was simply the best. Takato of Japan was again solid in his techniques and now won the gold after his bronze in Rio de Janeiro he opens the Olympic cycle with gold. Read more

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Can Smetov resist the Japanese opposition? World Preview U60kg

27 Aug 2017 22:10

Looking at the U60kg division for the World Championships in Budapest, the player most likely to win is Naohisa Takato of Japan. He has solid traditional judo techniques, like sode-tsurikomi-goshi, drop seoi-nage, and uchimata, but he is also capable of doing unorthodox techniques more commonly associated with European judo, such as side takedown, utsuri-goshi, and sumi-gaeshi. Read more

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The Olympic effect on most popular judoka on instagram

19 Aug 2016 10:10

The Olympic Games always have a huge effect on the social media of the athletes. Most accounts are increasing but some are really exploding where there’s obviously a connection between the results. Paula Pareto had a more than average account with 16,000 followers, but exploded after her Olympic title to 109,000 followers. Teddy Riner was the biggest active judoka on twitter with over 120,000 followers but now gained another 25,000. Almost 80 percent of all Olympic medallist have an instagram account. Read more

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Olympic Champions take over the IJF World Ranking

17 Aug 2016 08:55

After the Olympic Games a new World Ranking was released by the IJF with many changes including seven new World Ranking leaders. Seven Olympic Champions are now leading their category. Read more

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Beslan Mudranov stays cool and takes Olympic judo title U60kg

6 Aug 2016 23:30

What an amazing day of judo at the first Olympic fight day for women U48kg and men U60kg with two surprising winners: Paula Pareto of Argentina and Beslan Mudranov of Russia. The gold medal for women stays in South America at Paula Pareto's place. Russia was able to prolong the title, as Mudranov took the gold where in 2012 Arsen Galstyan was Olympic Champion. Read more

Result City Date
7Budapest28 Aug
3Saarbrucken15 Jul
2Rio de Janeiro2016
1Tashkent2016
2Düsseldorf2016

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