Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (20 years)
  • Popularity
Hifume Abe became World Champoion in 2017 in Budapest. He became known since he won the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014. He fought the World Junior Championships final in 2014. Won silver at the World Cadet Championships in Miami. As a senior Abe won the Grand Prix Tashkent in 2015. He won the Kodokan Cup in Chiba in 2014. He won the Grand Slam in Tyumen and Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016 as youngest winner. In 2017 he won the Grand Slam in Paris and was the favourite for the world title in
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Eight new World Ranking leaders set Japan back to the top

4 Sep 2017 13:10

On Monday the new IJF World Ranking was released with eight new world ranking leaders. Soichi Hashimoto (U73kg) and Sumiya Dorjsuren (U57kg) were number one last week and also won the world title. It’s not about the ranking but about the performance. Four male World Ranking leaders of last week didn’t make a medal, three women didn’t make a medal and heavyweight Slutskaya couldn’t participate in Budapest. We introduce the new Ranking leaders. Read more

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Hifumi Abe makes golden expectations come true

29 Aug 2017 17:45

Hifumi Abe won the world title U66kg. In Budapest Abe defeated Russian Mikhail Pulyaev by ippon after 2.33 minutes by a splendid ippon. It was Japan’s fourth gold medal, a 100% score. Read more

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Tal Flicker world number one, but 20-Year old Hifumi Abe poised to win U66kg

29 Aug 2017 00:05

The U66kg division at the World Championships in Budapest is an interesting category with a few top prospects and many dark horses who may just pull off an upset. Tal Flicker of Israel is leading the seeding list since South Korea's An Bauls points got reduced. Flicker is the first man for Israel to lead the IJF World Ranking since the ranking launch in 2009. Read more

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Hifume Abe has many reasons to expect the highest in Budapest

24 Aug 2017 14:10

Hifumi Abe said Thursday he hopes to take a first step toward a coveted Olympic gold as he looks to shake off not being selected for the Rio Olympics by becoming the 66-kg world judo champion. Read more

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Japan releases Tokyo 2020 generation with 10 Worlds debutants among 18-strong team

3 Aug 2017 09:10

Japan have been revitalised under the reign of head coach Inoue Kosei and were back on top of the Olympic medal table in Rio after a below-par outing in London. Judo’s founding nation won three gold medals in Brazil, a silver medal and eight bronze medals as 12 members of their 14-strong team returned home with medals. Read more

Result City Date
1Budapest29 Aug
1Fukuoka1 Apr
1Paris11 Feb
1Tokyo2016
1Tyumen2016

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