Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (19 years)
  • Popularity
Hifume Abe won the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014. Fought the World Junior Championships final in 2014. Won silver at the World Cadet Championships in Miami. 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.
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It's tough being a Japanese judoka

11 Apr 2017 14:00

Japan has such depth in judo that in some categories you have multiple players who are absolutely world-class. Read more

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Hifumi Abe captures second national title

2 Apr 2017 14:35

Youngster Hifumi Abe blazed to secure his second straight national invitational weight class championship on Saturday, posting three straight ippons in the men’s 66-kg category. Read more

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Japan benefits from new rules in judo

14 Feb 2017 13:55

Rule changes recently adopted by the International Judo Federation to make the sport more exciting, as well as more understandable to the casual fan, made their debut at last weekend’s Paris Grand Slam. If the results from that tournament are any indication, Japan seems to benefit from the modifications with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming three years away. Read more

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Hifumi Abe again shows mouthwatering judo on Paris debut

11 Feb 2017 18:30

Japanese teen Hifumi Abe is the youngest ever winner of the Grand Slam in Paris and in the top 10 of youngest male winners ever in Paris. Ilias Iliadis was one of the youngest aged 18 in 2005, when the IJF didn’t yet have Grand Slams. Abe grabbed his first chance to perform at one of the sport’s flagship events with both hands as the 19-year-old sensation won the fourth Grand Slam gold medal of his career. Read more

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Cyrille Maret aiming for fourth victory in Paris

10 Feb 2017 18:00

A large team of 28 French men will please the home crowd in Paris at the first Olympic World Tour event for 2020. Cyrille Maret is the man who can win the title for the fourth time in a row. Not yet as good as the six victories for Riner, but still legendary to be able to win a fourth title in the new AccorArena in Paris. Riner won’t compete this time, but there are enough athletes left to enjoy the Grand Slam of Paris. Read more

Result City Date
1Fukuoka1 Apr
1Paris11 Feb
1Tokyo2016
1Tyumen2016
1Fukuoka2016

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