Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Miku Tashiro prolongs Masters title beating Franssen
29 May 2016 00:25
Miku Tashiro prolonged her title at the Masters. Last year Tashiro won the gold in Rabat (MOR), this time she defeated Dutch Juul Franssen in the final in Guadalajara. Tashiro dominated the match, but couldn’t score, only a penalty difference until 45 seconds for the end when she struck with a wazari by ashi-waza against Franssen.
Tashiro won her bouts against Hilde Drexler (AUT), Junxia Yang (CHN) and Anicka van Emden followed in the semi final. Franssen had a bye in her first round and defeated Ekaterina Valkova (RUS) in the semi.
The bronze was for Anicka van Emden who defeated Tsend-Ayush by one penalty difference. Austrian Kathrin Unterwurzacher sort of gave away her bronze medal against Yang Junxia. Unterwurzacher led by wazari for a sasei and followed with an oseikomi, but Yang escaped and was in a hold down herself a few seconds later.
Miku Tashiro is World bronze medallist in 2014 and 2015. Tashiro won the World Junior Championships U20 in 2010 in Agadir. She was World U17 Champion in 2009 U63kg. Tashiru was All Japan Champion in 2015. Tashiro won the IJF World Masters in Rabat in 2015 and now in Guadalajara. She won silver at the Paris Grand Slam in 2016.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Dutch Olympic medallist Anicka van Emden retires as top athlete. Van Emden won World bronze in 2011 and 2013 and highlighted her career in Rio with Olympic bronze. In 2011 she won European silver followed by bronze in 2014 and 2016 and she claimed 13 Grand Slam medals. Read more
It wasn’t a surprise that both Tina Trstenjak as Clarisse Agbegnenou before the undisputed favourites, but it’s a quality that both reached the final at these competitive Olympics. This category U63kg is one of the most rivalled division and knows a broad list of challengers of these two. It was Tina Trstenjak who stayed cool as ever. She is as cool as Ono, as efficient as Riner and as laid-back as 2012 Olympic Champion Urska Zolnir. Trstenjak took over her legacy for a bright future of Slovenian judo. It was the only category of the 14 where none of the judoka had won an Olympic medal before. Read more
Only one surprise in the semi final for women, the rest is by the book. Brazil’s Mariana Silva achieved to book victories over Yarden Gerbi in the quarter final, Martyna Trajdos in the 1/8 final and Szandra Szogedi in the first round. Read more
Tina Trstenjak is known as one of the most stable judokas around. No show, just judo, not always first, but gold when she demands it. Trstenjak is vying to be the successor of Urska Zolnir and keep the title in Slovenia. On 9 August we will know the answer to the succession. Read more
The Dutch team will send a record of eleven athletes to the Olympic Games. In 2012 the Dutch sent 10 athletes to London. Henk Grol is the only athlete with medals in his pocket. The double European champion in this Olympic cycle won bronze in 2008 and 2012. Marhinde Verkerk was previously nominated instead of Guusje Steenhuis. Verkerk finished fifth in 2012. Read more
Daniel Mair (GBR)
|1||Rio de Janeiro||2016|
|1||Rio de Janeiro||2016|