News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

European Judo Championships Preview U81kg: New champion in the make

19 Apr 2017 10:25

   IJF Media Team / IJF
20170401_tbilisigp_ijf_alan_khubetsov

The European Championships in Warsaw will have a new European Champion U81kg. Reigning champion and Olympic champion Khasan Khalmurzaev skips the European Championships in Warsaw and last year’s runner-up Avtandili Tchrikishvili didn’t even get the chance to participate in his new category U90kg.

Some tough guys stepped up to U90 and some men also stepped up from U73 to U81kg and might suddenly interfere in the common rankings. With the new points system lots of points could be gained in the road to Warsaw.

Bulgarian Ivaylo Ivanov is the first seeded player on the list U81kg. He took silver at the Grand Slam in Paris and Grand Prix bronze in Düsseldorf in 2016 and 2017. He won the Grand Slam on Abu Dhabi in 2015 and took bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016. In 2013 Ivanov became European U23 Champion in Samokov and silver in 2015. He took European Junior bronze in 2013. He won the Grand Prix in Samsun. He finished seventh at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Frank de Wit surprised everyone with gold at the Grand Slam in Paris. The Olympian lost in Rio in the first round, but it was a welcome experience to move on in his young career.

De Wit is 2015 World and European Junior champion. He won Junior world silver in 2014. Also European Cadet silver in 2013. In the Seniors he won his first Grand Prix medal in 2015 in Zagreb and added bronze in Cluj. In 2015 De Wit won bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris and bronze at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi in 2016. In 2017 he continued to be a dangerous contender for the European title in Warsaw.

Alan Khubetsov of Russia is the pick of the Russian staff for U81kg. He won silver in Tbilisi this year. Alan Khubetsov won gold at the Grand Prix in Zagreb in 2016. Khubetsov won the European Championships U23 in Prague in 2012. He won the Grand Slam in Baku in 2014 as first senior success and followed up with victories at the Grand Prix Astana (2014) and Tbilisi in 2015. European Games bronze with the Russian team. He won gold at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in 2016.

Perhaps his Russian rival Aslan Lappinagov is super talented and he won the Grand Prix in Dusseldorf this year. Lappinagov won the European U23 title in 2015 in Bratislava. He became European Junior Champion Judo in 2013 in Sarajevo. He won a silver medal at the 2015 World Military Games in Mungyeong. He won silver at the African Open Casablanca in 2016. He won the Grand Slam in Tyumen in 2016 and took bronze in Zagreb. He took bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016.

IVANOV Ivaylo (BUL) 1. seed (2. place WRL)

DE WIT Frank (NED) 2. seed (5. place WRL)

KHUBETSOV Alan (RUS) 3. seed (8. place WRL)

LAPPINAGOV Aslan (RUS) 4. seed (9. place WRL)

UNGVARI Attila (HUN) 5. seed (11. place WRL)

ISMAYILOV Rufat (AZE) 6. seed (15. place WRL)

CSOKNYAI Laszlo (HUN) 7. seed (18. place WRL)

RESSEL Dominic (GER) 8. seed (23. place WRL)

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Frank De Wit (NED) - European Championships Warsaw (2017, POL) - © JudoHeroes & IJF, Copyright: www.ijf.org
  • Ivaylo Ivanov (BUL) - European Championships Warsaw (2017, POL) - © JudoHeroes & IJF, Copyright: www.ijf.org
  • European Championships Warsaw (2017, POL) - © JudoHeroes

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

2017_kim_polling_gpthehague

Draw The Hague Grand Prix shows return of Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov

16 Nov 2017 17:00

The Netherlands is proud to host an Grand Prix for the first since 2011. The Hague Grand Prix is the last Grand Prix of the year. The organisers of the World Championships in 2009 will start in The Hague with a fine field of 231 athlete from 43 nations. Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov of Russia is the most remarkable name in the field, he makes his comeback, the Olympics were his last event. Read more

gphague_2

Frank de Wit wants to build out his leading position in The Hague

16 Nov 2017 12:15

Frank de Wit is the number one of the world U81kg and Holland’s poster boy for the Grand Prix in The Hague. On Thursday the draw will be conducted and among the 250 participants the Netherlands have a great bunch of participants. De Wit won the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi and is obviously one of the eye catchers. Read more

judo_bundesliga

Bundesliga final four with many stars and top preparation

4 Nov 2017 08:30

This weekend the Bundesliga final for men will take place in Leipzig. Among the participants many international stars fighting for the four clubs who qualified for the final stage. After some exciting preliminary rounds in the north and south of Germany and a quarter-final with mostly clear results, the best four teams are now looking forward to the final in Leipzig. Read more

20171027_abudhabi_ijf_fb_frank_de_wit_ned

The Hague Grand Prix poster boy De Wit wins his second Grand Slam of 2017

27 Oct 2017 19:10

Dutchman Frank De Wit became the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam gold medallist with a display of grit and guile as he conquered a star-powered weight category. The 21-year-old Paris Grand Slam winner, who is one of the promotional faces for his country’s upcoming Grand Prix next month, prepared for his first home IJF event in best way possible by winning gold and making sure that he will be one of the top seeds in The Hague. Read more

khalmurzaev_000001

Khalmurzaev, Nagase or a surprise World Champion U81kg?

31 Aug 2017 00:10

In the category U81kg there remains two big prospects for the World title in Budapest: Olympic Champion Khasan Khalmurzaev of Russia and World Champion Takanori Nagase of Japan. Both have fought very little since the 2016 Rio Olympics, but when they did, they shone brightly. Here in Budapest they are in the same pool and may meet in the quarter final. Read more

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1The Hague19 Nov
3Abu Dhabi28 Oct
1Almere1 Oct
1Saarbrucken16 Jul
2Warsaw22 Apr
Result City Date
2The Hague19 Nov
2Abu Dhabi28 Oct
5Budapest1 Sep
1Minsk23 Jul
2Baku12 Mar