World Championships Budapest - Event

World Championships Budapest

  • Date: 28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: World Championships
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Dorjsuren aims for revenge at World Championships, World Preview U57kg

30 Aug 2017 00:00

Will Mongolia have a second female world champion in 2017? At the Worlds in Budapest Sumiya Dorjsuren is the top favorite in her category U57kg based on her very strong performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she dispatched Matsumoto for ippon like it was child's play. 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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Ai Shishime underlines Japanese dominance with gold U52kg

29 Aug 2017 17:25

Ai Shishime completes the Japanese power with gold U52kg. She met Olympic Champion Majlinda Kelmendi in the semi final and defeated the Kosovarian star. Shishime's opponent in the final was Natsumi Tsunoda to whom she lost before, but this time the 23-year old Japanese grabbed the gold. Shishime was Japanese and Asian champion and has her best year in her career. 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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Majlinda Kelmendi facing the pressure of regaining the title: World preview U52kg

29 Aug 2017 00:00

Since winning her first World title in 2013, Majlinda Kelmendi has been defeated only once in an individual tournament. That loss was to Erika Miranda of Brazil in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, just two months after Kelmendi's return to competition after a very long injury layoff. The unfortunate draw brought the Olympic medallists together in one pool. Read more