Ilias Iliadis Judoka

Ilias Iliadis

Ilias Iliadis

  • Country:Greece
  • Born:10 November 1986 (34 years)
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Ilias Iliadis became the youngest ever Olympic male Champion in 2004, aged 17. Ilias won 3 world titles in 2010, 2011 and 2014 and 6 world medals. Born in Georgia as Jarji Zviadauri, cousin of 2004 Olympic champion U90kg Zurab Zviadauri. He retired after the Olympic Games in 2016 as a legend. He is ambassador of judo for the IJF. Ilias Iliadis (GRE) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U90kg from 2011-2013. In November 2019 Iliadis became head coach of Uzbekistan.
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Ilias Iliadis fought in five different categories

20 Oct 2020 08:35

Many players stay in the same weight class throughout their entire senior competition career. Some would change a category, usually moving up to a higher weight class in the later stages of their career. Few would change more than one category but Olympic and triple World Champion Ilias Iliadis would fight in five different weight categories in the course of his career. Read more

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Ilias Iliadis: Peaked early yet bloomed late

11 Oct 2020 09:30

For most players, winning the Olympic gold is the ultimate goal. Even the World title doesn’t mean as much to them. But for some athletes, Olympic gold came early. This certainly was the case for Ilias Iliadis, who won his Olympic gold medal at the age of 17. Read more

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Different styles of the category U90kg

4 Dec 2019 08:05

Without doubt, Ilias Iliadis wrote a nice chapter in judo history, most part of his legacy was made in 90kg class. But since the olympic champion stepped back from the tatami, this weight category has experienced a lot of changes. Nowadays, without such judo hero, the crown is looking for a new king and there are a lot of candidates fighting for it. Read more

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Ilias Iliadis boosts Uzbek team with experience and motivation

29 Nov 2019 12:55

It was nine years ago since Uzbekistan captured multiple medals at the Grand Slam in Tokyo. A remarkable results, perhaps with a little magic of Ilias Ilias, Uzbekistan’s new head coach. On the last day of the Grand Slam in Osaka, Davlat Bobonov and Alisher Yusupov captured a medal for their country. Read more

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Judo hero Ilias Iliadis back in on the mat with Edelweiss

7 Dec 2018 09:15

On Friday the European Club Championships will take place in Romania. Romania celebrates 100 years and for this occasion the best world class athletes are in Bucharest for the annual Team Championships with the best clubs of Europe. Not just with European athletes but clubs have attracted world wide presence of athletes. Read more

Result City Date
3Bucharest2018
5Guadalajara2016
7Düsseldorf2016
2Vienna2015
3Jeju2015

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