Georgii Zantaraia Judoka

Georgii Zantaraia

Georgii Zantaraia

  • Country:Ukraine
  • Born:21 October 1987 (31 years)
  • Popularity
Georgii Zantaraia is a phenomenal judoka who won the world title U60kg in 2009 in Rotterdam. The Ukrainian judoka won 6 World Championships medals in a row (2009-2018) and took the European title in 2011 and 2018. He stepped up to U66kg in 2012. In 2017 he regained the European title in Warsaw U66kg. Zantaraia is extremely skilled. Was born in Georgia. He won silver at the Grand Prix in Hohhot and Zagreb and Grand Slam in Düsseldorf in 2018.
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Hifumi Abe captures his second world title in style

21 Sep 2018 16:25

What a story for judo with brother and sister Abe showcasing marvelous and innovating judo. Both champions finished their match by uchimata, a unique happening in judo. Hifumi Abe claimed the world title U66kg defeating the dark horse of today Yerlan Serikzhanov of Kazakhstan. Read more

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Hifumi Abe faces An Baul in semi final

21 Sep 2018 13:00

Two out of the four top seeds in the men’s U66kg category in Baku's World Championships were able to overcome tricky contests in the pool stage to secure semi-final spots. A clash is coming up with An vs Abe. But in the morning session there was lots a great action. Read more

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Preview U66kg: Hifumi Abe poised to win gold, Israel has two chances

20 Sep 2018 22:10

The U66kg division is a huge one with many players in each pool. With 75 judoka the field is amazing. Only Paris 2011 had more (artificial) participants. It’s a quality field with the top players. But the absolute eyecatcher is Hifumi Abe of Japan. Read more

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Tal Flicker takes gold for Israel with Baku looming

28 Jul 2018 11:40

European bronze medallist and World number three Tal Flicker of Israel won his first IJF medal of the year to set out his intentions of again being on the World Championships podium this autumn. The reigning world bronze medallist defeated Ukraine’s first and only ever world champion Georgii Zantaraia (UKR) by a waza-ari score to celebrate winning the second Grand Prix title of his thriving career. Read more

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Japanese newcomer Kenzo Tagawa tastes his first IJF gold

23 Feb 2018 20:55

Kenzo Tagawa of Japan stamped his name on the IJF World Judo Tour in Düsseldorf by pipping judo idol and European Champion Georgii Zantaraia (UKR) to -66kg gold. World number 205 Tagawa, 21, attained IJF gold for first time on his first Grand Slam assignment outside of Japan as he held firm against human highlight reel Zantaraia who was at his mercurial best for the majority of the day. Read more

Result City Date
3Baku21 Sep
2Zagreb27 Jul
2Düsseldorf23 Feb
7Tokyo2017
5Budapest2017

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