Georgii Zantaraia Judoka

Georgii Zantaraia

Georgii Zantaraia

  • Country:Ukraine
  • Born:21 October 1987 (32 years)
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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. He won silver at the Grand Prix in Hohhot and Zagreb and Grand Slam in Düsseldorf in 2018. He took bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2019. He captured European Games gold in Minsk.
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Watch the 17 candidates for the IJF athletes commission

2 Sep 2017 15:00

At the World Championships in Budapest five judoka will be elected to represent the athletes in the IJF athletes commission. The next four-year period runs from 2017 to 2020 and current chairman Teddy Riner is not on the list. 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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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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Loic Korval retires from judo but keeps connected with his sport

18 Jul 2017 10:00

Former European Champion and World bronze medallist Loic Korval retired as a top judoka. Last weekend, the 29-year old Frenchman announced his retirement on his own Facebook page with a 6-minute video. Read more

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Yakub Shamilov defeats Zantaraia in Grand Prix final

30 Jun 2017 15:05

Yakub Shamilov (RUS) won the Chinese Grand Prix for the second time in his career with a marginal win over 2009 world champion and 2017 European Championships winner Georgii Zantaraia (UKR). Read more

Result City Date
7Qingdao2019
1Esslingen2019
1Minsk2019
7Baku2019
3Paris2019

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