Hedvig Karakas Judoka

Hedvig Karakas

Hedvig Karakas

  • Country:Hungary
  • Born:21 February 1990 (30 years)
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Hedvig Karakas is one of the finest Hungarian judoka who won bronze at the Grand Slam Tokyo in 2015. She became European Champion in 2020 in Prague. As World Junior Champion, Karakas won bronze at the 2009 World Championships and was fifth at the 2012 Olympic Games, 7th in Rio and 7th at the 2015 Worlds. She claimed the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2019. In 2018 she took a silver medal at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf and Grand Slam bronze in Baku in 2019 and Budapest in 2020.
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Hedvig Karakas defeats Monteiro in European final

20 Nov 2020 22:25

Karakas Hedvig captured the European title in Prague, her first European title in her career. It was her fourth medal after she lost the final in 2015 and bronze in 2009 and 2010. Karakas Hedvig is a key figure on the international circuit. He was 26 times present on a podium of a World Judo Tour event. In the European final she defeated another key judoka, Telma Monteiro of Portugal. It was the fifth time both met at European Championships, Monteiro won four times, this time it was Karakas. Read more

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Telma Monteiro equals Edith Hrovat with 14th European medal

20 Nov 2020 10:25

Some surprising European champions in Prague. Statisticians enjoy these championships with lots of figures thanks to the experienced judoka. But also youngsters show themselves with less than 250 days to go for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

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Kaja Kajzer shows her potential once more

23 Jan 2020 20:05

The final for women U57kg took long minutes of golden score for the victory to finally tip over to Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia against Helene Receveaux of France, on a somewhat confused action initiated by Receveaux but concluded on a counter by Kajzer. Read more

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Finally gold for Hedi Karakas in the World Tour

20 Sep 2019 17:30

Hungarian Hedvig Karakas was finally awarded with gold in the World Tour as she captured the first place U57kg after her victory against Bulgarian Iveline Ilieva. It is the experienced Karakas Hedvig of Hungary who won in Tashkent after a tactical fight that was essentially led by a kumikata battle. Under pressure from the two shidos she had received, the Hungarian did not lose focus and scored a waza-ari on sumi-gaeshi about thirty seconds from the end. Read more

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Rafaela Silva is back to Olympic level

12 Jul 2019 19:55

Brazilian Olympic champion Rafaela Silva earned her sixth Grand Prix title with a resounding win over European Games silver medallist Nora Gjakova (KOS) in the U57kg final. Silva took her opportunity with 53 seconds left as she countered a weak uchi-mata on the edge of the contest area by rolling over Kosovo’s star for ippon and gold for Brazil. Read more

Result City Date
1Prague2020
3Budapest2020
3Tel Aviv2020
7Abu Dhabi2019
1Tashkent2019

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