Hedvig Karakas Judoka

Hedvig Karakas

Hedvig Karakas

  • Country:Hungary
  • Born:21 February 1990 (29 years)
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Hedvig Karakas is one of the finest Hungarian judoka who won bronze at the Grand Slam Tokyo in 2015. 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. European Games silver in 2015. She won six world cup titles. In 2018 she took a silver medal at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf and GP Zagreb and Budapest bronze. She clinched bronze at the Grand Prix in Marrakech and Grand Slam in Baku in 2019.
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Olympic champion Silva beats world champion Yoshida

10 May 2019 22:35

Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil ruled in the U57kg category as the 2013 world champion defeated reigning world champion Yoshida Tsukasa (JPN) for the first time. Yoshida, who led their head-to-head series 3-0 before today, was the favourite to win in Baku but Silva pounced with 15 seconds left for a waza-ari score to claim her 12th Grand Slam medal but first of the golden variety. Read more

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Chinese Taipei’s Chen-Ling Lien strengthens Tokyo medal aspirations

8 Mar 2019 20:05

Former Baku Grand Slam winner Lien Chen-Ling (TPE) celebrated her second Grand Prix win at the expense of Oberwart European Open winner Anna Borowska (POL) who was subdued in the U57kg final. Tokyo-based Lien, who was a key training partner for the recently retired London 2012 Olympic champion Mastumoto Kaori (JPN). Read more

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Rafaela Silva is back with gold in Budapest

10 Aug 2018 20:30

Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil made an overdue appearance on the top of the podium on day one as the Brazilian hero defeated European silver medallist Theresa Stoll (GER) in the final. Silva last won gold at Rio 2016 and her last IJF gold medal was also back in 2016 (Tbilisi Grand Prix) but rediscovered her best form today. Read more

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Tough pool for Deguchi with Rafaela Silva and Corina Stefan

9 Aug 2018 20:30

Christa Deguchi of Canada is the only judoka in the sport who has won gold at the two opening events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification phase. Japan-based Deguchi, 22, has won five gold medals from five outings this year. Paris Grand Slam winner won the Hohhot Grand Prix and Zagreb Grand Prix, both first two events of the qualification. Read more

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Deguchi wins all-Canadian final for back-to-back Grand Prix gold

28 Jul 2018 12:00

Christa Deguchi of Canada won her fifth competition in a row and fifth in 2018 to continue her run through the category and up towards the summit of U57kg. Hohhot Grand Prix silver medallist Jessica Klimkait and Paris Grand Slam winner Deguchi – who have been teammates since 2017 – had met twice previously and the latter had won both of those contests which occurred in April and May of 2018. Read more

Result City Date
3Baku10 May
3Marrakech8 Mar
5Tel Aviv24 Jan
3Budapest2018
3Zagreb2018

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