Julia Figueroa Judoka

Julia Figueroa

Julia Figueroa

  • Country:Spain
  • Born:7 April 1991 (28 years)
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Spanish Julia Figueroa won the Grand Slam of Tyumen in 2015, as first ever Spanish to win a Grand Slam. She won her 1st World Cup in Madrid. Figueroa won all Spanish titles in U17, U20, U23 and seniors. Bronze in 2015 at the Grand Slam of Paris. Figueroa won the Grand Slam of Baku in 2016. She finished seventh at the 2018 World Championships in Baku. She took silver at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg and Baku in 2019. She clinched the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Marrakech in 2019.
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Five winning nations at opening day Grand Slam Baku

6 May 2016 16:30

Spanish Julia Figueroa became the winner of the Grand Slam U48kg, she didn’t have to fight Eva Csernoviczki who had an knee injury and couldn’t compete. Both were actually equal in head2heads and Figueroa beat her last year in Tbilisi. Figueroa gets the points and won her second Grand Slam. Last year she won the Grand Slam in Tyumen. Figueroa is the only one of Spain who ever won a Grand Slam, now even two. Four Spanish finals at a Grand Slam were lost. Read more


Kazan Judo preview U48kg: Csernoviczki and Van Snick rivals again

20 Apr 2016 11:05

At the European Championships in Kazan Hungarian Eva Csernoviczki and Charline van Snick are separated in the draw. The weight division for women U48kg won’t have any athlete of the top 5 of the World Ranking. The mainly Asian dominated class has an Pan American Olympic Champion and two European Olympic medallists, who this edition in Kazan will also fight for the medals. Csernoviczki is in one pool with Valentina Moscatt. Van Snick with Chernyak. Read more

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Spanish NOC launches Athletes Employment Programme

30 Nov 2015 17:25

Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) President Alejandro Blanco has launched an “Athletes Employment Programme” which will aim to create a network of companies to find jobs for their elite athletes. Blanco is in the IJF Executive committee as Olympic Solidarity Director of the IJF and a former judoka. Read more

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Munkhbat continues Mongolian victories in Paris

17 Oct 2015 17:30

Urantsetseg Munkhbat of Mongolia was with Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia the only World Ranking leader who won this edition of the Grand Slam in Paris. In the new AccorHotel Arena she defeated Charline van Snick of Belgium. The 2013 world champion, Munkhbat Urantsetseg was penalised for passivity after one minute and 45 seconds giving a small advantage to Belgium’s Olympic bronze medallist Charline Van Snick, but a few seconds later, Munkhbat engaged a right handed ippon-seoi-nage for yuko. A run against the clock started for Van Snick but the very experienced Mongolian could control the fight until the very last seconds to secure a third Grand Slam gold medal, enough also to reinforce her first place on the world ranking list. Read more

Menezes vs Van Snick

Preview World Championships U48kg

23 Aug 2015 11:10

The draw of the World Championships in Astana delivered great matches to follow this week starting on Monday with the categories men U60kg and women U48kg. An amazing draw for women U48kg with highest seed Munkhbat Urantsetseg of Mongolia. An Incredible draw with almost the full Olympic podium stuck together. Read more

Result City Date
2Baku10 May
2Ekaterinburg15 Mar
1Marrakech8 Mar

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