Anamari Velensek Judoka

Anamari Velensek

Anamari Velensek

  • Country:Slovenia
  • Born:15 May 1991 (28 years)
  • Popularity
Vice World champion 2015 Ana Velensek took silver in Astana in 2015 U78kg. She won an Olympic bronze medal in 2016 in Rio while being injured. Velensek won various major world level events such as gold at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2017 and Zagreb in 2018 +78kg. World Junior and European U23 Championships medallist and bronze winner at the European Games. Velensek won the World Military Games in 2015. She won more than 25 World Cup medals. She took bronze at the Grand Slam in Baku in 2019.
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Akira Sone positions herself as favourite for world stunt

28 Jul 2019 21:45

Sone Akira of Japan claimed heavyweight gold at the Grand Prix in Zagreb one month away from making her World Championships debut at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Sone, 19, did not have to fight in the final as European Games silver medallist Larisa Ceric (BIH) unfortunately was sidelined after picking up an injury in her successful semi-final clash. Read more

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Belarus hopes for gold medal for Maryna Slutskaya

22 Jun 2019 12:55

There are enough heavyweight judoka in Europe to make the heavyweight category interesting. The major favourites for the home crowd will be Maryna Slutskaya, former number one of the World and 2017 European Champion. She might be just back in time for this unique opportunity for Belarus to win a European title at home. Read more

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Yelyzaveta Kalanina wins Grand Slam in Baku

12 May 2019 19:00

Yelyzaveta Kalanina of the Ukraine won her maiden Grand Slam title with the best display of her young career. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina was thrown by the tallest judoka in the category as the raw talent of Kalanina was on display for the world to see. Read more

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Heavyweight Iryna Kindzerska powers to gold in Tel Aviv

26 Jan 2019 18:20

Former world bronze medallist Iryna Kindzerska of Azerbaijan overpowered Yelyzaveta Kalanina (UKR) on the ground for heavyweight gold in Tel Aviv. Kindzerska trapped her younger Ukrainian rival in osaekomi for 20 seconds and ippon to win Azerbaijan’s first gold medal in Israel. Read more

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Lightweight Ana Velensek wins sixth Grand Prix title

29 Jul 2018 21:25

Olympic bronze medallist Anamari Velensek of Slovenia won the +78kg heavyweight gold medal in Zagreb as the lightest judoka in the category proved to be the best judoka on this day. Openweight World Championships bronze medallist Nihel Cheikh Rouhou (TUN) was drawn into unfamiliar territory on the ground by the agile Slovenian who locked on a juji-gatame for ippon. Read more

Result City Date
2Wuhan20 Oct
3Zagreb26 Jul
3Baku12 May
1Lendava23 Mar
5Paris9 Feb

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