Julia Tolofua Judoka

Julia Tolofua

Julia Tolofua

  • Country:France
  • Born:1 June 1997 (22 years)
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French heavyweight judoka Julia Tolofua won the European Junior title in 2016 in Malaga. She won the European Cup in Berlin and Lignano in 2016. She took bronze at the European Open in Madrid in 2016. She became French senior champion in 2017. She won gold at the European Cup in Uster in 2019. She took gold at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in 2019. Julia Tolofua (FRA) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for juniors O78kg in 2017. She took bronze at the Grand Slam in Brasilia in 2019
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Beatriz Souza wins all-Brazilian final to reset race for Tokyo 2020

9 Oct 2019 08:50

Two Brazilians heavyweights in the final of the Grand Slam in Brasilia. The World number eight Beatriz Souza beat world silver medallist Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) for the first time on the IJF stage to claim her first Grand Slam gold medal. The 21-year-old defeated world number three Altheman, 31, after throwing for a waza-ari score and pinning down her teammate with a kesa-gatame. Read more

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Julia Tolofua fights back tears after shock win

31 Mar 2019 16:05

French outsider Julia Tolofua was the surprise heavyweight winner on the last day in Tbilisi as the little-known +78kg fighter defeated Junior World Championships silver medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) in the final. In her first IJF final Tolofua took the contest to the world number nine who was thrown with an o-soto-gari for a waza-ari score and that was the only time the scoreboard was summoned. Read more

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European Cup in Uster breeding ground for challengers

10 Mar 2019 19:50

Georgia, France and Germany were the best nations at the first European Cup of the season held in Uster. Most over young athletes between 18 and 24 won the titles with young Georgians and more experienced French judoka. One thing they have in common, they are either approaching senior level and considered the challengers for a higher level or trying to get a foot between the door at this European Cup level, where a gold medal is celebrated as a career best. Read more

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Igolnikov and Shakhbazov stable winners for Russian juniors

18 Sep 2016 13:00

Mikhail Igolnikov was the big man of the second and last day of the individual Junior European Championships in Malaga. The Russian giant claimed the European title U90kg, despite all competition in his weight class, he simply meets the expectations. After a period with some silver medals at major tournaments, he showed Europe that he is the man for the future in this weight class. Read more

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European Cup Berlin good practise for Malaga in September

1 Aug 2016 11:15

Eighteen medal winning nations at the Junior European Cup in Berlin. France however was the most dominant nation with four gold and ten medals in total. Russia and Italy also impressed with three gold medals. None of last year’s winner could prolong his title which is typical for the strength of this qualification tournament for the European Championships later this year in Malaga. Read more

Result City Date
1Amiens3 Nov
3Brasilia8 Oct
5Hohhot26 May
1Tbilisi29 Mar
1Uster10 Mar

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