Samanta Soares Judoka

Samanta Soares

Samanta Soares

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:16 July 1993 (26 years)
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Brazilian judoka Samanta Soares fought the World Junior Championships final in 2013. National champion in 2015. She won silver at the European Open in Tallinn and she took bronze at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi in 2016. Soares won the gold medal at the European Open in Prague in 2017. She won the Pan American Open in Lima in 2017. She claimed a bronze medal at the 2018 Grand Prix in Cancun and The Hague. She became World Military champion in 2018 in Rio. World Mixed team bronze in Tokyo in 2019.
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Unfancied Russian Antonina Shmeleva grinds out first IJF title

18 Nov 2018 21:35

Russian Antonina Shmeleva won her maiden IJF title to send her country top of the medal table in The Hague. Hohhot Grand Prix bronze medallist Sama Hawa Camara (FRA) came undone on the ground as the Russian secured a kesa-gatame hold and remained there for 20 seconds and U78kg gold. Read more

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Rika Takayama gives Japan a 100% success rate in Cancun

15 Oct 2018 09:40

Takayama Rika of Japan defeated double Olympic bronze medallist Mayra Aguiar (BRA) to win her second Grand Prix title. World number 18 and Two-time Grand Slam winner Takayama, who won the 2016 Qingdao Grand Prix, is behind judoka such as world champion Hamada Shori (JPN), former world champion Umeki Mami (JPN) and Asian Games winner Sato Ruika (JPN) who is undefeated this year. Read more

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Four-time Grand Slam winner Ruika Sato upsets world champion

27 May 2018 14:10

Ruika Sato Ruika if Japan topped a Grand Prix medal podium for the first time with a win over world champion Mayra Aguiar (BRA) in the -78kg final. Düsseldorf Grand Slam winner Sato is a four-time Grand Slam winner and at the seventh attempt made her breakthrough on the Grand Prix stage. Read more

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Pan American Open in Lima successful event for Brazil

27 Mar 2017 11:10

Also on Sunday Brazil showed its strength at the Pan American Open in Lima in Peru. Another four titles were added making a total of nine gold medals and 18 medals in total. Read more

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Dutch Sanne Vermeer picks up straight line to the top

4 Mar 2017 19:45

Three Dutch judoka were responsible for the victory in the overall medal count at the European Open in Prague. In the afternoon session, Sanne Vermeer and Natascha Ausma captured the gold, while Margriet Bergstra took silver in the early session on Saturday. Brazil also won two gold medals: Pereira and Soares. Read more

Result City Date
7Brasilia2019
3Tokyo2019
5Montreal2019
5Oberwart2019
3The Hague2018

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