Or Sasson Judoka

Or Sasson

Or Sasson

  • Country:Israel
  • Born:18 August 1990 (28 years)
  • Popularity
Or Sasson of Israel won Olympic bronze in Rio 2016. Sasson is winner of European Games silver in Baku +100kg. He opened 2019 with a victory at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv. He won silver at the Grand Slam in Paris and won gold in Tbilisi in 2016. At his comeback in October 2017 captured gold at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2017 and silver in Zagreb in 2018. He took silver at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg in 2019.

Heavyweight glory for Russia’s Tamerlan Bashaev

17 Mar 2019 16:30

Tamerlan Bashaev of Russia struck Grand Slam gold for the first time in his career by defeating Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson (ISR) in the closing seconds of their +100kg final. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Bashaev dropped under his Israeli rival with his trademark seoi-nage for a waza-ari score with four seconds left on the clock to end the tournament on a high for the hosts. Read more


Or Sasson sets Israel on fire with home victory

26 Jan 2019 19:05

Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson ended the historic first IJF event in Israel on a high for the hosts as the heavyweight maestro won the last final of the competition. Sasson defeated The Hague Grand Prix winner Yakiv Khammo (UKR) in golden score to win Israel’s fourth Grand Prix gold medal and to make sure his country finished out of sight at the top of the medal table. Read more


Countdown for inaugural Judo Grand Prix Tel Aviv

17 Jan 2019 08:10

The IJF World Judo Tour 2019 will launch in just over a week with a brand new event. The new season will open in Israel with the inaugural Tel Aviv Grand Prix from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 January. Read more


Worlds-bound Guram Tushishvili topples the heavyweight field

29 Jul 2018 21:45

Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Guram Tushishvili of Georgia won his second Grand Prix gold medal this year with a mesmerising display as he won four of his five contests by ippon to add to his growing reputation and hopes of capturing his first world title in September. Read more


Or Sasson awaiting VISA for World Open Championships in Morocco

8 Nov 2017 15:50

Or Sasson left Israel for Munich on Wednesday, but won’t be able board a flight to his final destination in Morocco as the organisers of the Openweight World Championships in Marrakech have yet to provide a letter of official confirmation regarding his participation, a necessary prerequisite to his travel visa. Or Sasson is one of the main prospects to fight nine-time World Champion Teddy Riner for the world title. Read more

Result City Date
2Ekaterinburg17 Mar
5Paris9 Feb
1Tel Aviv24 Jan
5Abu Dhabi2018

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