Valentin Alipiev Judoka
Country: Bulgaria | Born: 20 May 1995 (26 years)
Former Junior European Cup silver medallist Valentin Alipiev, makes his World Championships debut at Baku 2018. The Bulgarian, who is also a keen photographer, managed a fifth-place at the Sofia European Open in February which is his best outing in 2018 thus far. Alipiev holds wins over former European champion Sofiane Milous (FRA) among others but will have a hard day in front of him in Baku.