Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (22 years)
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Hifume Abe became World Champion in 2018 in Baku and 2017 in Budapest. He took bronze in Tokyo in 2019. Abe became well known since he won the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014. He fought the World Junior Championships final in 2014. Won silver at the World Cadet Championships in Miami. He won the Grand Slam in Tyumen and Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2016 as youngest winner. In 2017 he won the Grand Slams in Paris, Tokyo and Ekaterinburg. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019.
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Daria Bilodid: the role model of all cadet world champions

24 Sep 2019 11:10

Obviously everyone knows the story of Daria Bilodid, the current double senior World Champion won the cadet world title in 2015 in Sarajevo. In the previous World Championships Min-Jong Kim (KOR) became cadet world champion in Chile and he finished with bronze at the last senior World Championships in Tokyo. There are countless examples of successful transitions from cadet to senior level, but it's not an ABC. Read more

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Joshiro Maruyama takes the lead with World gold U66kg

26 Aug 2019 16:25

Today’s semi final could have been the final with HIfumi Abe and Joshiro Maruyama who battled not just for the final spot but for much more, it was a statement who earns a place at the Olympic Games next year. Abe was close but it was Maruyama who suddenly scored and qualified for the final where the gold was reserved for Japan. Read more

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Tokyo Preview Men U66kg: Japanese will likely destroy the rest

26 Aug 2019 00:10

The U66kg category in Tokyo is hard to predict, but when it comes to the finallists, it’s doable as some athletes are way above the rest. There are two Japanese in this category and the gold could easily go to either one. Abe is the more accomplished internationally but the older Maruyama has beaten Abe in both domestic and international competitions. Read more

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Japans pulls back 20 of 28 athletes for Baku Grand Slam

6 May 2019 11:20

The line-up of the Japanese team for the Grand Slam in Baku looked so good but the Federation has withdrawn 20 of their 28 athletes and will now only send 8 athletes. Only a soft battle between Shoichiro Mukai vs Sanshiro Murai is left over among the male participants U90kg. Still the women's teams looks pretty competitive, but the big clashes are vanished. Read more

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Prize money for judo IJF Ranking leaders

30 Jan 2019 10:25

The IJF have announced that it will award a prize money bonus for 2018 year-end leaders of the World Ranking List. The IJF will award a bonus prize money pot of $220,000 with the male and female judoka with the most ranking points for the calendar year each scooping $50,000 apiece. Read more

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Result City Date
1Tokyo1 Sep
3Tokyo26 Aug
2Fukuoka7 Apr
1Budapest2018
2Osaka2018

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