Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (21 years)
  • Popularity
Hifume Abe became World Champion in 2018 in Baku and 2017 in Budapest. He 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. As a senior Abe won the Grand Prix Tashkent in 2015. He won the Kodokan Cup in Chiba in 2014. 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
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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The line-up of the Japanese team for the Grand Slam in Baku looked so good but the Federation has withdrawn 20 of their 28 athletes and will now only send 8 athletes.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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Top battles in 2019 U66kg: Joshiro Maruyama vs Hifumi Abe

4 Jan 2019 13:00

Joshiro Maruyama shocked world champion Hifumi Abe in the Osaka Grand Slam final. We are naming Maruyama is one of the most enticing players of 2018. The competition is tight in Japan in the category U66kg between both rivals who know each-other so well from their youth. They trained together, grew up to together and cleaned the mat together. Read more

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Top earners in the IJF World Judo Tour 2018

24 Dec 2018 10:45

Being a judoka is not the financially most solid occupation. Not a surprise to many despite the increasing prize money awarded by the IJF in the IJF World Tour. The absolute top players cannot even get a year salary. However the prize money is for sure an appreciation of the hard work and investments. Read more

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Major changes in the World Ranking

17 Dec 2018 10:55

The final U60kg at the Masters in Guangzhou was an interesting one. The numbers one and two of the World Ranking list fought each-other. Robert Mshvidobadze won the Masters and defeated his Georgian rival Amiran Papinashvili. Read more

Result City Date
2Fukuoka7 Apr
1Budapest2018
2Osaka2018
1Baku2018
1Baku2018

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