Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (23 years)
  • Popularity
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, Ekaterinburg and Düsseldorf. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019.
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Opinion: The harsh reality of the road to the Olympics

16 Dec 2020 08:30

There was a special duel in Japan on Sunday. Hifumi Abe and Joshiro Maruyama - two great judo masters from the Land of the Rising Sun battled for one spot in Tokyo on the tatami. The stake in this spectacular fight was promotion to the Games. It could easily be a premature Olympic final. But one of these players will watch the Tokyo 2020 tournament on TV, and the judo level at the games will suffer. It's outrageous. Read more

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Analysis of the Battle of the year decided by Hifumi Abe

15 Dec 2020 11:55

In a year with very few judo competitions, the Abe vs Maruyama play-off for the U66kg spot on the Japanese Olympic team can easily be described as the “match of the year”. Hifumi Abe earned the spot in the Japanese team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, very sad for World Champion Joshiro Maruyama. Read more

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Abe Hifumi beats Maruyama Joshiro and qualifies for Tokyo

13 Dec 2020 10:05

Abe Hifumi won an epic one-off bout with Maruyama Joshiro to claim Japan's last judo spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Sunday. Abe wins last spot in Japan's judo squad for Tokyo 2020 in bout that stopped a nation and attracted thousands of viewers worldwide. Read more

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Olympic qualification: Maruyama vs Abe in just one contest

12 Dec 2020 15:20

The battle between Joshiro Maruyama and Hifumi Abe is a big TV show, what fans wanna see, but should it be just one match to decide this? Perhaps the best of three matches would be a better way, like boxing match over various rounds. The winner is potential the next Olympic Champion, but a danger of such a battle (not just this one) is that none of the two candidates takes the Olympic gold. It’s also about the shape of the day. Who is in best shape on 13 December, that’s a question Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy analysed. Read more

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Joshiro Maruyama and Hifumi Abe battle for Olympic spot

16 Nov 2020 16:10

Japanese World Champions Joshiro Maruyama (MIKI HOUSE) and Hifumi Abe (Park 24) will have a match to determine who gets onto the Olympic team. With 250 days to go for the Olympic Games start, this is what the fans are looking forward to. It's the ultimate clash between the two top athletes. Read more

Result City Date
1Düsseldorf2020
1Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
3Tokyo2019
2Fukuoka2019

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