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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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

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Overlooked Joshiro Maruyama upstages Japanese prodigy Abe Hifumi

23 Nov 2018 14:10

Maruyama Joshiro of Japan stole the show in the U66kg category as he outshone two-time and reigning world champion Abe Hifumi (JPN). Maruyama defeated the seven-time Grand Slam winner in the last contest on day one in Osaka with a yoko-tomoe-nage effort catching Abe off guard after 63 seconds of golden score. Read more

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Triple World Champion Takato defeated by Kim in first round in Osaka

23 Nov 2018 07:05

Great humility and friendship shown by current World Champion Takato Naohisa and World Medalist Kim Won-Jin as the Korean causes a big upset - knocking the home favourite out first round of the Grand Slam on Osaka. Not Takato, not Kim who made his return in the IJF Tour, but Yago Abuladze and Ryuju Nagayama have qualified for the final U60kg. Read more

Result City Date
1Budapest2018
2Osaka2018
1Baku2018
1Baku2018
3Zagreb2018

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