Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (22 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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Tal Flicker takes gold for Israel with Baku looming

28 Jul 2018 11:40

European bronze medallist and World number three Tal Flicker of Israel won his first IJF medal of the year to set out his intentions of again being on the World Championships podium this autumn. The reigning world bronze medallist defeated Ukraine’s first and only ever world champion Georgii Zantaraia (UKR) by a waza-ari score to celebrate winning the second Grand Prix title of his thriving career. Read more

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Good draw for Hifumi Abe at Grand Prix Zagreb

27 Jul 2018 10:10

Japanese World champion Abe Hifumi has won his last 32 contests and is undefeated since 2015. The 20-year-old, whose younger sister Abe Uta is the junior world champion, has produced a flurry of ippons which have lit up the IJF World Judo Tour. Read more

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Hifumi Abe extends unbeaten run with sixth Grand Slam victory

17 Mar 2018 18:10

World champion Abe Hifumi of Japan won the sixth Grand Slam medal of his staggering young career as the unstoppable Japanese judoka ruled the U66kg category in Ekaterinburg. Read more

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Naohisa Takato and Hifumi Abe qualified to defend World titles in Baku

5 Jan 2018 16:05

Naohisa Takato and Hifumi Abe don’t have to worry anymore about their qualification for the World Championships this year in Baku. Both men became World Champion and both won the Grand Slam in Tokyo. New in the Japanese qualification rules is, if you won both, you are automatically qualified for the forthcoming World Championships. Both are also World Ranking leader. Read more

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Interview with judo siblings and super talents Hifumi and Uta Abe

3 Jan 2018 09:30

One of the most remarkable siblings in the world of judo are brother and sister Abe. Two world titles went to the same household in August as the Abe siblings both won gold and are now on the lips of everyone in Japan with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon. Hifumi Abe is the world champion U66kg, but his sister won the World junior title and is as lethal as her brother and became the youngest ever winner in the IJF World Tour. Get to know more about the Abe’s. Read more

Result City Date
1Düsseldorf21 Feb
1Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
3Tokyo2019
2Fukuoka2019

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