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 and Ekaterinburg. World Mixed team gold in Tokyo in 2019.
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Hifume Abe has many reasons to expect the highest in Budapest

24 Aug 2017 14:10

Hifumi Abe said Thursday he hopes to take a first step toward a coveted Olympic gold as he looks to shake off not being selected for the Rio Olympics by becoming the 66-kg world judo champion. Read more

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Japan releases Tokyo 2020 generation with 10 Worlds debutants among 18-strong team

3 Aug 2017 09:10

Japan have been revitalised under the reign of head coach Inoue Kosei and were back on top of the Olympic medal table in Rio after a below-par outing in London. Judo’s founding nation won three gold medals in Brazil, a silver medal and eight bronze medals as 12 members of their 14-strong team returned home with medals. Read more

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It's tough being a Japanese judoka

11 Apr 2017 14:00

Japan has such depth in judo that in some categories you have multiple players who are absolutely world-class. Read more

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Hifumi Abe captures second national title

2 Apr 2017 14:35

Youngster Hifumi Abe blazed to secure his second straight national invitational weight class championship on Saturday, posting three straight ippons in the men’s 66-kg category. Read more

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Japan benefits from new rules in judo

14 Feb 2017 13:55

Rule changes recently adopted by the International Judo Federation to make the sport more exciting, as well as more understandable to the casual fan, made their debut at last weekend’s Paris Grand Slam. If the results from that tournament are any indication, Japan seems to benefit from the modifications with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming three years away. Read more

Result City Date
1Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
3Tokyo2019
2Fukuoka2019
1Budapest2018

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