Hifumi Abe Judoka

Hifumi Abe

Hifumi Abe

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:9 August 1997 (22 years)
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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.

Finals day one Judo Grand Slam Tyumen between Japan and Russia

16 Jul 2016 11:50

The Grand Slam of Tyumen has a rather poor field in all categories, with a total of 124 participants it is the worst number since 2012 in Rio, also in advance of the Olympic Games. The chance for a medal is 45%, in the women’s division even 55%. Russia and Japan dominate the Grand Slam at day one. Read more

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Ami Kondo and Shohei Ono stand their man at All Japan

3 Apr 2016 10:25

What are the implications for the athletes who failed to win the All Japan Championships? We know some are protected, so we don’t expect Masashi Ebinuma who won a bronze medal won’t make it to the Olympics, but one thing is clear Ami Kondo, Misato Nakamura, Shohei Ono and Takanori Nagase confirmed their leading role and will acting at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

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The World Tour analysed by age

9 Dec 2015 17:05

During the Olympic cycle the average age of medal winners in the IJF World Tour becomes older each year. The average age of a World Tour medallist was 24.09 in 2012, 24.34 in 2013, 24.67 in 2014 and 24.90 in 2015. In 2011 the average age was 25.17. This underlines that a number of the experienced judoka retire after the Olympic Games and give more medal space to the younger generation. The patron is the same looking to the top 8 positions instead of top 3. Read more

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Japanese junior men beat Georgia in world final

27 Oct 2015 18:10

Same as the women, agains Japan and Georgia were opposed in the team final. In the 2013 edition in Ljubljana the Georgians won, but for the second time in a row it was Japan. The Japanese youngsters routed Georgia in the junior men’s team final 5-0 as they swept the board in the team competition with men’s and women’s success as they did a year ago in Fort Lauderdale. In the first contest Asari Masaya (JPN) defeated Tornike Nagliashvili (GEO) by ippon before Yamamoto Yuji (JPN) of Tenri University eked his way past Tamaz Kirakozashvili on shido penalties (2:3). Read more

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Hifumi Abe learned to win his last match

1 Oct 2015 17:50

Another victory for Japan at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. Teenage prodigy Abe Hifumi of Japan gave another mesmerising showcase on the World Judo Tour as he beat Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Ma Duanbin (CHN) by ippon in the U66kg final in just 36 seconds courtesy of an osoto-gari. The 18-year-old won all five fights by ippon and did not give up a single score as he continues to raise his performance level with every outing and has judo fans and the media in awe over his incredible potential. Read more

Result City Date
1Düsseldorf21 Feb

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