News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Russian men and Japanese women strong in St. Petersburg

17 Apr 2016 18:55

   Menno Lesterhuis
20150802 BerlinU21 Igolnikov Mikhail

Japan continued its domination at the European Cup for juniors in St. Petersburg, Russia. Also the second day Japan was able to add four gold medals to a total of nine. On Sunday Russia did manage to take two gold medals in the men’s categories U90kg and +100kg.

U90kg it resulted in an all Russian final between Robert Taimazov and Mikhail Igolnikov. It was Igolnikov who booked his seventh European Cup victory and his third win in St. Petersburg. In his second Junior year, he is still 19 years young and training with the senior teams of Russia. Today was a good motivation for him as at the top tournament Igolnikov had to face a few defeats. His talent though is undisputed and although he was successful at a young age, he is brought slowly due to the huge competition at senior level in his country.

Inal Tasoev is used to silver in the heavyweight category. He won silver at the World Cadet Championships, both individual as in the team event, and silver at the Russian junior Championships, but today in St. Peterburg he claimed the gold in the final against his rival Ruslan Shakhbazov. Another hot shot in this category, Tamerlan Bashaev won bronze, no place for Japan.

However U81kg and U100kg the category was a victim for Japan’s juniors. Sotaro Fujiwara, the world Junior silver medallist captured the gold against Giorgi Kurdiani and Kentaro Iida, who recently won bronze at the senior All Japan Championships, grabbed gold U100kg against World Cadet champion Simeon Catharina from the Netherlands.

In the women’s category France secured the first gold of the day when Romaine Rambot defeated Anastasia Kolyadenkova of Russia. French Yasmine Horlaville took a second medal for her country while Cadet World Champion Sanne Vermeer (NED) also took bronze U63kg.

In a clash of the tall women U78kg Anna Maria Wagner captured gold at this tough tournament in St Petersburg. The German police woman Wagner saw Jasmijn Lesterhuis of the Netherlands finishing second. The Dutch defeated Asian Champion Erena Yamamoto (JPN) in the semi final, who eventually took bronze. Wagner defeated bronze medallist Ilona Lucassen (NED).

Japan captured the remaining two gold medals U70kg where Remi Aoyagi in the final defeated Dutch Natascha Ausma who was also second in Uster this year and in Coimbra. Aoyagi knows how silver feels, she lost the World Junior title bout to Szabina Gercsak last year.

Heavyweight Maiko Inoue (JPN) won gold against Russian Anna Gushchina. Inoue also won last year in Wroclaw.

In total Japan captured 9 gold medals, followed by Russia with 3, France with 2 titles and Germany and Azerbaijan also had one champion in St. Petersburg. The golden Dutch team of Coimbra, now lost three finals, but the level in St. Petersburg was significantly stronger also experienced by the present Brazilian team that had to be satisfied with silver and two bronze despite a presence of 35 juniors, the second biggest team behind Russia.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Sotaro Fujiwara (JPN) - World Junior Team Championships Abu Dhabi (2015, UAE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Anna-Maria Wagner (GER) - Belgian Ladies Open Juniors Arlon (2016, BEL) - © Menno Lesterhuis
  • Maiko Inoue (JPN) - European Cup U21 Wroclaw (2015, POL) - © Stanislaw Michalowski / EJU, Copyright: www.eju.net

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20171020_junior_world_championships_zagreb_km_madina_taimazova_rus_2

Ten years history at the European Cup in Orenburg

19 May 2019 17:30

As usual the Russian team dominated the European Cup in Orenburg. With ten gold medals and 32 medals in total. The Russians were followed by four other golden countries, Belarus, France, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. In total there were 14 medal winning nations. The Russian even improved the nine gold medals of 2018. Read more

2017_gp_ddorf_beka_gviniashvili_1

Beka Gviniashvili qualifies for World Championships, Tchrikishvili second

2 Sep 2018 16:55

At the European Cup in Bratislava the ideal final developed throughout the day opposing the two judo icons Beka Gviniashvili and Avtandili Tchrikishvili U90kg. It was Gviniashvili making a waza-ari difference taking the second spot in the Georgian team U90kg. Ushangi Margiani already qualified for Baku. Read more

20180408_antalyagp_ijf_79_final_sebile_akbulut

Unexpected gold for Turkey as Akbulut beats Ceric

8 Apr 2018 19:10

Turkish youngster Sebile Akbulut gave the hosts their second gold medal in as many days as she conquered Larisa Ceric (BIH). Turkey finished third in the medal table of the Grand Prix in Antalya with an excellent haul of four medals with two gold, two bronze Read more

20180311_agadir_gp_ijf_79_kalanina_yelyzaveta_velensek_anamari

Great gold for Yelyzaveta Kalanina in Agadir

11 Mar 2018 19:25

To conclude the women's tournament of the Grand Prix in Agadir, the final opposed World number 15, Yelyzaveta Kalanina (UKR) and the Rio 2016 bronze medallist, Anamari Velensek (SLO). Read more

20170916_maribor_podium_78

Slovenia cheers for one single European title for Klara Apotekar

16 Sep 2017 20:15

Four countries each captured three gold medals this weekend at the Junior European Championships in Maribor. Russia, however, was the best with nine medals in total. Azerbaijan, which won two titles on Friday and one on Saturday, ruled in the men’s division. The Netherlands was the best country among the junior women of Europe. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Qingdao13 Dec
2Osaka23 Nov
3Brasilia7 Oct
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Montreal5 Jul
Result City Date
3Qingdao13 Dec
1Osaka23 Nov
5Budapest13 Jul
3Fukuoka7 Apr
2Düsseldorf22 Feb

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description