The latest Judo News offered by

Amartuvshin Dashdavaa makes his point at GP Ulaanbaatar

1 Jul 2016 20:10

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20160701_MGL_IJF_60 DASHDAVAA, Amartuvshin

Mongolian Former world silver medallist and top seed Dashdavaa Amartuvshin was the best of his country’s four judoka in the U60kg division as he saw off Nasanjargal Ser-Od (MGL) in the final.

Nasanjargal, who was making his first appearance on the IJF World Judo Tour since 2014, was caught after two minutes with a ko-soto-gake for ippon after the pair became entangled and it was Dashdavaa – who was overlooked for Rio 2016 – who sent a message to the hosts' Association by powering to gold.

In the first semi-final Dashdavaa beat former Buenos Aires Pan American Open bronze medallist Albert Mongush (RUS) on shido penalties 1:2 in a scoreless contest. In the second semi-final Prague European Open bronze medallist Ganbaatar Battulga (MGL) fell to Nasanjargal who was unstoppable in his pursuit of his first IJF World Judo Tour final. The latter led with a yuko from a drop seoi-nage and added a waza-ari as he booked an all-Mongolian U60kg final.

The first bronze medal was won by 28-year-old IJF World Judo Tour debutant Dagvadorj Bayarmagnai (MGL) who beat teammate Ganbaatar. Dagvadorj countered his opponent for a waza-ari score and absorbed a bold modified kata-guruma from Ganbaatar to win his first IJF medal and will earn international assignments in the future after passing this home test. The second bronze medal went to 20-year-old Grand Prix debutant Davud Mammadsoy (AZE) who inflicted a second defeat for beaten semi-finalist Mongush. Mammadsoy led with a yuko after 27 seconds and added a second before Mongush replied with a waza-ari from an ouchi-gari. Mongush captured the arm of his opponent and put on the juji-gatame for what seemed like an eternity – especially for the Azeri - but he defiantly held out and refused to submit. The Russian was penalised for passivity before Mammadsoy added a waza-ari with 31 seconds left by rolling his opponent over and a closing yuko from Mongush was not enough to influence the outcome.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL) - Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar (2016, MGL) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL), Ser-Od Nasanjargal (MGL), Bayarmagnai Dagvadorj (MGL), Davud Mammadsoy (AZE) - Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar (2016, MGL) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL) - Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar (2016, MGL) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20160716_TyumenGS_Yuma Oshima_JPN

Yuma Oshima takes gold with irresistable judo in Tyumen

16 Jul 2016 19:35

Japans lightweights were sensation during the Grand Slam of Tyumen on Saturday. Asian Championships bronze medallist Oshima Yuma of Japan kept the tradition high as the last two editions of the Grand Slam in Siberia were won by Kido Shinji. This time Oshima beat Casablanca African Open bronze medallist Albert Oguzov (RUS) as he started the Japanese men’s team run of victories. Read more


Tokyo generation announces ambitions with gold

14 Nov 2015 09:30

For the first time in the Serbian history they welcomed a European U23 Champion. Since 2010 Serbia had a European Champion in one of the age categories. Milica Nikolic is her name and for the insiders no surprise. She is hard to fight and despite her 20 years she has the experience. Last year she finished seventh, but this time she won all her four contests. Read more

20110811_Kiev_SILVA, Tawany (BRA) - BARNA, Rut Saron (ROU) (1)

Three gold medals give Brazil the lead in Prague

26 Jul 2014 18:10

Brazil's young athletes had a successful first day of competition in Prague winning three gold, two silver and one bronze medal. The event is being attended by 356 competitors from 36 countries. “I am very much satisfied today”, Kenji Saito, the Brazilian head coach said. “We have brought our top juniors to Prague so we also expect some more medals tomorrow.” Read more


Tokyo Preview men U60kg: Naohisa Takato poised to win fourth world title

25 Aug 2019 00:15

Without a doubt Naohisa Takato will be the one to watch at the first day of the World Championships in his category U60kg. Takato captured three World titles since 2013 and is still the most skilled athlete in this men's lightweight category. Read more


Brazil’s Olympic medallist Felipe Kitadai seals emotional victory

10 May 2019 22:45

London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Felipe Kitadai of Brazil achieved a career first as the 29-year old Brazilian ended an IJF competition day with gold for his country. After earning three Grand Slam silver medals, Kitadai, who was ranked a lowly number 33 at the start of the day, brushed aside Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Temur Nozadze (GEO) by two scores for gold. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Osaka22 Nov
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Tokyo26 Aug
1Fukuoka7 Apr
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
Result City Date
1Osaka22 Nov
1Tokyo1 Sep
3Tokyo26 Aug
2Fukuoka7 Apr


First description Second description Third description Four description