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Is the Serbian domination U90kg unique?

21 Sep 2017 07:50

   Oliver Sellner
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European Champion Aleksandar Kukolj is still the world number one of the world ranking. His compatriot Nemanja Majdov took the world title and ranked number two. The current Serbian domination is unique for this relatively modest judo country, but now all is possible. When small judo federation Israel last year won two Olympic medals, the sport got a tremendous boost and Israel organizes the next European Championships. Although this epic lead is not entirely unique, it doesn’t happen very often.

Judoka of one country leading one category:

Until today Aleksandar Kukolj and Nemanja Majdov U90kg, Serbia

Until 24-Jul-2017 Alan Khubetsov and Khasan Khalmurzaev U81kg, Russia

Until 4-Apr-2016 Yu Song and Ma Sisi +78kg, China

Until 2- Apr-2013 Gevrise Emane and Clarisse Agbegnenou U63kg, France

Until 24-Jul-2012 Haruna Asami and Tomoko Fukumi U48kg , Japan

Until 10-June-2012 Musa Mogushkov and Alim Gadanov U66kg, Russia

19-Dec-2011 Megumi Tachimoto and Mika Sugimoto +78kg, Japan

Until 6-Sep-2010 Ki-Chun Wang and Gui-Man Bang U73kg, Korea

Until 16-May 2010 Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar and Miyaragchaa Sanjaasuren U66kg, Mongolia

Until 29-Mar-2009 Yoshie Ueno and Ayumi Tanimoto U63kg, Japan

Until 18-Mar-2009 Lucie Decosse and Marie Pasquet U70kg, France

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