Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Belgium’s Van Snick signals arrival at U52kg after first Grand Slam win
26 Oct 2017 18:45
Belgian Charline Van Snick accomplished a career first to put her rivals on notice as the long-time U48kg star won her first Grand Slam gold medal. World number three Erika Miranda (BRA), one of the most consistent judoka in the category, took bronze at the World Championships in August but was not prepared for Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Van Snick.
The Belgian who moved up in December 2016, is now establishing herself at -52kg. The Belgian won her first IJF gold medal since Dusseldorf 2015 by surprisingly submitting the Brazilian on the ground.
In the first semi-final Miranda countered Cancun Grand Prix bronze medallist Angelica Delgado (USA) with a ura-nage for ippon. In the second semi-final Van Snick beat Gili Cohen (IJF) by two waza-ari scores in a one-sided contest.
The first bronze medal was awarded to Cohen who beat European Championships bronze medallist Joana Ramos (POR) with an ippon-seoi-nage in golden score. After 57 seconds of added time Cohen usurped her opponent by throwing for a match and medal-winning waza-ari score.
The second bronze medal was won by Baku Grand Slam winner and world number nine Alexandra-Larisa Florian (ROU) against Delgado. The Romanian put on a sensational display to seal a place on the medal podium by throwing with a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi for a waza-ari and added a second with another ashi-waza movement before wrapping up win by ippon with a uchi-mata.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Israelian judoka Gili Cohen won her second Grand Slam gold medal by defeating Marrakech Grand Prix silver medallist Ana Perez Box of Spain in the U52kg final. Former Baku Grand Slam winner and Tel Aviv Grand Prix silver medallist Cohen floored her Spanish opponent, who was appearing in a Grand Slam final for the first time, with a ko-uchi-gari which was one of the best ippons on day one. Read more
Tsunoda Natsumi of Japan defeated world bronze medallist Amandine Buchard (FRA) to win the -52kg title in China. Osaka Grand Slam silver medallist Tsunoda, who in the domestic pecking order is behind world champion Abe Uta and world silver medallist Shishime Ai (JPN), turned Buchard over and onto her back with a sumi-gaeshi. Read more
Belgian Charline Van Snick won her eighth Grand Prix gold medal with a clinical performance against former Zagreb Grand Prix winner Eleudis Valentim (BRA). The Belgian pounced on an opportunity to employ her well-drilled shime-waza and defeated Valentim by submission from a koshi-jime strangle. Read more
The draw at the Grand Prix of The Hague delivered some fine first round matches. With two world champions in the field and 412 participants coming from 62 nations the second edition of the Grand Prix in Holland almost doubled its participants field compared to last year. 242 Men and 170 Women will battle for the medals and valuable points for the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more
Uta Abe has become the new World Champion. Like yesterday another rookie judoka taking the World title. Just 18 she is and she defeated, like on the opening day, the current World Champion. Uta Abe defeated Ai Shishime in an all Japan final in the golden score. Abe is the third youngest ever World Champion after Daria Bilodid and Ryoko Tani. Read more
Nugzari Tatalashvili (GEO)
|1||Tel Aviv||24 Jan|