News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Savelkouls sees the Netherlands home ahead of The Hague Grand Prix

28 Oct 2017 19:15

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20171027_abudhabi_ijf_fb_tessie_savelkouls

Baku Grand Slam winner Tessie Savelkouls of the Netherlands provided heavyweight gold with a win against world bronze medallist Iryna Kindzerska (AZE) to move her country up to second in the medal table.

The Netherlands hit the medal trail in Abu Dhabi and can now look forward to their Grand Prix in November with great expectations and especially after the positive medal-winning displays from their youngsters a week ago in Zagreb, Croatia at the Junior World Championships. Number two seed Savelkouls defeated Kindzerska by shido penalties when the Azeri was given a third for a false attack.

In the first semi-final Savelkouls defeated Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Jasmin Kuelbs (GER). The German heavyweight offered a toothless performance as she picked up three shidos in as many minutes to receive hansoku-make. In the second semi-final Kindzerska defeated former Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Ksenia Chibisova (RUS) by ippon after only 25 seconds with an ouchi-gari.

The first bronze medal was awarded to Pan American champion Beatriz Souza (BRA) who conquered Chibisova by ippon to win her first medal on the IJF World Judo Tour. The 19-year-old Brazilian is a judoka on the rise and looks set to become a long-term feature for her country during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.

The second bronze medal was won by two-time world silver medallist Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) with her trademark harai-makikomi earning a waza-ari to defeat Kuelbs after four minutes.

The Grand Prix in The Hague will be the next event where qualification points can be captured. Watch the promo for The Hague Grand Prix

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Tessie Savelkouls (NED) - World Championships Budapest (2017, HUN) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Tessie Savelkouls (NED) - European Cup Saarbrucken (2017, GER) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Tessie Savelkouls (NED) - Grand Slam Paris (2015, FRA) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190728_grand_prix_zagreb_finals_km_podium_o78kg_place_1_akira_sone_jpn

Akira Sone positions herself as favourite for world stunt

28 Jul 2019 21:45

Sone Akira of Japan claimed heavyweight gold at the Grand Prix in Zagreb one month away from making her World Championships debut at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Sone, 19, did not have to fight in the final as European Games silver medallist Larisa Ceric (BIH) unfortunately was sidelined after picking up an injury in her successful semi-final clash. Read more

20190624_minsk_cf_79_a34z0252_podium_79

Maryna Slutskaya gives judo in Belarus value with European gold

24 Jun 2019 22:50

Maryna Slutskaya gave the organisation of the European Games in Minsk a hell of a present. On the last day of the judo tournament the heavyweight captured the gold medal which was almost impossible. Slutskaya had some injuries over the two years and despite the home advantage she wasn’t the favourite. In judo though nothing is impossible and Slutskaya fought like a lion against a well know opponent Larisa Ceric from Bosnia Herzegovina. Read more

20190407_antalya_day3_tjf_zzzz7708_mikail_ozerler

Lots of surprises U90kg at day three in Minsk

24 Jun 2019 14:25

What an amazing battle field in the category U90kg where World Champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili lost too early against Swiss Ciril Grossklaus. It was just one of those surprises. 2017 European Champion Aleksandar Kukolj lost to Mikail Ozerler, the world’s runner up of 2017 who reached the final. Another Serbian Nemanja Majdov, 2017 World Champion, lost to Frazer Chamberlain (GBR) where Dutchman Noël van ‘t End won this pool and defeated Axel Clerget on the road. Read more

20181118_hve_gp_thehague_finals_241a4560_maryna_slutskaya

Belarus hopes for gold medal for Maryna Slutskaya

22 Jun 2019 12:55

There are enough heavyweight judoka in Europe to make the heavyweight category interesting. The major favourites for the home crowd will be Maryna Slutskaya, former number one of the World and 2017 European Champion. She might be just back in time for this unique opportunity for Belarus to win a European title at home. Read more

20190512_baku_edf_final_79_kalanina_yelyzaveta_ukr

Yelyzaveta Kalanina wins Grand Slam in Baku

12 May 2019 19:00

Yelyzaveta Kalanina of the Ukraine won her maiden Grand Slam title with the best display of her young career. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina was thrown by the tallest judoka in the category as the raw talent of Kalanina was on display for the world to see. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Tokyo27 Aug
1Fukuoka7 Apr
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
1Osaka2018
Result City Date
3Brasilia7 Oct
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Montreal5 Jul
2Fukuoka7 Apr
1Paris9 Feb

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description