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Judo fans warming up for mouthwatering contests at OpenWeight World Championships

9 Nov 2017 09:10

   JudoHeroes
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An Openweight competition is a meeting ground of champions from different weight categories and this can create a host of dream matches. A skim through the entry list sets the hearts beating for judo fans as well as judoka as they calculate all the potential mouthwatering clashes.

Teddy Riner (FRA) v Ilias Iliadis (GRE)

Could we see The King v The Icon? Riner will be relentless in his bid to become a 10--time world champion while Iliadis is coming out of a one-year retirement just to compete in Marrakech.

There is no seeding at the Openweight Worlds which means that such a fanciful contest could take place in the opening round.

Cyrille Maret (FRA) v Teddy Riner

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Cyrille Maret (FRA) looked at home on his +100kg debut at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam where he won gold in convincing fashion. No judoka knows Riner better than Maret and if it materialises this will be an engrossing contest.

Guram Tushishvili (GEO) v Ilias Iliadis (GRE)

This clash of generations is one that all judo fans and especially Georgian's will hope comes to fruition this weekend. European champion Tushishvili won the hearts of the masses and the respect of judo's most decorated champion when he tested Riner in the worlds semi-final in Budapest. Tushishvili was nine years old when Georgia-born Iliadis won the Athens 2004 Olympics and the only thing than can outweigh the level of fascination that would surround such a contest is the scale of respect that they will show for each other afterwards.

Teddy Riner (FRA) v Ilias Iliadis (GRE)

Could we see The King v The Icon? Riner will be relentless in his bid to become a 10--time world champion while Iliadis is coming out of a one-year retirement just to compete in Marrakech.

There is no seeding at the Openweight Worlds which means that such a fanciful contest could take place in the opening round.

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