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Stephan Hegyi perhaps the best teenage heavyweight prospect in the world

9 Nov 2017 21:25

 IJF Media Department    Oliver Sellner

Teenage heavyweight contender Stephan Hegyi of Austria won his first IJF World Judo Tour medal in September when he took silver at the Zagreb Grand Prix. The 19-year-old won praise more for the positive manner in which he opposed his rival in the final than for the medal itself.

That opponent was double Olympic champion and nine-time world champion Riner. The young Austrian was unfazed and, with nothing to lose, gave a great account of himself against not just the best current heavyweight but arguably the best judoka of all time.

Riner praised the effort of Hegyi who returned to Zagreb in October where he claimed silver at the Junior World Championships. Vienna's Hegyi has showed the scale of his ambition by travelling to the Openweight World Championships and everyone will be intrigued by the progress of the world number 16 on Saturday.

Hegyi might be opposed to Riner if he defeats Temuulen Battluga of Mongolia, which a first tough challenge for the Austrian.

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