Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Georgian golden boy Beka Gviniashvili wins second Masters title
17 Dec 2017 18:10
Beka Gviniashvili was back among the World Judo Masters winners as he repeated his 2015 triumph with a fine day of judo in St. Petersburg. Gviniashvili seemingly saved his best judo of the year for the final competition of the season as he defeated world bronze medallist Gwak Donghan (KOR) in the U90kg final with a polished performance.
The 22-year-old Dusseldorf Grand Prix winner started off Georgia’s road to a trio of titles with a modified kata-guruma giving him the lead with a waza-ari score before a yoko-shiho-gatame left Gwak powerless as the former world champion took silver.
In the first semi-final Tokyo Grand Slam winner Nagasawa Kenta (JPN) lost to Gwak after picking up his third shido for passivity with six seconds left. In the second semi-final Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) failed against former Gviniashvili who beat his Tbilisi-born opponent by ippon.
The first bronze medal was won by Sherazadishvili in a spectacular contest with world number one Aleksandar Kukolj (SRB). The free-scoring bout saw the Spanish judoka outscore the Serbian three waza-ari to two after a back and forth four minutes which was one of the highlights of the final block.
The second bronze medal went to Nagasawa who countered a ko-soto-gake by former world silver medallist Toth Krisztian (HUN) with driving te-waza for a waza-ari after 52 seconds of golden score.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Former world champion Gwak Donghan (KOR) was the star performer in the U90kg category as he concluded an impressive display with a win over World Judo Masters bronze medallist Islam Bozbayev (KAZ) in the final. Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 world champion Gwak recorded his second Grand Slam triumph by throwing his Kazakh opponent with a seoi-otoshi and a uchi-mata as he scored a waza-ari each time. Read more
The men’s tournament U90kg isn’t as strong as a few years ago, still there are many players who have about the same capabilities, so it all depends on the form of the day, the mindset and the skills. Read more
At the Asian Games in Jakarta Gwak Dong-Han defeated Olympic Champion Mashu Baker in the semi final by ippon and claimed the Asian Games title in the final against Gantulga Altanbagana (MGL). The 2015 World Champion from Korea won bronze in 2014 and gold in the team event. Read more
The Asian Games delivered a tempting draw in Jakarta. On Wednesday the Asian Games will kick off with a strong field. When you look at the U60kg field the seeded players Dashdavaa, Urozboev, Smetov and Shishime are obviously separated. Read more
Former world champion Gwak Donghan of Korea helped to send his country to second place in the medal table by outfighting Ekaterinburg Grand Slam bronze medallist Gantulga Altanbagana (MGL). Olympic bronze medallist Gwak was the favourite against the 2017 Antalya Grand Prix winner from Mongolia and lived up to his billing as he forced Gantulga to make three infringements in the final. Read more
Deborah Sangola (GBR)
|1||Tel Aviv||24 Jan|