Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Triple World Champion Gevrise Emane says farewell to judo
12 Feb 2018 13:45
Triple world champion and Olympic medalist (London 2012) Gevrise Emane received a a standing ovation from the home crowd before the start of the final block of the Grand Slam of Paris on Sunday. Emane recently announced her sporting retreat. Very moved, even on the verge of tears, the champion dedicated her incredible career to all judo teachers, her club coaches and coaches of the French team and she stressed the importance of working hard to achieve your objectives.
Gevrise Emane finally asked everyone to continue believing in their dreams. On Saturdat the French Judo Federation also paid tribute to two other national athletes who decided to retire: Alain Schmitt and Loïc Korval, both world medallists.
Sally Conway (GBR), who ruined Gevrise Emane's Olympic title dreams during the Rio Games, was on top in Paris winning the category U70kg. The 31-year-old, now seems to approach competitions with a state of mind completely relaxed and obviously it does her very good. It was Conway who congratulated Emane personally and in social media for her outstanding career.
Emane claimed the world title in 2015 at the age of 33, three years after her Olympic bronze U63kg in 2012. She became triple World Champion at 2007, 2011 and 2015 and won bronze in 2013. Emane took the European title in 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012 and again 2016 in Kazan and is one of the most successful judoka in French judo fighting in two different categories.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
After the Olympic title in London for Lucie Decosse a new are started with Kim Polling. The Dutch dominated this division, but wasn’t able to win the world titles. In fact Yuri Alvear was the most successful at World Championships in this Olympic cycle. But the amazing feeling and skills of Polling make her the favourite. She’s gone through the pain in three years and learned what it takes. At 10 August she can sign in gold for her reputation. Dealing with the pressure is the biggest challenge. Read more
Some surprising names in the French selection for Rio. Some nasty decision had to be taken with just one judoka in each weight category. Hardest choices were made in the women’s divisions were in the category U52kg Priscilla Gneto was chosen over Annabelle Euranie. The French opted for the future instead of the highest rank, something we saw in other occasions as well. Read more
Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan is back at the number one position in the IJF World Ranking after his European title U73kg. It’s the only change after the continental championships of the highest seeds. PanAm Champion Arthur Margelidon put himself in the top 12, ninth at the clean Olympic ranking, where the first 8 will be seeded. Read more
French World Champion Gevrise Emane can’t stop adding prizes. Soon she will be 34 and going for another Olympic medal. At the European Championships in Kazan she defeated the surprising Esther Stam of Georgia in the final. Stam was the sensation though today and secured an Olympic ticket despite her severe neck injury. Read more
Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin opened the European Judo Championships in Kazan with a speech for the 8700 fans in the stadium. With the opening ceremony the judo event was opened with a solid show. It was for the last time in 2014 at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk that president Putin visited a large judo event like this. He visited the team event then. In 2010 he visited the European Championships in Vienna where he also held a speech on the podium. Read more
Lili Xu (CHN)
|1||Tel Aviv||24 Jan|