Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Kirill Denisov imposes his style in Agadir
11 Mar 2018 18:25
With no surprise, the two best competitors of the day, five time world medallist Kirill Denisov (RUS) and Jorge Fonseca (POR), who finished with a honourable third place in Düsseldorf a couple of weeks ago, were qualified for the final.
The first waza-ari came from Denisov who executed a 'little dance' in front of his opponent, to launch a first beautiful movement, but the second attempt was even more beautiful as the Russian countered Fonseca with an amazing O-soto-gari-gaeshi, the Portuguese landing flat on his back.
The first bronze medal contest opposed 23-years-old Batyr Hojamuhammedov (TKM) and Patrik Moser (SUI), whose best result so far was a silver medal at the African Open Port-Louis 2015. As Hojamuhammedov voluntarily took off the jacket of his belt, he was penalised with a first shido. Then it was the turn of Moser to be penalised for a false attack. Just after the half of the match, Hojamuhammedov scored a first waza-ari with well executed modified kata-guruma, but a few seconds later was countered by Moser also with a waza-ari. It must have been written in advance that this contest would not go until the end, as Hojamuhammedov executed the perfect sase-tsuri-komi-goshi for a clear ippon and a first medal in a Grand Prix.
The second bronze medal contest saw Tunis Grand Prix bronze medallist, Viktor Demyanenko (KAZ), facing the 2015 World silver medallist, Karl-Richard Frey (GER), whose brother was qualified in the final of the heavyweight. Both competitors were rapidly penalised as they were not trying to build positive judo. With one minute and thirty seconds left, the video refereeing was called to determine if Demyanenko's kata-guruma should be awarded with a waza-ari but the action was discontinuous and no score was given. In the last twenty seconds Demyanenko was penalised one more time as he was refusing the contact and eighteen seconds into golden score received his third penalty, as Karl-Richard Frey left the tatami with the 11th Grand Prix medal of his career.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Korea is by far the most successful country winning the Grand Slam title in Tokyo for men. Korean men have captured 11 titles since the first Grand Slam in 2008. Kim SungMin was the most successful wining three editions. Wang Ki-Chun won twice. Still it’s not easy for foreigners to win in the home of judo. Only 16 foreign men won the Grand Slam on Tokyo. Last year Aleksandar Kukolj (SRB) and Kirill Denisov (RUS) were in form. Read more
Russian talent Niiaz Bilalov made a winning start to his first foray into a Grand Slam final as he beat former world bronze medallist Toma Nikiforov (BEL) to win U100kg gold. Nikiforov, who will take on judo’s heavyweight titans in the Openweight World Championships blockbuster next month, fell behind to a waza-ari score from a drop seoi-nage but thought he had won the contest when he forced a submission on the ground. Read more
Japanese Japan Wolf captured the world title U100kg in Budapest defeating Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia to become Japan’s seventh gold medallist in Budapest from a total of 14 weight categories. After Kosei Inoue, Keiji Suzuki, Takamasa Anai and Ryunosuke Haga another Japanese starlet taking the gold U100kg to Japan. Read more
The 100kg weight class is super competitive and definitely among the most sensational match days at the World Championships in Budapest. Many questions, many opportunities for many athletes. Defending World Champion Ryonosuke Haga of Japan is one of the candidates. But since the Olympic reduction, Haga lost half of his points and is unseeded for Budapest. Read more
The U100kg weight class is super competitive and will definitely be among the most sensational match days at the World Championships in Budapest. There are many questions and many opportunities for many athletes. Defending World Champion Ryonosuke Haga of Japan is one of the candidates. But since the Olympic reduction, Haga has lost half of his accumulated points and is unseeded for Budapest. Read more
Dmitriy Kulikov (RUS)
|1||Rio de Janeiro||2016|