News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Larisa Ceric backs up top seed billing

18 Mar 2018 17:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20180319_ekaterinburg_ijf_final_79_ceric_larisa_altheman_maria_suelen_1

Larisa Ceric (BIH) won all three of her contests by the maximum score in Ekaterinburg to come away with her first Grand Slam title. Ceric defeated double world silver medallist Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) in a final which failed to ignite as both judoka showed a lack of attacking intent.

The fate of the gold medal was determined by shidos as the scoreless final was brought to an early conclusion when the Brazilian was penalised for passivity for the third time.

In the first semi-final World Judo Masters bronze medallist Ceric bested European bronze medallist Carolin Weiss (GER) by the maximum score to move into the final. In the second semi-final Altheman (BRA) saw off Tunis Grand Prix silver medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) by ippon with a ura-nage.

The first bronze medal was claimed by Souza as four-time Grand Prix bronze medallist Ksenia Chibisova (RUS) failed to impress under the bright lights of a Grand Slam. Brazil’s Souza scored twice without reply to book a place on the podium alongside her teammate.

The second bronze medal contest was won by Weiss who countered Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Anzhela Gasparian (RUS) for ippon to win her fourth Grand Slam medal.

Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Larisa Ceric (BIH) - Grand Slam Ekaterinburg (2018, RUS) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Larisa Ceric (BIH), Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA), Beatriz Souza (BRA), Carolin Weiss (GER) - Grand Slam Ekaterinburg (2018, RUS) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Larisa Ceric (BIH), Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) - Grand Slam Ekaterinburg (2018, RUS) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20191008_brasiliags_ijf_79_final_cgs_7521_souza_beatriz

Beatriz Souza wins all-Brazilian final to reset race for Tokyo 2020

9 Oct 2019 08:50

Two Brazilians heavyweights in the final of the Grand Slam in Brasilia. The World number eight Beatriz Souza beat world silver medallist Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) for the first time on the IJF stage to claim her first Grand Slam gold medal. The 21-year-old defeated world number three Altheman, 31, after throwing for a waza-ari score and pinning down her teammate with a kesa-gatame. Read more

o78reacextra600

Akira Sone make statement for the games with world title

31 Aug 2019 17:05

Japanese prodigy Akira Sone became the youngest women’s heavyweight world champion of all time as she won the +78kg crown with a narrow victory over the legendary Idalys Ortiz (CUB). Sone, 19, who was the 2015 Cadet world champion and 2017 Junior world champion, completed her Worlds set by beating her rival Ortiz for the second time with their head-to-series even at 1-1 before the final. Read more

20190407_ijf_antalya_gs_79_final_iryna_kindzerska

Quick gold for Iryna Kindzerska in 17 seconds

7 Apr 2019 19:30

Azerbaijan’s Iryna Kindzerska bested Tbilisi Grand Prix silver medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) in the opening seconds of their heavyweight final of the Grand Prix in Antalya. Kindzerska clinched her third Grand Prix title for Azerbaijan after just 17 seconds with a thunderous harai-makikomi for ippon as yet another country struck gold in Antalya. Read more

20190331_tbilisi_ijf_gs_final_79_tolofua_julia_fra39

Julia Tolofua fights back tears after shock win

31 Mar 2019 16:05

French outsider Julia Tolofua was the surprise heavyweight winner on the last day in Tbilisi as the little-known +78kg fighter defeated Junior World Championships silver medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) in the final. In her first IJF final Tolofua took the contest to the world number nine who was thrown with an o-soto-gari for a waza-ari score and that was the only time the scoreboard was summoned. Read more

20181020_ijf_wcj_nassau_79_kodama_hikaru_jpn

Hikaru Kodama defeats Beatriz Souza for Japan’s seventh gold medal

21 Oct 2018 01:15

Japanese heavyweight Hikaru Kodama ousted Cancun Grand Prix bronze medallist Beatriz Souza (BRA) to win her first Junior World Championships title in the Bahamas. Kodama, who took silver a year ago, took the contest to Souza, who is ranked number 10 in senior heavyweight category and is a contender for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Düsseldorf21 Feb
1Budapest2019
2Qingdao2019
1Osaka2019
1Odivelas2019
Result City Date
1Düsseldorf21 Feb
2Osaka2019
1Tokyo2019
1Tokyo2019
1Hohhot2019

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description