News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Diyorbek Urozboev sets the tone for the Grand Prix Tashkent

8 Nov 2018 13:10

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
diyorbek_urozboev

This weekend the Grand Prix of Tashkent is scheduled and if 2018 was a year rich in events and results, the tournament of the coming weekend promises to be strong with no less than 349 competitors involved, representing 47 delegations from the five continents. IJF Sport Director Vladimir Barta underlined: "We are approaching the parity men and women and it is excellent news", since there will be 149 women and 200 men who will take part in the Tashkent Grand Prix in the next three days.

At the end of the draw, the presence of Diyorbek Urozboev (UZB), Olympic bronze medalist and Asian Champion, who will compete in the U60kg weight category, set the tone of the Grand Prix: "The draw is strong, very strong and many athletes have the ability to get on the podium, but beyond the draw itself, it's the tatami that will speak this weekend. We have a very strong team and I sincerely hope that we will be able to win many medals."

With 51 athletes registered (28 men and 23 women), Uzbekistan has a good chance of being close to the top of the nation rankings within three days.

The U60kg category could be summed up as a peaceful clash between Mongolia and Uzbekistan, with the top seeds coming from these two delegations: Dashdavaa Amartuvshin (MGL), Sharafuddin Lutfillaev (UZB), Diyorbek Urozboev (UZB) and Ganbat Boldbaatar (MGL). Team France which came only with a delegation of men, while they had made the choice of women in Abu Dhabi recently, can perhaps play the spoilsports with their young prodigy Luka Mkheidze, who was finalist in Cancun a few weeks ago but who is still to find his mark on the world circuit.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Sharafuddin Lutfillaev (UZB) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2018, UZB) - © JudoHeroes
  • Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh (KAZ), Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2018, UZB) - © JudoHeroes
  • Bekmurod Oltiboev (UZB) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2018, UZB) - © JudoHeroes

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190712_budapest_ijf_edf_60_smetov_yeldos

Kazakh ace Yeldos Smetov rules in Budapest

12 Jul 2019 19:05

The 2015 world champion defeated the 2014 world champion in the U60kg final of the Grand Prix in Budapest as Yeldos Smetov (KAZ) beat Ganbat Boldbaatar (MGL). Smetov offered more with a higher workrate and pressed Ganbat who was second best throughout the final. Kazakhstan claimed their first gold when Smetov threw with a seoi-nage in the closing seconds for ippon. Read more

20181116_hve_gp_thehague_finals_241a2262_dashdavaa_amartuvshin

Judo maestro Amartusvhin Dashdavaa delivers for Mongolia

16 Nov 2018 23:00

Tokyo Grand Slam silver medallist Dashdavaa Amartuvshin (MGL) won his sixth Grand Prix title in the first men’s final in The Hague. The former world silver medallist won his seventeenth Grand Prix medal which puts him joint third on the all-time list with Natalie Powell (GBR). Read more

20181109_tashkent_ijf_final_60_urozboev_diyorbek_ganbat_boldbaatar

Ganbat Boldbaatar end the hopes of Urozboev

9 Nov 2018 15:45

The heat at the Grand Prix in Tashkent and the sound level in the venue increased for the final U60kg. One could feel that the final opposed the pocket-size Mongol Ganbat Boldbaatar and the local hero Diyorbek Urozboev. Warmly supported by his public, Urozboev seemed to be in total control of the situation and launched a powerful ko-uchi-gari. Read more

20180920_jh_wch_baku_48_krasniqi_distria_kos

Three Kosovo women going for gold in Tashkent

9 Nov 2018 11:55

Some surprises in the morning session in Tashkent at the 2018 edition of the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan. Tashkent isn’t that easy to take anymore, not ever for the usual medal catchers. Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh was one of the first victims of the day. Local favourite Sharafuddin Lutfillaev who was in the Grand Slam final this year, got stuck at the seventh place. Read more

20170828_budapest_hve_naohisa_takato_sm

Naohisa Takato again opens the Olympic cycle with world gold

28 Aug 2017 17:35

Naohisa Takato hit the medal table with second gold medal for Japan. The lightweight regained the world title and was simply the best. Takato of Japan was again solid in his techniques and now won the gold after his bronze in Rio de Janeiro he opens the Olympic cycle with gold. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Qingdao13 Dec
2Osaka23 Nov
3Brasilia7 Oct
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Montreal5 Jul
Result City Date
3Qingdao13 Dec
1Osaka23 Nov
5Budapest13 Jul
3Fukuoka7 Apr
2Düsseldorf22 Feb

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description