News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Theresa Stoll gets revenge on Gjakova in Tashkent

9 Nov 2018 16:30

   IJF Media Team / IJF
20181109_tashkent_ijf_final_57_stoll_theresa

The last final of day 1 at the Grand Prix in Tashkent saw Germany’s super talent Theresa Stoll capturing gold in the final against Nora Gjakova of Kosovo who had recently won the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. Gjakova had beaten Stoll a pair of times before and was poised to complete the hat-trick for Kosovo on the first day of competition in Uzbekistan.

Both athletes were penalized with a first shido within the first 50 seconds of the contest for avoiding combat. But as the final moved on, despite knowing that power is one of the Kosovan team's strengths, it was clear that the German was not afraid of attacking Gjakova, and found that she was actually able to throw Gjakova twice, first with a waza-ari on a counter-attack, and second for ippon with a o-soto-gari in the closing seconds of the match.

The first bronze medal contest was contested between Theresa’s twin sister Amelie Stoll (GER) and Anna Borowska (POL). After almost four minutes of a well-balanced contest, the victory went to the German, as the Polish was penalized for the third time for maintaining a one-sided grip. It is not often that both German sisters win their last contest. This year in Tbilisi they were also able to achieve a successfull result, with a gold for both Theresa for Amelie. Last year in The Hague Theresa fought herself into into the final but lost the bout - against Gjakova, as it so-happened,  with both reaching the final, never fun for their parents.

In the second bronze medal contest, Sanne Verhagen (NED) faced Kaja Kajzer (SLO). From the first hajime, the Dutch seemed to be under the pressure of Kajzer, but the latter couldn't find an opportunity to score. She eventually did, however, as just before the last minute, the Slovenian countered Verhagen for a waza-ari. As she was controlling the rest of the match, she was penalized once, but not enough for Verhagen to come back and win bronze. This is the second medal of the day for Slovenia.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Theresa Stoll (GER) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2018, UZB) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Theresa Stoll (GER), Nora Gjakova (KOS), Kaja Kajzer (SLO), Amelie Stoll (GER) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2018, UZB) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Amelie Stoll (GER) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2018, UZB) - © IJF Media Team, IJF

Related Judo News

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

20181027_ijf_abudhabi_final_57_final_gjakova_nora_kos

Third time lucky for Kosovo as Nora Gjakova wins gold U57kg

28 Oct 2018 13:10

European champion Nora Gjakova of Kosovo started her day as the number one seed and finished it as the gold medallist in the U57kg category. The Antalya Grand Prix winner earned her first Grand Slam title with a win over European Championships bronze medallist Anastasiia Konkina (RUS) after 59 seconds by ippon. Read more

20181027_ijf_fb_abudhabi_action_distria_krasniqi

Kosovo excited to have three finalists in Abu Dhabi

27 Oct 2018 14:20

Kosovo is represented in all of the first three lightweight finals at the Abu Grand Slam. Distria Krasniqi has chosen to fight in the U48kg category and has had to adjust accordingly but has already achieved good results, able to defeat Olympic Champion Paula Pareto in the semifinal after a hansokumake for Pareto. Read more

20180922_jh_wch_baku_compilation_57_yoshida_tsukasa

Tsukasa Yoshida beats Smythe-Davis, Deguchi and the odds

22 Sep 2018 15:45

The World Championships final for women U57kg was a surprise between Nekoda Smythe Davis of Great Britain and Tsukasa Yoshida of Japan. It was the first opportunity for a British woman to take the World title in 20 years. Her coach Kate Howey won the title in 1997. Read more

20180920_mjh_baku_judoka_sumiya_dorjsuren

Women U57kg: Dorsjuren and Deguchi on course for the final

22 Sep 2018 12:50

The morning session of the World Championships in Baku showed some great judo again. In the women’s U57kg no super surprises though as the pools delivered the favourites on top, but obviously there were more than 8 class judoka acting on the tatami. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Tokyo2001
1Fukuoka2000
1Birmingham1999
1Tokyo1998
2Fukuoka1997
Result City Date
2Busan1997
1Paris1997
1Leonding1997
1Paris1997
3Ho Chi Minh1996

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description