News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Shoichiro Mukai wins Paris and Osaka in one year

25 Nov 2018 14:35

 IJF Media Department    ejudo
20181125_osaka_ejudo_m90

Paris Grand Slam champion Mukai Shoichiro (JPN) won his second Grand Slam of the season after an absorbing final against former World Judo Masters bronze medallist Noel Van ‘t End (NED). Both men went on the attack from the outset which made for an open final.

Mukai went close with a morote-seoi-nage while Van ‘t End almost broke the deadlock with a o-soto-gari. Golden score was required to produce a winner and it went in favour of the Japanese after the Dutchman received his third shido for going out of the area after 19 seconds of added time.

In the first semi-final Van ‘t End defeated Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Eduard Trippel (GER) with a deep ippon-seoi-nage. The Dutchman scored twice without reply to move into the final and guarantee his first IJF medal since January. In the second semi-final Mukai defeated Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Ushangi Margiani (GEO) after 24 seconds of golden score by a waza-ari from a picturesque morote-seoi-nage.

The first bronze medal was won by Junior World Championships silver medallist Murao Sanshiro (JPN) who beat Margiani in golden score. The Georgian was able to turn out of numerous throws from the Japanese but eventually came undone in added time after picking up his third shido for a bear hug. Murao is highly-rated by his Japanese peers and showed why by opening his medal account in his first IJF World Judo Tour event.

The second bronze medal went to Trippel who threw Cancun Grand Prix bronze medallist Rafael Macedo (BRA) for ippon. In a contest between two young judoka on the rise in this Olympic cycle, Trippel shaped up for a uchi-mata and waited for the reaction from Macedo and then executed a neat sutemi-waza attack to score ippon. Trippel fell down to his knees in celebration and could now feature in China at the World Judo Masters next month as he will break into the top 16 on the IJF World Ranking List after earning his second Grand Slam medal.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Noël Van 't End (NED) - Grand Prix The Hague (2018, NED) - © JudoInside.com, judo news, photos, videos and results
  • Shoichiro Mukai (JPN) - Grand Slam Osaka (2018, JPN) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Shoichiro Mukai (JPN) - Grand Slam Osaka (2018, JPN) - © IJF Media Team, IJF

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

noel_van_t_end_flinndal

Which supplements are most important for a judoka?

15 Jun 2018 09:40

These days judo is a multi disciplinary sport; a lot is asked from a judoka. Not only the right technique, but also strength, condition, a good mentality and regenerative capacity are a key to succes. Next to a good training schedule, enough rest and a healthy diet, nutritional supplements can support you to reach your goals. Read more

20180121_tunis_ijf_90_kg_final_hun_toth_vs_kaz_bozbayev_2

Extraordinary technique for Bozbayev to grab the gold medal

21 Jan 2018 17:00

The first men's final of the third day of the Grand Prix in Tunis was no surprise as top seed and 2014 world silver medallist Toth Krisztian (HUN) was opposed to number two and Baku Grand Slam winner in 2017, Islam Bozbayev (KAZ). The first attack came from Bozbayev who applied a masterpiece of tai-otoshi, like the one you learn at the judo club for a perfect ippon. With a great deal of fairplay, Toth congratulated him at the end of the contest. Read more

2017_budapest_jic_jh_90_kukolj_aleksandar

Strong European block U90kg against World Champion Gwak Dong-Han

1 Sep 2017 05:05

The top favourite for the U90kg world title in Budapest this year is hard to pick. There are many athletes with legitimate shots at the medal stand. A hot contender is Aleksandar Kukolj of Serbia, the reigning European champion, with his superb groundwork and confidence that he can be the first Serbian man to reach the podium. Read more

20170809_papendal_tc_noelvantend_ah1708087325

Dutchman Noël van 't End absent at World Championships

23 Aug 2017 16:45

Dutchman Noël van ’t End will miss the World Championships. Last week the 26-year old Dutchman got injured to his shoulder and broke the top of his shoulder. He will missing in action for a three months recovery period. Read more

biggest_show_on_earth_4_3

Dutch team with Grol and Polling full of World medal potential

7 Aug 2017 17:50

The Dutch team for the World Championships in Budapest includes a little surprise. Triple World Championships runner-up Henk Grol was not very sure how to proceed after the Olympic Games; most likely he would start +100kg. His last matchday was at 11 August 2016 when he couldn’t overcome Cyrille Maret. Now it appears that Grol will make his comeback in Budapest, fighting U100kg. This is for certain: Grol is not yet finished. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Nassau17 Oct
1Baku20 Sep
1Zagreb27 Jul
1Celje23 Jun
1Düsseldorf23 Feb
Result City Date
1Osaka23 Nov
1Baku27 Sep
2Baku20 Sep
3Zagreb27 Jul
3Fukuoka8 Apr

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description