Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Dutchman Michael Korrel clinches Grand Slam hat-trick
12 May 2019 18:10
Dutchman Michael Korrel defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Kazbek Zankishiev of Russia to reign in Baku. Tbilisi Grand Prix gold medallist Korrel prevailed after 68 seconds of golden score as he dropped under the Russian for a waza-ari score to decide the fate of the U100kg category.
In the first semi-final Zankishiev defeated Osaka Grand Slam bronze medallist Jorge Fonseca (POR) by ippon in golden score from a juji-gatame. In the second semi-final Korrel bested world bronze medallist Lkhagvasuren Otgonbaatar (MGL) by a waza-ari score.
The first bronze medal was won by Düsseldorf Grand Slam bronze medallist Zelym Kotsoiev (AZE) who threw Lkhagvasuren in the centre of the mat with a uchi-mata for ippon after 80 seconds of golden score.
The second bronze medal went to Marrakech Grand Prix winner Benjamin Fletcher (IRL) who dispatched a worn out Fonseca after 78 seconds of golden score by a waza-ari score.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
World Judo Masters bronze medallist Iida Kentaro of Japan swept away the opposition in Düsseldorf as he secured his second Grand Slam title. The young Japanese star took the final to world champion Cho Guham (KOR) and caught the owner of the red backpatch with a de-ashi-barai that had the crowd purring in satisfaction. Cho relentlessly attempted his low seoi-nage to no avail. Read more
Who are the ten groundbreaking talents who really emerged this year, at any level? We closely watched judoka born from 1998 onwards. Some of the most absolutely amazing stars of this year, such as Sherazadishvili, Igolnikov or Gjakova had already experienced their breakthroughs, but nonetheless had their best year ever and are expected to develop further. Read more
Mikhail Igolnikov earned Russia’s fourth gold of the European Judo Championships in Tel Aviv today, leaving them top of the final medals table, as he defeated Serbia’s world champion Nemanja Majdov in the U90 kilograms class. Read more
Who are going to win the European titles. The decisions will be made in Tel Aviv this week where lots a top athletes will appear on the tatami. The continental championships held over the last few weeks are the regional warm up for the World Championships later this year in Baku, but Tel Aviv is not a warm up. Read more
Zelym Kotsoiev of Azerbaijan won a rematch of 2017 Junior Worlds final to become a two-time Grand Prix winner. The confident 19-year-old saw off Junior Worlds runner-up Arman Adamian (RUS), 21, who was making his first start on the IJF World Judo Tour here in Antalya, while 19-year old Kotsoiev won the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix in 2016. Now he did it again. Read more