News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Hidayet Heydarov wins back-to-back IJF judo events

25 May 2019 14:30

 Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Gabriela Sabau / International Judo Federation
20190525_hohhot_ijf_cgs_73_heydarov_hidayat_scvortov

Baku Grand Slam winner Hidayet Heydarov (AZE) won his second IJF World Judo Tour event in as many weeks as he beat former world bronze medallist Victor Scvortov (UAE) to top the U73kg podium in Hohhot. Heydarov won his first IJF gold medal at his home Grand Slam earlier this month and in Hohhot countered his rival from the United Arab Emirates for ippon to claim his first Grand Prix title.

In the first semi-final Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Tommy Macias (SWE) lost out to Heydarov by a waza-ari score. In the second semi-final Scvortov outlasted Pan American Championships silver medallist Arthur Margelidon (CAN) who was disqualified in golden score after receiving three penalties.

The first bronze medal was won by Margelidon who edged past teammate and Marrakech Grand Prix bronze medallist Antoine Bouchard (CAN) by a waza-ari score from a Mongolian front uchi-mata. 

The Canadian supporters were in for a great bronze-medal bout in U73 kg. Arthur Margelidon won by waza-ari against his teammate Antoine Bouchard.

“It’s always hard to be up against a friend. We didn’t really want to do it, but once on the mat, it’s like against any other opponent. We were both fighting for the same thing. We know each other pretty well, so the fight was very strategic,” explained Arthur.

The Montrealer added he wished both could be bringing home a medal, as Antoine was able to defeat strong opponents. “He still had a great day, but after losing my semi-final, we had to settle for only one medal.”

Margelidon scored 3 victories in the preliminary rounds. His only loss was in the semi-final against Victor Scvortov, from the United Arab Emirates, who won the silver medal. “Scvortov had a very closed style, he blocked everything and I made mistakes in my choice of attacks. He fought to give me penalties. I was disqualified in golden score because of a false attack. It was my third penalty, and he only had one,” he added. His goal for this season is to win a title at the World Championships in August.

The second bronze medal went to Tashkent Grand Prix silver medallist Igor Wandtke (GER) who drove past Macias in 18 seconds with an ippon-seoi-nage.

Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Hidayet Heydarov (AZE) - Grand Prix Hohhot (2019, CHN) - © IJF Gabriela Sabau, International Judo Federation
  • Hidayet Heydarov (AZE), Victor Scvortov (UAE), Arthur Margelidon (CAN), Igor Wandtke (GER) - Grand Prix Hohhot (2019, CHN) - © IJF Gabriela Sabau, International Judo Federation
  • Hidayet Heydarov (AZE) - Grand Prix Hohhot (2019, CHN) - © IJF Gabriela Sabau, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190706_ijf_montreal_edf_73_soichi_hashimoto_1edf7591_1562461681_1562461682

Soichi Hashimoto rules at Grand Prix Montreal

7 Jul 2019 09:05

Who else then Soichi Hashimoto won the gold medal at the Grand Prix of Montreal. The Japanese 2017 World Champion defeated Victor Scvortov who had nothing to tell in the final. Read more

20181110_tashkent_gp_ijf_fb_finals_73_khikmatillokh_turaev

Khikmatillokh Turaev defeats Igor Wandtke in thrilling golden score

10 Nov 2018 16:25

After having eliminated top seed athlete Tommy Macias (SWE) in the third round of the Grand Slam in Tashkent, Khikmatillokh Turaev (UZB), strongly supported by the audience, entered the final against Igor Wandtke (GER). The public was already chanting, way before the two athletes entered the arena as Turaev could be the first gold medal for the host country. Read more

20180210_grand_slam_paris_km_christa_deguchi_can

Switching judokas increase in the road to Tokyo2020

20 Feb 2018 16:40

Switching nations seems are still a trend, as judo is overwhelmed with judoka who switch nation, either to get a chance, either to get better financial circumstances. Although switches all from all times, but this Olympic cycle it's a method. With the latest three Mongolian athletes a new wave of many has started with the Tokyo 2020 Games ahead more will follow Read more

20171118_grand_prix_the_hague_km_podium_63kg_place_1_juul_franssen_ned

Juul Franssen makes golden return at The Hague Grand Prix

18 Nov 2017 19:15

Two gold medals for the Netherlands today at the Grand Prix in The Hague with an emotional gold for Juul Franssen who was absent for 13 months. She ended with gold in Abu Dhabi in October last year and after a disastrous period without judo due to a conflict and suspension Franssen wasn’t allowed to fight. Read more

20171118_thehaguegp_hve_fb_khadbaatar_narankhuu_mgl_241a6534

Narankhuu steps up for in-form Mongolia at his 11th Grand Prix

18 Nov 2017 18:10

Mongolian judoka Narankhuu Khadbaatar stepped up a level today as he improved with every contest in The Hague and kept the scoreboard ticking over all day long. Narankhuu needed to show something that we haven’t seen him from before in his previous 10 starts at a Grand Prix to overcome a high-quality and tactful judoka in two-time Grand Prix winner Victor Scvortov (UAE) and he managed that and more. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Prague19 Nov
1Budapest25 Oct
1Perth2019
1Wuhan2019
3Tokyo2019
Result City Date
2Prague19 Nov
7Budapest25 Oct
3Qingdao2019
3Odivelas2019
5Abu Dhabi2019

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description