News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Rafaela Silva is back to Olympic level

12 Jul 2019 19:55

 Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation
20190712_budapest_ijf_edf_57_gjakova_nora_kos

Brazilian Olympic champion Rafaela Silva earned her sixth Grand Prix title with a resounding win over European Games silver medallist Nora Gjakova (KOS) in the U57kg final. Silva took her opportunity with 53 seconds left as she countered a weak uchi-mata on the edge of the contest area by rolling over Kosovo’s star for ippon and gold for Brazil.

In the first semi-final Gjakova powered past world number 15 Miryam Roper (PAN) while in the second semi-final Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Karakas Hedvig (HUN) failed with an uchi-mata and was countered by silva with a ko-soto-gake in golden score.

The first bronze medal was won by Karakas who narrowly defeated Marrakech Grand Prix silver medallist Anna Borowska (POL) by a waza-ari score to win Hungary’s first medal at their home Grand Prix to the delight of the Budapest faithful.                

The second bronze medal was won by 39-year-old Sabrina Filzmoser (AUT) who became the oldest medallist on the IJF World Judo Tour after 37-year-old Roper picked up an injury and had to withdraw from the contest. The previous record holder was Ilse Heylen (BEL). Watch our stats generator for the list of oldest medallists in the World Judo Tour.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Nora Gjakova (KOS), Rafaela Silva (BRA) - Grand Prix Budapest (2019, HUN) - © IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, International Judo Federation
  • Rafaela Silva (BRA), Nora Gjakova (KOS), Sabrina Filzmoser (AUT), Hedvig Karakas (HUN) - Grand Prix Budapest (2019, HUN) - © IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, International Judo Federation
  • Rafaela Silva (BRA), Mario Tsutsui (BRA) - Grand Slam Baku (2019, AZE) - © IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190624_eg_minsk_cf_spittka_marco

Marko Spittka no longer Austrian head coach

1 Aug 2019 09:40

With less than a year to go, Austria relieved Marko Spittka of his job as head coach. Spittka was coach since 2013 and the face of Austrian judo. The decision was taken by the board of the Austrian Judo Federation, one month in advance of the most important qualification tournament for the Games. Read more

2019_oldestmedallists_ijftour

Sabrina Filzmoser (39) became the oldest ever medallist in the IJF World Tour

12 Jul 2019 23:50

Austrian star Sabrina Filzmoser made history on day one of the Budapest Grand Prix as the veteran won -57kg bronze to edge closer to Tokyo 2020 qualification. The 2005 and 2010 world bronze medallist, who turns 40 next year, replaced Belgium’s Ilse Heylen (38) as the oldest medallist in IJF World Judo Tour history. Read more

20190328_tbilisi_mjh_nora_gjakova

Nora Gjakova in the driver seat U57kg

20 Jun 2019 09:10

The weight class U57kg is always competitive and the European women have had various aces to try to win the major international titles but since 2009 not a single European woman was able to take a World or Olympic title. At the European Games in Minsk we will learn who is able to get close to the Japanese, Mongolian or Brazilian rivals. Read more

20180919_ijf_equity_majlinda_kelmendi_1537427098_1537427099

Kelmendi at conference on Gender Equity: Together we are Stronger

19 Sep 2018 22:50

On 19 September, one day prior to Judo Worlds, the IJF hosted its inaugural Conference on Gender Equity in the Hilton Hotel in Baku. The Conference was chaired by Lisa Allan, IJF Head of Gender Equity. One o the guests was Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS), World and OIympic Champion. Read more

20180426_ec_telaviv_sellner_filzmoser_sabrina_aut_konkina_anastasiia_rus_8

38-year Sabrina Filzmoser selected for her 13th World Championships

20 Aug 2018 14:05

Sabrina Filzmoser is one of the well known names in the Austrian selection for the World Championships. We thought so many times that it was time to quit, but all the time she was able to set some extraordinary results. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Tokyo27 Aug
1Fukuoka7 Apr
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
1Osaka2018
Result City Date
3Brasilia7 Oct
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Montreal5 Jul
2Fukuoka7 Apr
1Paris9 Feb

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description