Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Andreea Chitu strikes at Grand Prix Jeju
27 Nov 2014 14:30
World silver medallist Andreea Chitu (ROU) earned her latest Grand Prix title on the opening day of the Grand Prix Jeju with a win in the -52kg final over Kodokan Cup runner-up Shishime Ai (JPN). Chitu, who won the Tashkent Grand Prix last month, fought 20-year-old Japanese judoka Shishime for the right to stand on top of the podium and scored ippon with an uki-goshi in the second minute without too much resistance from her opponent.
The first semi-final saw Andreea Chitu (ROU) face ADIYASAMBUU Tsolmon (MGL) in a rematch of the Tashkent Grand Prix final. The outcome was the same as in Uzbekistan with the Romanian victorious as a result of a hold down being so forceful that the Mongolian elected to submit. In the second semi-final SHISHIME Ai (JPN) dismissed European bronze medallist Gili COHEN (ISR) to guarantee her first appearance on an IJF podium in 2014.
The first bronze medal was clinched by beaten semi-finalist COHEN who defeated Glasgow European Open winner Lucile DUPORT (FRA). COHEN scored a yuko from a ko-uchi-gake which proved to be the only score of the contest as Israel’s women continued their successful start in Jeju. The second bronze medal was won by former European bronze medallist Laura GOMEZ (ESP) who defeated 22-year-old World Team silver medallist ADIYASAMBUU. GOMEZ, who was coached by former world bronze medallist AN Jeong-Hwan for the first time, executed a neat turnover in ne-waza with control of her opponent to then apply tate-shiho-gatame.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Robert Florentino became the first male World Judo Championships medallist for the Dominican Republic. The 20-year-old is based in Valencia, Spain, in order to compete regularly throughout Europe and to develop his judo as he prepares to join the senior circuit next year. Read more
This week for the second story of mums in judo, Judoinside met the Spanish fighter from Valencia, Laura Gomez. The Rio 2016 Olympian in the 52kg weight division is already back on the track , after she gave birth to a little Unai, in August. Read more
Spanish Valencia Judo Club claimed the gold medal in the European Club Championships for women. The strong team was in the final against a super talented Serbian team of Slavia Novisad. The Serbians offered the crowd a thriller of a final against the experienced Spanish team from Valencia. Read more
Turkey celebrated a golden party, guaranteed gold is a luxury that the host nation does not have at many occasions. The final U60kg was an all Turkish final. Only in four previous events Turkey enjoyed two fighters in an international final. Two of those U60kg between the current finallists Bekir Ozlu and Ahmet Sahin Kaba who took the lead halfway the match after he proved to be stronger in the transition to ne-waza and scored a waz-ari. Read more
Spain was the most successful country at the first day of the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires. The strong team of just 6 Spanish in action won four medals. Sugoi Uriarte seemed to secure his participation at the Olympic Games in Rio with gold U66kg. Jaione Equisoain also won gold for her nation defeating Yadinys Amaris of Colombia in the category U57kg. She took over the victory of last year by Conchi Bellorin. Read more
Valentyn Kopylov (UKR)