The latest Judo News offered by

Gevrise Emane still competes with the best

28 Nov 2014 14:30

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20141128_Jeju_VARGAS KOCH, Laura (GER) - EMANE, Gevrise (FRA)1

Olympic bronze medallist Gevrise Emane (FRA) was in sensational form as she emphatically worked her way through the quality field to earn -70kg gold. Emane defeated Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Laura VARGAS KOCH (GER) in the final having spent just 94 seconds on the mat in total in her previous three contests. Emane and Vargas Koch failed to unlock their respective defences as the latter lost out by one shido which she received for passivity in the final minute.

In the first semi-final contest VARGAS KOCH held down 19-year-old Monika BURGESS (CAN) with a kesa-gatame for 20 seconds and ippon after two and a half minutes.The German judoka had defeated her colleague Szaundra DIEDRICH (GER) in the quarter-final. In the second semi-final EMANE bested Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Irina GAZIEVA (RUS) in 59 seconds by ippon with a textbook ouchi-gari.

The first bronze medal was claimed by Tallinn European Open bronze medallist Lior WILDIKAN (ISR) who bested GAZIEVA. After exchanging shido penalties GAZIEVA failed with a ko-soto-gake effort and was countered with a ko-soto-gari for ippon with two minutes remaining. The second bronze medal contest was won by Qingdao Grand Prix silver medallist Assmaa NIANG (MAR) who won back-to-back Grand Prix medals by narrowly defeating BURGESS. There are 12 years between the two judoka but there was little to separate them on the tatami as 31-year-old NIANG won on shido penalties with two against the Canadian while her conqueror registered an unblemished record. 

Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Gévrise Emane (FRA) - Grand Prix Jeju (2014, KOR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Laura Vargas Koch (GER), Lior Wildikan (ISR), Assmaa Niang (MAR), Gévrise Emane (FRA) - Grand Prix Jeju (2014, KOR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Assmaa Niang (MAR), Irina Gazieva (RUS) - Grand Prix Jeju (2014, KOR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20120731_Martine Dupond_Gevrise Emane_01

Mental health is a key asset for top judo players

28 Jan 2020 08:40

The latest edition of French Magazine L’Esprit du Judo pays a lot of attention to the metal health of the judoka. With various judoka the French reporters guide you through the best mental preparation for our sport of judo. This is how you can win medals. Famous tennis player Martina Navratilova said: “A champion isn’t known by his ability to win when he plays well, but by his ability to win when he plays bad.” Read more


Triple World Champion Gevrise Emane says farewell to judo

12 Feb 2018 13:45

Triple world champion and Olympic medalist (London 2012) Gevrise Emane received a a standing ovation from the home crowd before the start of the final block of the Grand Slam of Paris on Sunday. Emane recently announced her sporting retreat. Very moved, even on the verge of tears, the champion dedicated her incredible career to all judo teachers, her club coaches and coaches of the French team and she stressed the importance of working hard to achieve your objectives. Read more


Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview women U70kg

9 Aug 2016 22:05

After the Olympic title in London for Lucie Decosse a new are started with Kim Polling. The Dutch dominated this division, but wasn’t able to win the world titles. In fact Yuri Alvear was the most successful at World Championships in this Olympic cycle. But the amazing feeling and skills of Polling make her the favourite. She’s gone through the pain in three years and learned what it takes. At 10 August she can sign in gold for her reputation. Dealing with the pressure is the biggest challenge. Read more

20160530_EOpen_ClujNapoca_Oprescu_D3D_9119_Kilian Le Blouch

French Olympic selection with Gneto, Pavia, Khyar and Le Blouch

1 Jun 2016 15:50

Some surprising names in the French selection for Rio. Some nasty decision had to be taken with just one judoka in each weight category. Hardest choices were made in the women’s divisions were in the category U52kg Priscilla Gneto was chosen over Annabelle Euranie. The French opted for the future instead of the highest rank, something we saw in other occasions as well. Read more

20160422_Kazan_ECH_DF_day2_Rustam Orujov

Last sprint for best 8 in IJF World Ranking after continental judo championships

1 May 2016 13:05

Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan is back at the number one position in the IJF World Ranking after his European title U73kg. It’s the only change after the continental championships of the highest seeds. PanAm Champion Arthur Margelidon put himself in the top 12, ninth at the clean Olympic ranking, where the first 8 will be seeded. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Prague19 Nov
1Budapest25 Oct
Result City Date
2Prague19 Nov
7Budapest25 Oct
5Abu Dhabi2019


First description Second description Third description Four description