The latest Judo News offered by

An Chang-Rim shows his potential against Muki

28 Nov 2014 14:55

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20141128_Jeju_MUKI, Sagi (ISR) - AN, Changrim (KOR)1

Junior world champion An Chang-Rim from Korea produced a sublime performance on the biggest stage of his blossoming career as he delighted his home crowd. AN defeated the top seed and Baku Grand Slam winner Sagi Muki (ISR) in the final having bested two Mongolian’s Khashbaatar and Ganbaatar in his route to the final.

MUKI, who finished second at the Astana Grand Prix a month ago, fell behind to a waza-ari but responded with the same score against AN who was aiming for his first IJF medal on the senior stage. AN settled the fate of the gold medal by throwing beautifully with a tai-otoshi and will now look forward to testing himself in Tokyo next week. 

In the first semi-final MUKI defeated Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Rustam ORUJOV (AZE) in golden score. MUKI was able to take his place in the final after scoring waza-ari 39 seconds into added time as his conditioning showed. In the second semi-final AN produced another notable win against the seasoned Qingdao Grand Prix runner-up Dirk VAN TICHELT (BEL).


The first bronze medal was clinched by VAN TICHELT as the medal podium eluded Port Luis African Open winner Nick DELPOPOLO (USA). Belgium’s former world bronze medallist scored a waza-ari with a drop seoi-nage to capture the first bronze medal as DELPOPOLO was unable to trouble the scoreboard. The second bronze medal was destined for Azerbaijian as ORUJOV bested Asian Games silver medallist GANBAATAR Odbayar (MGL) on shido penalties with two against the Mongolian and one against the former for passivity.   

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Chang-Rim An (KOR) - Grand Prix Jeju (2014, KOR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Chang-Rim An (KOR), Sagi Muki (ISR), Rustam Orujov (AZE), Dirk Van Tichelt (BEL) - Grand Prix Jeju (2014, KOR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Nick Delpopolo (USA), Dirk Van Tichelt (BEL) - Grand Prix Jeju (2014, KOR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News


Dirk van Tichelt has eyes on World Championships comeback

16 Jun 2019 14:00

Dirk Van Tichelt made his comeback on the tatami after being months out due to surgery. The ‘Bear from Brecht’ is only on the mat for training sessions, but Dirk Van Tichelt keeps the World Championships in sight despite his severe knee injury earlier this year at the training camp in Mittersill, Austria. Read more


Bad outlook for Dirk van Tichelt after cruciate ligament

15 Jan 2019 16:35

Belgian Olympic bronze medallist Dirk van Tichelt picked up a serious knee injury at his last day at the Olympic Training Camp in Mittersill in Austria. Van Tichelt will be out of the tatami for at least 6-9 months and will be operated in his country at 7 February. Read more


Antwerp's Train Station changed into temporary Dojo

25 Oct 2018 11:00

The commuters who jumped off or on the train in Antwerp Central Station on Tuesday, October 23, were pretty surprised when they entered the entrance hall of the most beautiful railway cathedral in the world, as a promotion for the upcoming Belgian Judo Championships for Seniors, which will take place on Saturday 3 November in Antwerp. Read more


Draw The Hague Grand Prix shows return of Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov

16 Nov 2017 17:00

The Netherlands is proud to host an Grand Prix for the first since 2011. The Hague Grand Prix is the last Grand Prix of the year. The organisers of the World Championships in 2009 will start in The Hague with a fine field of 231 athlete from 43 nations. Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov of Russia is the most remarkable name in the field, he makes his comeback, the Olympics were his last event. Read more

Shohei Ono

Shohei Ono earns respect with Olympic gold in style

9 Aug 2016 00:35

Reigning world champion Shohei Ono has claimed Japan’s first judo gold of Rio 2016 on Monday, ending a run of five bronze medals in the sport over the first three days of the Games. Ono beat Azerbaijan’s Rustam Orujov by ippon in the men’s U73kg division to claim gold on his Olympic debut, adding it to his two world championships titles. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
Result City Date


First description Second description Third description Four description