Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Matthias Casse closes best year ever with gold
13 Dec 2019 13:50
World silver medallist Matthias Casse of Belgium won World Judo Masters gold after an impressive day in Qingdao. The 22-year-old became his country’s first Masters winner after a rematch of the World Championships final was not to be today with world champion Sagi Muki (ISR) picking up a rib injury during his semi-final.
In the first semi-final Muki bested former world bronze medallist Vedat Albayrak (TUR) as he launched the Turkish judoka for ippon on the edge of the area but appeared to injure himself in the process as he held his ribs after returning to his feet.
In the second semi-final Casse saw off Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Dominic Ressel (GER) after five minutes of golden score by a single waza-ari and left the tatami having given everything to book a place in the final.
Khubetsov's ashi waza
The first bronze medal was won by world number 14 Alan Khubetsov (RUS) who beautifully caught Ressel with a perfectly timed piece of ashi-waza after two minutes of golden score. Russia’s Khubetsov finally executed a de-ashi-barai, after numerous unsuccessful attempts in regulation time, and Ressel was caught for one of the throws of the day.
The second bronze medal went to Albayrak who caught Antalya Grand Prix silver medallist Christian Parlati (ITA) with an o-uchi-gari in golden score as both men ended up going through the cardboard advertising boards.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo News
One of the most competitive weight classes in judo is the U81kg division for men. Many athletes and a lot of youngsters who are eager to win the world’s most important medal in judo in July in Tokyo’s Budokan. Also it is a weight category where Japan may not be so strong…. That’s an assumption though as you simply haven’t seen one of the main contenders for an Olympic gold medal, he’s ben hiding but will show his face just in advance of the Olympic Games as he doesn’t have to qualify. Read more
Tato Grigalashvili is the revelation of men’s judo. He dominates the category U81kg with attractive judo and at the IJF Judo Masters in Doha the Georgian superstar was again convincing and grabbed the gold in the final against the gutsy Dutchman Frank de Wit. Everything was possible with a field of play rich in world medalists. Read more
The IJF have elected two of their biggest judo stars at the end of the in the occasion of the first edition of the Judofestival. An online broadcast of 17 hours with interviews, explanation about topics such as dealing with the corona virus and of course the election of athletes in various categories. Read more
2019 World Champion Sagi Muki supported 2018 World Champion Saeid Mollaei on social media in advance of the trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday. The Iran Judo Federation were suspended by the International Judo Federation (IJF) last October until they give guarantees that they will not boycott matches against Israeli opponents. Read more
Dmitri Lepp (EST)