Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Sally Conway's perfect season start in Tel Aviv
24 Jan 2020 18:05
At the women’s U70kg weight class in Tel Aviv Kim Seongyeon of Korea and the British Olympic medallist Sally Conway made their way to the final. From the start, Conway set a steady pace to take over from Kim, which she did perfectly by scoring ippon on a first ko-uchi-gari that she followed to tackle the Korean on her back.
The first bronze medal match saw Gulnoza Matniyazova (UZB) facing the current Cadets World Champion, Ai Tsunoda Roustant (ESP). Obviously stronger than her opponent, it took almost 3 minutes to Tsunoda Roustant to score a first waza-ari with a powerful te-waza technique. A Waza-ari that she could keep until the final gong to win a very first World Judo Tour medal. It might be only the beginning of a promising career.
In the second bronze medal contest, Kelita Zupancic (CAN) was opposed to Miriam Butkereit (GER). But having been disqualified earlier during the competition the German was not present and Kelita Zupancic won the bronze medal.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Great Britain’s record at Olympic Games level over the years has been equally as sketchy. To date they have won only eighteen Olympic medals in Judo since it was added to the Summer games schedule way back in 1964. Neil Adams is still the most successful British judoka after winning silver in the men’s U71 kg category in 1980 in Moscow, Russia, and again in the men’s U78 kg category in 1984 in Los Angeles, USA. Read more
French Marie Eve Gahie was crowned the new world champion after the French ace banished her memories of losing the 2018 final. Gahie defeated the unfancied Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Barbara Timo (POR) in the final after the Portuguese judoka belied her ranking of 29th in the world. Read more
Spanish World champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili lost his second match against Axel Clerget (FRA) by a waza-ari score. The Spaniard failed to sparke in Tokyo and exited early on as a host of big names were shocked in the morning session on day five. Read more
The Minsk 2019 European Games got underway on Friday night with a quirky, joyful Opening Ceremony celebrating with athletes in Minsk’s Dinamo Stadium. The gasps from the 22,246 fans armed with smartphones were never far away as a succession of animals and birds regularly appeared to take to the skies. Read more
France's medal challenge in the women's U70kg competition is headed by Marie-Eve Gahie. However the competition is severe in this weight class. What used to be a European weight class is now a struggle against Japanese dominance at both Olympic and World level. Read more
Deane Silva De Almeida (BRA)