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World Champion Sagi Muki aims to Paris gold

4 Feb 2020 08:10

 Mark Pickering - IJF    JudoHeroes
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Israel’s man of the moment Sagi Muki has graced every spot on the podium in Paris except the top spot. The owner of the U81kg red backpatch will start as the favourite in Paris in a category which is teeming with world-class judoka.

World number one Muki took silver last year and claimed bronze in 2015 and 2016 but has Grand Slam pedigree having won titles in Azerbaijan, the U.A.E and Russia.

Muki, who took silver at the Masters in a reverse of the Worlds final against Matthias Casse (BEL), will be severely tested with a line-up akin to a World Championships.

The participation of former world silver medallist Fujiwara Sotaro (JPN), Masters bronze medallist Vedat Albayrak (TUR), former Paris winner Frank de Wit (NED), three-time world medallist Antoine Valois-Fortier (CAN) and former world champion Wieczerzak Alexander Wieczerzak (GER) gives you an idea of the quality that will be present in an extraordinary U81kg category which always delivers.

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