News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Kaori Matsumoto takes the world title U57kg for Japan

26 Aug 2015 14:15

   Roland Ferenci
FF9A4671Oberwart2015 Matsumoto Kaori

The world title in the women’s U57kg category is for Kaori Matsumoto. She regains her title of 2010. The Japanese Olympic champion lost last year in the first round but completely renewed herself last year and via six victories she won the gold medal. The final was a repetition of the 2012 Olympic final in London. Corina Caprioriu of Romania was the opponent again. The Romanian moved up one place compared to her best World Cup result in 2011 where she won bronze. On the other hand, Romania is still waiting for its first World title. Yesterday Andreea Chitu won silver as well for Romania U52kg.

Matsumoto won her second world title, in 2009 she finished fifth, in 2010 she won, in 2011 she won bronze and in 2012 the Olympic title. In this new qualification for Rio, this world title makes the difference. The key moment was the qualification for this championship at the All Japan Championships in April.

Today’s key was the final against Caprioriu who was steaming to take over the world title and become legendary as first Romanian World Champion. Still it’s a tremendous result for the Romanian women’s team coached by Florin Bercean. But in the final Caprioriu couldn’t prevent Matsumoto to score waza-ari after 90 seconds in the match with a footsweep.

Again a great success for Japan being spoiled anyway today with an all Japan final in the men’s U73kg class.

The bronze was for French Automne Pavia. She defeated Marti Malloy of the USA in the golden score in a tough fight. Pavia really showed herself in this fight while today wasn’t easy anyway. The quarter final against vice world champion Telma Monteiro was a battle but Pavia took Monteiro down for the fourth time in 6 bouts.

The second bronze was for Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia who was in fact equal to Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard of Canada but the referee awarded a lethal penalty in the golden score giving Dorjsuren the bronze, the fourth World medal in the history of Mongolian women’s judo.

The podium was almost similar to the 2012 Olympic Games with bronze for Sumiya as exception.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Kaori Matsumoto (JPN) - Grand Prix Düsseldorf (2014, GER) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Kaori Matsumoto (JPN), Corina Caprioriu (ROU), Automne Pavia (FRA), Marti Malloy (USA) - Olympic Games London (2012, GBR) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Corina Caprioriu (ROU) - Grand Slam Baku (2015, AZE) - © IJF Media Team, IJF

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

2018_jh_budapest_gp_hedvig_karakas

Tough pool for Deguchi with Rafaela Silva and Corina Stefan

9 Aug 2018 20:30

Christa Deguchi of Canada is the only judoka in the sport who has won gold at the two opening events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification phase. Japan-based Deguchi, 22, has won five gold medals from five outings this year. Paris Grand Slam winner won the Hohhot Grand Prix and Zagreb Grand Prix, both first two events of the qualification. Read more

20160808_Rio2016_IJF_57_SILVA, Rafaela (BRA) (6)

Rafaela Silva grabs first Olympic gold medal for Brazil

9 Aug 2016 00:05

Rafaela Silva is not new, she was World Champion 2013 in Rio, but today he was reborn. Rafaela Silva ironed most of the pain the Brazilian judo team had suffered so far this week. Silva gave the team the ultimate inspiration to proceed the medal hunger because judo it the frontrunner of Brazilian sport. Not for nothing Judo delivered the host nation the first Olympic gold of the Games so far. Read more

20160808_Semi_Matsumoto - Dorjsuren

Matsumoto in the semis against world number one Sumiya Dorjsuren

8 Aug 2016 18:10

Kaori Matsumoto is still in the race to be the first to prolong her Olympic title in 2016. The Japanese had to give everything what she had in a thrilling quarter final against French Automne Pavia. A match with more than 3 minutes in the golden score where it was Matsumoto who gave her last breath to a wazari score and won the match afterall, despite all the danger from the tall Pavia. Pavia was against sent to the repechage, just like in 2012 when the two fought as well, then in the semi final. Also at the Last World Championships in Astana it was Matsumoto to proceed to the final. Read more

57

Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview women U57kg

8 Aug 2016 09:30

The U57kg category is an amazing event with many outsiders for the medals. Matsumoto has proved to be strong as the current Olympic and World title holder, but has many enemies for gold, some of who are even her friends. On a day full of emotions, the one who stays cool may be the next Olympic champion on 8 August. Read more

20141127_Jeju_PAVIA, Automne (FRA) - RECEVEAUX, Helene (FRA)5

Kazan Judo Preview U57kg: French battle Receveaux vs Pavia revisited

20 Apr 2016 12:40

The next European Champion of the weight division for women U57kg should be from France. Both Automne Pavia and Helene Receveaux are chasing one Olympic spot. Where Pavia seemed safe, Receveaux smelled blood and in a direct head2head it was Receveaux who struck in the last second. Although the decision is likely not about their own encounters, it is Receveaux who’s ranked best. Both could meet in the semi final Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
2Paris9 Feb
1Tel Aviv24 Jan
7The Hague2018
1Abu Dhabi2018
3Budapest2018
Result City Date
3Paris9 Feb
1Budapest2018
5Abu Dhabi2018
1Baku2018
2Jakarta2018

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description