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Hifumi Abe captures his second world title in style

21 Sep 2018 16:25

What a story for judo with brother and sister Abe showcasing marvelous and innovating judo. Both champions finished their match by uchimata, a unique happening in judo. Hifumi Abe claimed the world title U66kg defeating the dark horse of today Yerlan Serikzhanov of Kazakhstan. Read more

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Uta Abe makes miracles come true with World title

21 Sep 2018 15:50

Uta Abe has become the new World Champion. Like yesterday another rookie judoka taking the World title. Just 18 she is and she defeated, like on the opening day, the current World Champion. Uta Abe defeated Ai Shishime in an all Japan final in the golden score. Abe is the third youngest ever World Champion after Daria Bilodid and Ryoko Tani. Read more

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Hifumi Abe faces An Baul in semi final

21 Sep 2018 13:00

Two out of the four top seeds in the men’s U66kg category in Baku's World Championships were able to overcome tricky contests in the pool stage to secure semi-final spots. A clash is coming up with An vs Abe. But in the morning session there was lots a great action. Read more

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Uta Abe and Ai Shishime on track for Japanese final

21 Sep 2018 12:55

No huge surprises at the second day’s preliminaries as three out of four of the top U52kg seeds were able to progress into the semi-finals. The World Championships in Baku continue with a class that has developed over the last years. Read more

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Daily Preview day 2 D-Day for Abe and Abe

20 Sep 2018 22:30

Many fans look forward to the second day of the World Championships in Baku. With Hifumi Abe in action, fans see one of their ultimate idols on the tatami. Great aspect is that also his sister Uta Abe will go for the unique sibling world title event. Both Uta as Hifumi have serious chances. Uta is World Junior Champion, Hifumi can prolong his title. Read more

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Preview U66kg: Hifumi Abe poised to win gold, Israel has two chances

20 Sep 2018 22:10

The U66kg division is a huge one with many players in each pool. With 75 judoka the field is amazing. Only Paris 2011 had more (artificial) participants. It’s a quality field with the top players. But the absolute eyecatcher is Hifumi Abe of Japan. Read more

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Preview U52kg: Japanese women Abe and Shishime dominate

20 Sep 2018 22:00

Even without Majlinda Kelmendi the U52kg category is very interesting. Before the Kelmendi era, this division was actually quite boring, but over the last decade the level increased and the competition is tremendous. Read more

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