YOUNG RUSSIANS STEP UP TO TAKE CADET WORLD TEAM CROWN

Cadet World Judo Championships - Team, Santiago de Chile 2017
 

The first ever mixed team event at a cadet world championships saw Russia emerge victorious on the fifth and final day of competition in Santiago, Chile. The competing teams comprised four girls (in weights -44kgs, -52kgs, -63kgs and +63kgs) and four boys (in weights -55kgs, -66kgs, -81kgs and +81kgs). There can be little or no question over the title holder’s claim to be the best in the world given that all the major nations in world judo were in attendance. Perhaps only South Korea may be considered as a “major” absentee. But even they would have been hard pressed to halt the Russian team’s march to the podium, or even to be on the podium alongside Japan, Georgia or Brazil.

 

 

A total of 18 teams began the day with the Russian team taking to the tatami in the first round against Argentina. From the very outset the Russian team signaled its dominance and powered its way to an impressive 8-0 win. In round two Russia was again unstoppable, losing only a single contest (7-1) in its match with Kazakhstan. This brought about a quarter final with Mongolia. But again, Russia proved to be in good form and took the match 6-2. In the semi final Russia faced the team of Georgia who was coming off a quarter final win over Japan. But Russia was able to call on stronger performances from the girls in its team and finished comfortable winners by 6-2.

 

 

In the final Russia faced Brazil who had swept aside France 6-2, before demolishing Australia 8-0, crushing Canada 8-0 and storming past Uzbekistan 8-0. The Russians were however, a different proposition altogether. Nevertheless, Brazil began the show nervously when in the -44kg category Laura FERREIRA (BRA) edged past Lillia NUGAEVA (RUS) in golden score where the Russian collected a second shido to make it 1-0 Brazil. Thereafter Russia set about building the winning platform. First in the -55kg category with Arman GAMBARIAN (RUS) who after only 35 seconds threw Aristides JUNIOR (BRA) with left uchi mata for ippon to level the score at 1-1. The third contest in the match (in the -52kg category) saw Nicole FRANZOI (BRA) put up stiff resistance against Natalia ELKINA (RUS). However, with only four seconds remaining in normal time, Elkina was able to secure juji gatame from which Franzoi submitted making the score 2-1 in favour of Russia. Brazil’s job became even tougher when in the -66kg category Pedro MEDEIROS (BRA) was thrown for ippon after only 20 seconds with sumi gaeshi by Karen GALSTIAN (RUS) to make the score 3-1 to Russia.

 

 

Things were looking good at the halfway point for Russia. But there was drama to come as first Daria VASILEVA (RUS) in the -63kg category rushed her efforts to overcome Gabriella MORAES (BRA) and fell into a kesa gatame that Moraes (hampered and suffering from stomach cramps) was happy to accept, making the score 3-2 to Russia. If Vasileva appeared hurried, then Mansur LORSANOV (RUS) in the -81kg category was positively pedestrian and gave his opponent Marcelo GOMES (BRA) far too many opportunities to settle and eventually come up with a score, Gomes catching Lorsanov with tsubame gaeshi for a contest winning waza ari with only 40 seconds left to level the match score at 3-3.

 

 

Daria VLADIMIROVA (RUS) strode out to face Luiza CRUZ (BRA) in the +63kg category with the Brazilian out to see whether she could make it three in a row. A right sided o soto makikomi from Cruz after 30 seconds brought Vladimirova down for waza ari and set the Brazilian fans leaping. Cruz came under pressure as Vladimirova searched for a score. But there was little sign of Cruz getting caught until, with a minute left on the clock, Vladimirova launched a right sided makikomi that brought Cruz down for waza ari and from which Vladimirova immediately secured ushiro kesagatame. Vladimirova’s ippon win gave Russia a 4-3 lead in the match, leaving Brazil with a must win final contest in the +81kg category between Leonardo SANT ANA (BRA) and David BABAYAN (RUS). The two had faced one another a day earlier in the semi final of the individual competition where Babayan had come out on top. Now here in the final of the team competition. Babayan began strongly, throwing Sant Ana after 30 seconds with right uchi mata for waza ari. Thereafter, Sant Ana offered up no threat to the Russian who was perfectly happy to hold on to his lead and take the applause of his team mates as time expired leaving him the winner of the contest and Russia the winners of the match 5-3 and the title of Cadet Team World Champions.

EVENTS


eju.net - 08/14/2017

Cadet World Championships 2017, Santiago - DAY FIVE

ijf.org - 14. Aug 2017
Author: Mark Pickering

Russia win first IJF Mixed Team World Title ahead of Budapest supershow

Russia won the first IJF Mixed Team World title on the final day of the Cadet World Championships 2017 in Santiago, Chile, as a global audience tuned in to take a first look at judo’s new addition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme.

After four days of individual action, 18 nations contested the new format for judo’s long-running team competition which has a rich heritage and a world-class reputation.

Team judo has appeared at the world level from 1994 and the format and it’s stature has evolved and grown to become a key feature at the sport’s annual World Judo Championships.  

Before the world’s top senior judoka take part in the Mixed Team Event for the first time at the 2017 Suzuki World Judo Championships they had an opportunity to watch their country’s fledgling judoka as cadet boys and girls linked up to represent their nation in Santiago with exactly three weeks until their heroes and senior counterparts have their turn in Budapest.

The first Cadet Mixed Team event featured eight judoka in a team (four boys and four girls) in the following weight categories: G -44kg, B -55kg, G -52kg, B -66kg, G -63kg, B -81kg, G +63 and B +81kg. The senior version will have six judoka in a team (three men and three women). 

Russia recorded a famous win and a place in the history books in Santiago as they will go down as judo’s first winners of this combined event.

 

Russia's heayvweights, Daria VLADIMIROVA and David BABAYAN (above), led their team to gold on the last day of the Cadet World Judo Championships 

 

The next IJF event is the crown jewel of the IJF World Judo Tour as Hungary’s capital city of Budapest hosts the seven-day World Judo Championships spectacle for the first time from Monday 28 August – Sunday 3 September. Over 700 judoka and more than 100 countries will compete at the blue ribbon event including double Olympic champion and eight-time world champion Teddy RINER (FRA) and fellow Rio 2016 gold medallists Rafaela SILVA (BRA), Lukas KRPALEK (CZE), Fabio BASILE (ITA), Majlinda KELMENDI (KOS), Khasan KHALMURZAEZ (RUS) and Tina TRSTENJAK (SLO).

MIXED TEAM EVENT

Final
Russia v Brazil 

Russia defeated Brazil 5-3 in a thrilling final to win Mixed Team gold and continue their tradition of excelling in team competitions.

Champions Russia 

Girls -44kg: Russia 0 – 1 Brazil

Laura FERREIRA (BRA) got Brazil off to a winning start after a tight contest against Liliia NUGAEVA (RUS). The contest was locked at a stalemate after four minutes but only 18 seconds of golden score was required as NUGAEVA was penalised with a shido for a false attack.

Boys -55kg: Russia 1 – 1 Brazil

Arman GAMBARIAN (RUS) stopped Brazil from taking command of the match as he earned Russia’s first win by throwing Aristides JUNIOR (BRA) with an uchi-mata for ippon.

Girls -52kg: Russia 2 – 1 Brazil

The impressive Natalia ELKINA (RUS) put Russia ahead for the first time as she worked until the final seconds to defeat Nicole FRANZOI (BRA). With seconds left of regulation time the Russian applied a juji-gatame and FRANZOI, who was oblivious to the danger of her opponent on the ground as she anticipated only golden score, had no choice but so submit.

Boys -66kg: Russia 3 – 1 Brazil

Karen GALSTIAN (RUS) added to his country’s lead by seeing off Pedro MEDEIROS (BRA) with a sumi-gaeshi for ippon as Russia were starting to build momentum.

Girls -63kg: Russia 3 – 2 Brazil

Gabriella MORAES (BRA) reduced Brazil’s arrears by pinning Daria VASILEVA (RUS) for 20 seconds and ippon as she capitalised on a slip by the Russian judoka.

Boys -81kg: Russia 3 – 3 Brazil

Marcelo GOMES (BRA) did all he could to put Brazil right back into contention with a hard-fought victory over Mansur LORSANOV (RUS). A waza-ari score with 40 seconds left was the significant action of the contest as GOMES left the tatami with his head held high and the match even.

Girls +63kg: Russia 4 – 3 Brazil

Daria VLADIMIROVA (RUS) put her team on the verge of glory by besting Luiza CRUZ (BRA) of Rio de Janeiro's famed Instituto Reação. CRUZ led by a waza-ari from a harai-makikomi before VLADIMIROVA used the same technique for the same score and the contest moved into golden score. VLADIMIROVA trapped CRUZ with a ushiro-kesa-gatame before adjusting her position into a yoko-shiho-gatame and there was no escape for the Brazilian.

Boys +81kg: Russia 5 – 3 Brazil

Cadet World silver medallist David BABAYAN (RUS) rounded off an authoritative Russian display with a win against Leonardo SANT’ANA (BRA). BABAYAN sent over his Brazilian adversary with an uchi-mata for a waza-ari and that was how the score stayed as the celebrations started for Russia.  

Team talk from the Russian camp who reigned in Santiago 

In the first semi-final Russia dispatched Georgia with aplomb. Russia raced to a 3-0 lead but Georgia mounted a spirited fightback to find themselves trailing but alive at 4-2 before the former pulled away and completed a 6-2 victory.

In the second semi-final Brazil ruthlessly dismissed Uzbekistan 8-0 but the latter was missing judoka in two of the eight contests and there was little to separate the country’s in a handful of narrow wins for Brazil.

Bronze Medal Match
Japan v Uzbekistan 

The first team bronze medals were won by Japan who inflicted a 8-0 rout on the unfortunate Uzbekistan team. There was a subdued mood among the Japanese team in the warm-up area after they lost their quarter-final to Georgia (4-4, Georgia won on cumulative points) and had to come through the repechage against Mongolia (5-3).

Girls -44kg: Japan 1 – 0 Uzbekistan

KAWABATA Haruka (JPN) was awarded the opening contest without fighting as Uzbekistan did not have a competitor at -44kg.

Boys -55kg: Japan 2 - 0 Uzbekistan

SUMI Hitoyoshi (JPN) defeated Khurshidbek ABDUSAIDOV (UZB) in golden score from a yoko-tomoe-nage which was worth a contest-winning waza-ari in golden score as Japan doubled their advantage.

Girls -52kg: Japan 3 - 0 Uzbekistan

Cadet World bronze medallist WATANABE Aiko (JPN) defeated Nilufar ERMAGANBETOVA (UZB) to extend Japan’s lead to 3-0 after throwing her opponent with an uchi-mata after two minutes of golden score for a waza-ari.

Boys -66kg: Japan 4 -0 Uzbekistan

Cadet World champion KATSURA Ranto (JPN) scored three times with his uchi-mata against Jaykhunbek NAZAROV (UZB) on his way to increasing his country’s lead. After earning two waza-ari scores from his favoured uchi-mata the Japanese teenager went back to same technique and this time NAZAROV could not limit the damage as he went over flat on his back for ippon.

Girls -63kg: Japan 5 – 0 Uzbekistan

KOBAYASHI Mina (JPN) made it 5-0 with a narrow win over Sita KADAMBOEVA (UZB) by a waza-ari score to seal the bronze medals for her team. The unassailable lead gave Japan an early win with three contests still to come as Uzbekistan looked to restore some pride and avoid a whitewash.

Boys -81kg: Japan 6 – 0 Uzbekistan

BANDO Toranosuke (JPN) caught Muzaffarbek TUROBOYEV (UZB) with a ko-uchi-gari after 79 seconds of golden score to make it 6-0.

Girls +63kg: Japan 7 - 0 Uzbekistan

Cadet World bronze medallist YONEKAWA Akiho (JPN) did not have an opponent which put her team on the verge of going unbeaten in the first bronze medal team match.

Boys +81kg: Japan 8 – 0 Uzbekistan

Cadet World silver medallist MORI Kenshin (JPN) defeated Chingizkhon SHOKIROB (UZB) by a waza-ari to seal a rout for the favourites who recovered from their semi-final blip to run riot against Uzbekistan.

Bronze Medal Match
Germany v Georgia

The second set of bronze medals were won by Georgia in a tense and last-gasp 4-3 win over Germany. Neither team had a judoka to field in the -44kg category which meant that this match would have seven contests. Georgia’s boys won all four of their contests and Germany’s girls won their three contests as the respective strength of both country’s was visible.

Boys -55kg: Germany 0 – 1 Georgia

As neither team had a -44kg judoka among their ranks, Luka KAPANADZE (GEO) struck first as he defeated 3rd Kyu green belt Severin EDMEIER (GER) by ippon with a ura-nage.

Girls -52kg: Germany 1 – 1 Georgia

Annika WURFEL (GER) responded immediately by pinning down Ekaterine TATUNASHVILI (GEO) for ippon to bring the match back to level terms.

Boys -66kg: Germany 1 – 2 Georgia

Mikheili BAKHBAKHASHVILI (GEO) restored Georgia’s lead by catching Mateo CUK (GER) for waza-ari after 33 seconds of golden score. BAKHBAKHASHVILI got in close to his opponent and lifted him with a ura-nage for the contest-winning score.

Girls -63kg: Germany 2 – 2 Georgia

Cadet World bronze medallists Annabelle WINZIG (GER) and Mariam TCHANTURIA (GEO) squared off in the fourth contest in the second bronze medal match. TCHANTURIA did well to defend a juji-gatame attempt from WINZIG as the latter clearly favoured working on the ground. However, the German judoka sent TCHANTURIA over for a waza-ari with an off balance tai-otoshi and the match was level again.  

Boys -81kg: Germany 2 – 3 Georgia

Vladimir AKHALKATSI (GEO) gave his team edge as they went in front for the third time after Johann LENZ (GER) was thrown with a ura-nage for ippon.

Girls +63kg: Germany 3 – 3 Georgia

Cadet World silver medallist Hanna ROLLWAGE (GER) submitted Sophio SOMKHISHVILI (GEO) with shime-waza to make it 3-3 as the match went back and forth as Germany’s women and Georgia’s men were inspiring their teams.

Boys +81kg: Germany 3 – 4 Georgia

The bronze medal match went down to the last contest as Cadet World bronze medallist Jonas SCHREIBER (GER) faced Aleksi SVIANIDZE (GEO) in a heavyweight decider. With their legs tied up and the German off balance, SVIANIDZE drove with his right leg and bundled over his opponent for a waza-ari to seal bronze for his team. 

Final Results

1. Russia  
2. Brazil                         
3. Japan                                     
3. Georgia                                                        
5. Uzbekistan                     
5. Germany
7. Mongolia
7. Canada    

Deaflympics 2017, Samsun, RESULTS

eju.net - 14. Aug 2017

Please find hereafter the full results of the Deaflympics 2017 which recently took place in Samsun, Turkey.

30 countries: 151 athletes

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela

 
 
Medal Standings As of THU 20 JUL 2017 at 18:02 After 16 of 17 weight Categories Rank NOC Men Women Total G S B Tot G S B Tot G S B Tot Rank by total 1 RUS - Russia 4 3 7 3 4 1 8 7 7 1 15 1 2 UKR - Ukraine 1 4 5 4 1 3 8 5 1 7 13 2 3 KOR - Korea 2 2 1 5 1 1 2 2 3 2 7 3 4 TUR - Turkey 2 1 1 4 2 2 2 1 3 6 = 4 5 MEX - Mexico 1 1 1 1 = 9 6 MGL - Mongolia 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 4 6 = 4 7 POL - Poland 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 8 ARM - Armenia 1 1 1 1 = 9 8 KAZ - Kazakhstan 1 1 1 1 = 9 10 FRA - France 3 3 3 3 = 6 10 IRI - Iran 3 3 3 3 = 6 12 BRA - Brazil 1 1 1 1 = 9 12 KGZ - Kyrgyzstan 1 1 1 1 = 9 12 NED - Netherlands 1 1 1 1 = 9 12 POR - Portugal 1 1 1 1 = 9 12 VEN - Venezuela 1 1 1 1 = 9 Total: 9 9 17 35 8 8 12 28 17 17 29 63
 
Medallists by Weight Category As of SAT 22 JUL 2017 at 15:05 Event Name Date Medal Name NOC Code After 17 of 17 weight Categories Women +78kg GOLD DROZDOVA Natalia Borisovna RUS SILVER BRZYKCY Natala POL BRONZE KRAVCHENKO Oksana UKR Women -48kg GOLD HUITRON Maria MEX SILVER POZDEEVA Alina RUS BRONZE DOVBYSHCHUK Kseniia UKR Women -52kg THU 20 JUL 2017 GOLD SHOSTAK Anna UKR SILVER OORZHAK Chayana RUS BRONZE GANTUMUR Lkhagvasuren MGL BRONZE MATEUSZCZYK Dominika POL Women -57kg THU 20 JUL 2017 GOLD AVDIEIEVA Kateryna UKR SILVER BAATAR Oyundelgerekh MGL BRONZE TIMASHEVA Liana RUS BRONZE BARRETO RODRIGUEZ Mayerlyn Nereida VEN Women -63kg GOLD SHEPELIUK Kateryna UKR SILVER TRUSHCHENKO Elizaveta RUS BRONZE SANTOS Joana Paulo POR Women -70kg FRI 21 JUL 2017 GOLD CHAMYYAN Jenny RUS SILVER HONG Eunmi KOR BRONZE KESIKTAS Ayse TUR BRONZE POGORELOVA Maryna UKR Women -78kg GOLD ATAEVA Zaira RUS SILVER KORNIICHUK Mariia UKR BRONZE MYAGMARSUREN Chimedlkham MGL Men +100kg FRI 21 JUL 2017 GOLD AKHMETOV Rustem Rashitovich RUS SILVER UYSAL Mehmet TUR BRONZE KANALBEK Ilgiz Uulu KGZ BRONZE SLUSHNYI Anton UKR Men -100kg FRI 21 JUL 2017 GOLD POPOV Konstantin RUS SILVER DAVAANYAM Baasandorj MGL BRONZE SEIDI Mehrdad IRI BRONZE BULUT Samet TUR Men -60kg THU 20 JUL 2017 GOLD ESENBOGA Erkan TUR SILVER GEVORGYAN Robert ARM BRONZE BODAGHI Mehrdad IRI BRONZE HAN Myeongjin KOR Men -66kg THU 20 JUL 2017 GOLD ASKEROV Ruslan Maximovich RUS SILVER KANAPIYANOV Shayakhmet KAZ BRONZE WESTERHOF Albert NED BRONZE MOZYREV Vladyslav UKR Men -73kg THU 20 JUL 2017 GOLD SHERETOV Dmytro UKR SILVER BELYAEV Sergey Yuryevich RUS BRONZE BRASSE Camille FRA BRONZE BADAMSAMBUU Munkh-Orgil MGL Men -81kg FRI 21 JUL 2017 GOLD KIM Minseok KOR SILVER BEDANOKOV Zaur Bayzetovich RUS BRONZE JONARD Cyril FRA BRONZE BAYANMUNKH Navaanjamis MGL Men -90kg FRI 21 JUL 2017 GOLD KADYROV Rinat Gayazovich RUS SILVER YANG Jungmu KOR BRONZE FERNANDES Alexandre Soares BRA BRONZE REPIQUET Arthur FRA Mixed Kata Team GOLD TUR SILVER KOR BRONZE UKR
 
Women Team SAT 22 JUL 2017 GOLD AVDIEIEVA Kateryna UKR DOVBYSHCHUK Kseniia UKR KORNIICHUK Mariia UKR KRAVCHENKO Oksana UKR POGORELOVA Maryna UKR SHEPELIUK Kateryna UKR SHOSTAK Anna UKR SILVER CHAMYYAN Jenny RUS DROZDOVA Natalia Borisovna RUS KUZNETSOVA Zhanna RUS OORZHAK Chayana RUS SLEPYSHEVA Mila RUS SVINCOVA Elena RUS TANASHEVA Inna RUS TIMASHEVA Liana RUS TKACHENKO Anna RUS TRUSHCHENKO Elizaveta RUS BRONZE CHOI Sun Hee KOR HONG Eunmi KOR LEE Jin Hee KOR BRONZE ALTIN Dilek TUR AYDIN Munife TUR ERCIN Ipek TUR EREL Didem TUR KESIKTAS Ayse TUR OZBEY Zehra TUR YAVUZ Serpil TUR
 
 
Men Team SAT 22 JUL 2017 GOLD BYEON Jinsub KOR HWANG Hyeon KOR KIM Minseok KOR YANG Jungmu KOR SILVER ASKEROV Ruslan Maximovich RUS BEDANOKOV Zaur Bayzetovich RUS BELYAEV Sergey Yuryevich RUS BERK Rostislav RUS GADZHIEV Gadzhi Elyshadogly RUS KADYROV Rinat Gayazovich RUS MAGOMEDILAEV Murad Sapigajievich RUS MURTAZALIEV Kurban Arsenovich RUS POPOV Konstantin RUS SIDOROV Mikhail RUS BRONZE ALLAHKARIMI Hossein IRI ASIABI SHAFIEI Mohammad IRI DEHGHAN GHOURDARBAND Ali IRI RASTEGAR Masoud IRI SALAHSHOUR GOL KHANI Ali IRI SEFIDI Masood IRI SEIDI Mehrdad IRI BRONZE BRYZHAK Alim UKR MAKLAKOV Volodymyr UKR MOZYREV Vladyslav UKR NEKHAIEV Yevhen UKR NETIAHA Luka UKR PENZII Andrii UKR SHERETOV Dmytro UKR SLUSHNYI Anton UKR
 

Cadet World Championships 2017, Santiago - DAY FOUR

ijf.org - 13. Aug 2017
 
Author: Mark Pickering

Gold medals shared around as Japan finish top of the pile

The fourth and final day of individual action at the Cadet World Championships 2017 followed the previous days as the gold medals were shared around with the judo heroes of the future illustrating to the world the competitiveness and excitement of the sport at the premier competition for u18 judoka.  

The competition is one of the most appealing showcases in judo as unknown teenagers show their extraordinary talent to the world and become overnight sensations. Seeing athletes at the start of their international careers is a stirring feeling as you see them grow with this experience and settle into life on the international circuit.

Coloured belts and pipedreams are par for the course, as the stars of tomorrow get to grips with the invasion of their anonymity, as the winning judoka are earmarked as starlets and ones to watch on the journey towards the freshly awarded Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.  

Then. Now. Forever

IJF A referee and 1996 Atlanta Olympic champion CHO Min-Sun (left) joins her long-time teammate and IJF Hall of Famer KI-YOUNG Jeon (right) for a photo with South Korea's +90kg winner KIM Minjong (centre)

The competition experience and its various and copious demands will all feel routine in the future and the most avid of judo aficionados will recall with glee the initial foray of these young judoka as they go on to wear their country’s judogi with pride at the sport’s top competitions and compete for its greatest prizes.  

Day four saw exactly 90 judoka compete across the girls’ -70kg and +70kg categories and the boys’ -90kg and +90kg categories as the heavyweights showed guile as well as grit with a rich repertoire of techniques on show in addition to some truly heavyweight ippons.

There is a lot to look forward to in the coming years in the heavyweight scene and many of Saturday’s judoka will return to action on Sunday for the first mixed team event at an IJF competition.

Mr. Armen BAGDASAROV, IJF Sports Director, said: “The mixed team event on Sunday is a historic occasion for our sport as it is the first ever mixed team event at an IJF competition.

“The mixed team event was approved by the IOC for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and this new and exciting format will be used at all future editions of the World Championships including later this month in Budapest.”

Mixed Team Draw for the Cadet World Championships 2017 

Japan finished top of the individual medal table with three gold, two silver and seven bronze medals ahead of Germany and Russia. Gold medals were won by 11 countries with 26 countries medalling in an example of judo’s diversity which was lauded by IJF Head Sports Director Mr. Vladimir BARTA.

“We have all enjoyed a fantastic competition this week with a very high level of judo and a wide distribution of medals,” said Mr. BARTA.

“Each competition day had its own fascinating stories and we will all take away some great memories and introductions to a new crop of judoka. The behaviour of the athletes was impeccable and, thanks to judo’s moral code which they have grown up with, they are all well on their way to becoming role models in their dojo, in their national team and in their countries.

“Now we are all set to conclude this year’s event with the first mixed team event and everyone is excited for this. Team judo is highly-exciting and with this new format Sunday’s event will be something special. We have 18 teams competing which is a very good number. I have to thank all teams for their initiative and receptiveness to the mixed team format and I wish everyone success for the last day in Santiago, Chile.” 

GIRLS

-70kg: GALANDI rushes to German gold                                   

Cadet European Championships winner Marlene GALANDI (GER) won the first final on day four as she rushed past Millena SILVA (BRA) in just 24 seconds. SILVA, 17, the younger sister of Rio 2016 Olympian Mariana SILVA, had no time to get into the contest as the sister of German senior international Philipp GALANDI won the battle of the 1st Kyu brown belts by ippon with a deep seoi-nage.

In the first semi-final two-time Cadet European Cup medallist Kim HOOI (NED) lost out to SILVA by a waza-ari score in a high-quality contest. The Brazilian, whose coach was just as animated as her, fought back the tears after the realisation that she had qualified for the gold medal contest. In the second semi-final GALANDI defeated Cadet European Championships silver medallist Morgane FEREOL (FRA) in a rematch of the continental final. A waza-ari was the difference as the German underlined her superiority to her French rival on the international stage. 

The first bronze medal was won by MATSUMOTO Rizu (JPN) who, having won her previous contest with a majestic uchi-mata to qualify for the medal contest, threw her French opponent FEREOL with a harai-goshi for a waza-ari score which was the difference after four minutes. 

The second bronze medal was claimed by 16-year-old Raffaela IGL (GER) against HOOI of the Netherlands. The Dutchwoman received a decisive shido in golden score to hand the contest and bronze medal to the German 2nd kyu blue belt.                                              

Final
GALANDI, Marlene (GER) vs SILVA, Millena (BRA)                      

Bronze Medal Fights
FEREOL, Morgane (FRA) vs MATSUMOTO, Rizu (JPN)         
HOOI, Kim (NED) vs IGL, Raffaela (GER)                

Final Results

1. GALANDI, Marlene (GER)                        
2. SILVA, Millena (BRA)                                                 
3. MATSUMOTO, Rizu (JPN)                                              
3. IGL, Raffaela (GER)                                
5. FEREOL, Morgane (FRA)                              
5. HOOI, Kim (NED)                            
7. JELASSI, Safa (TUN)
7. ROSA, Eduarda (BRA)                          

+70kg: Croatia’s VUKOVIC crowned world champion with one eye on Junior Worlds
Five-time Cadet European Cup winner Helena VUKOVIC (CRO) missed out on silverware at the Cadet European Championships and the European Youth Olympic Festival recently but saved her best performance for the world stage as she took victory in the +70kg category. EYOF and Cadet European Championships winner Sophio SOMKHISHVILI (GEO) was stopped just short of winning Georgia’s first women’s world judo title as her Croatian opponent threw with a right-sided uchi-mata for a gold medal-winning after 83 seconds of golden score. VUKOVIC may have done enough to earn a place at the Junior World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, in October. 

In the first semi-final SOMKHISHVILI surpassed Junior African Championships silver medallist Fatma ABIDI (TUN) as the latter picked up three shidos due to her inferior workrate and was disqualified. In the second semi-final VUKOVIC defeated 17-year-old Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Hanna ROLLWAGE (GER) with a textbook uchi-mata.

The first bronze medal was claimed by 17-year-old Cadet Pan American Championships winner Luiza CRUZ (BRA) who momentarily dented Germany’s medal trail by beating ROLLWAGE by ippon. CRUZ comes from Brazilan legend Flavio CANTO'S famed Institute in Rio for deprived children which also produced Rio 2016 Olympic champion Rafaela SILVA (BRA).  

The second bronze medal contest was won by one-time Cadet European Cup winner YONEKAWA Akiho who outworked ABIDI. Three shidos for passivity against the Tunisian judoka settled the medal contest as Japan added more honours to their plentiful medal collection.  

Final

VUKOVIC, Helena (CRO) vs SOMKHISHVILI, Sophio (GEO)

Bronze Medal Fights
ROLLWAGE, Hanna (GER) vs CRUZ, Luiza (BRA)
ABIDI, Fatma (TUN) vs YONEKAWA, Akiho (JPN)              

Final Results

1. VUKOVIC, Helena (CRO)                              
2. SOMKHISHVILI, Sophio (GEO)                                                 
3. CRUZ, Luiza (BRA)
3. YONEKAWA, Akiho (JPN)                                                   
5. ROLLWAGE, Hanna (GER)
5. ABIDI, Fatma (TUN)                                               
7. KAMPS, Marit (NED)  
7. LIN, Yu-Jing (TPE)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

BOYS

-90kg: Romania’s SERBAN takes his golden opportunity from Japanese hope

European Youth Olympic Festival bronze medallist Eduard SERBAN (ROU) won Romania’s first medal of the competition and not only was it gold but it was also won against a Japanese judoka in the final. SERBAN and 15-year-old MORI Kenshin (JPN) were scoreless after four minutes and golden score was required to determine a winner and a loser. MORI, who was one of the youngest judoka in the competition, launched an untidy attack and was caught off balance as SERBAN employed pure te-waza to throw his rival for ippon. The Romanian shocked his opponent by taking advantage of a rare mistake from a Japanese fighter and he was opportunistic enough to take it just seven seconds into added time.

MORI bowed not only to his opponent but also to his coach in a classy gesture to show his dissatisfaction and sorrow for his error as he showed the world the etiquette and manner in which to accept a defeat.

SERBAN celebrates with his coach 

In the first semi-final MORI saw off 17-year-old two-time Cadet European Cup winner Emils GERKENS (LAT) by a waza-ari score for a place in the final. In the second semi-final Cadet Pan American Championships winner Benjamin KENDRICK (CAN) lost out to SERBAN in golden score after receiving his third shido.

The first bronze medal was clinched by KENDRICK after Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Valeriy ENDOVITSKIY (RUS) was reprimanded with a shido for the third and final time for passivity.

The second bronze medal was won by 17-year-old three-time Cadet European Cup medallist Said GADZHIEV (RUS) who bested GERKENS by a waza-ari for the remaining spot on the -90kg medal podium. 

Final
SERBAN, Eduard (ROU) vs MORI, Kenshin (JPN)                           

Bronze Medal Fights
KENDRICK, Benjamin (CAN) vs ENDOVITSKIY, Valeriy (RUS)   
GERKENS, Emils (LAT) vs GADZHIEV, Said (RUS)   

Final Results

1. SERBAN, Eduard (ROU)                                  
2. MORI, Kenshin (JPN)                            
3. KENDRICK, Benjamin (CAN)                                                       
3. GADZHIEV, Said (RUS)       
5. ENDOVITSKIY, Valeriy (RUS)        
5. GERKENS, Emils (LAT)                                                      
7. VELKOV, Vadim (UKR)   
7. BERGAMELLI, Enrico (ITA)                                                                                   

+90kg: Skilful South Korean KIM Minjong is peerless in Santiago 

Junior Asian Championships winner KIM Minjong (KOR) brought the 20-contest winning streak of David BABAYAN (RUS) to an abrupt end in Chile. KIM, who is undefeated in high school competitions at home over the last two years, is a dynamic heavyweight while BABAYAN also has a degree of athleticism which gave the heavyweight final all the ingredients to produce an explosive contest. KIM attacked with a modified kata-guruma and moments later his yoko-tomoe-nage as his Russian opponent was on the back foot. With six seconds left on the clock BABAYAN initiated an illegal bear hug from which KIM was still able to throw with an uchi-mata for a waza-ari. However, the score was cancelled and instead a third shido was correctly given to the Russian which resulted in hansoku-make for a third indiscretion.   

In the first semi-final BABAYAN held down 16-year-old one-time Cadet European Cup winner Leonardo SANT’ANA (BRA) for 20 seconds and ippon to move into the final. In the second semi-final Worlds debutant Jonas SCHREIBER (GER) was thrown by KIM via a seoi-nage for ippon.

The first bronze medal was won by SCHREIBER who overpowered Cadet African Championships winner Zouhair ESSERYRY (MAR) on the ground with osaekomi-waza in the form of a mune-gatame hold for 20 seconds and ippon.     

The second bronze medal was captured by Omer AYDIN (TUR) with a true heavyweight ippon from a seoi-otoshi as he launched SANT’ANA for ippon with 13 seconds left on the clock.                                                                                                          
Final
KIM, Minjong (KOR) vs BABAYAN, David (RUS)                                                                                    

Bronze Medal Fights
SCHREIBER, Jonas (GER) vs ESSERYRY, Zouhair (MAR)                    
SANT’ANA, Leonardo (BRA) vs AYDIN, Omer (TUR)           

Final Results

1. KIM, Minjong (KOR)  
2. BABAYAN, David (RUS)                              
3. SCHREIBER, Jonas (GER)      
3. AYDIN, Omer (TUR)                                                      
5. ESSERYRY, Zouhair (MAR)                      
5. SANT’ANA, Leonardo (BRA)  
7. SVIANIDZE, Aleksi (GEO)          
7. TCHELIDZE, Levan (GEO)                                                                                                                                                

COMPETITION PROGRAMME

Sunday 13 August - Mixed Team Competition
11:00 Preliminaries 
16:00 Final block 

Location: Santiago National Stadium        

Cadet World Championships 2017, Santiago - DAY THREE

ijf.org - 12. Aug 2017
 
Author: Mark Pickering

History for Moldova as four different countries win gold for the third day in a row

The Cadet World Championships produced a breathless third day as Moldova, Japan, South Korea and Georgia won world gold in Santiago, Chile.

The third day of competition at the first Cadet World Championships in South America featured 121 judoka across four weight categories with the girls’ -57kg and -63kg categories and boys’ -73kg and -81kg categories all gripping the crowd on a dramatic and emotional day.

Day three of the Cadet World Championships 2017 in Chile 

Moldova inaugurated their first world judo champion as Eugen MATVEICIUC (MDA) won the -81kg title in front of their 1999 senior world silver medallist and Moldova Judo Federation Vice President Mr. Victor FLORESCU.

"We are delighted with the result and the performance of Eugen, it is a very special day in the history of judo in Moldova," said FLORESCU. 

"I hope we can go on to achieve similar results in all age groups in the coming years but it is a long process and a lot of work needs to be done."

Heading into the final day of individual action, which will introduce the finest young heavyweights on the planet, Japan remain top of the medal table with three gold, one silver and five bronze medals ahead of Russia who have earned two gold and two bronze medals. Nine different countries have already won gold in Santiago.

-57kg silver medallist Natalia KROPSKA (left) of Poland and bronze medallist NAKAYA Haruka of Japan had an incredible 15-minute semi-final

Day four is expected to deliver explosive action in the boys’ -90kg and +90kg categories and the girls’ -70kg and +70kg categories before Sunday’s intriguing mixed team competition.  

GIRLS

-57kg: South Korea joins the growing collection of winners in Chile  

Tyumen Cadet Cup winner KIM Juhee (KOR) ended South Korea’s wait for a medal in Santiago with a convincing victory on Friday. KIM, who did not concede a single score in five contests, held down 17-year-old EYOF bronze medallist Natalia KROPSKA (POL) in the -57kg final with a tate-shiho-gatame. The Polish judoka was physically spent from her titanic battle in the semi-finals while KIM had energy to spare after negotiating her own place in the final in regulation time. KIM received her gold medal from IJF Hall of Famer KI-YOUNG Jeon and both judoka put their hands on their hearts as the national anthem of South Korea was played for the first time at the Santiago National Stadium.

In the first semi-final KROPSKA defeated 17-year-old former Berlin Cadet European Cup bronze medallist NAKAYA Haruka (JPN) after one of the most remarkable and longest contests in IJF history. After going the distance there was nothing to separate the gold medal hopefuls and their opening four minutes would prove to be just a warm-up. KROPSKA was feeling the full effects of a long day in regulation time as both judoka wore themselves out ahead of subsequent medal contests. As the clock ticked by in golden score the crowd became more and more involved.

Seconds, then minutes went by, as both judoka summoned every ounce of energy from their shell-shocked bodies and while they tired their minds and will to win kept them moving. All the teams of judoka and coaches and spectators were out of their seats in appreciation for the efforts of the two 17-year-old’s and their applause was the reward they deserved for their commitment. The applause grew louder and louder as the contest passed the 10 minute mark in golden score alone and it was the Polish judoka who ended a compelling contest - that everybody present in Santiago will remember – with a waza-ari score. The final time of the contest was 14 minutes and 56 seconds and the fighting spirit of both was as memorable as it was appreciated by all those fortunate enough to witness the greatest contest of two judoka honestly and earnestly going about their craft on the biggest stage of their careers. 

In the second semi-final 15-year-old Thayane LEMOS (BRA) fell to KIM by a waza-ari score from a seoi-nage to guarantee her team their first medal of the competition.

The first bronze medal was won by 16-year-old Cadet European Championships silver medallist Giovanna FUSCO (ITA) who saw off LEMOS by ippon in golden score.  

The second bronze medal was won by NAKAYA who somehow found a way past EYOF silver medallist Marica PERISIC (SRB). NAKAYA, who was still recovering from her unforgettable semi-final, again went into golden score but grinded out a medal with a drop seoi-nage for a waza-ari after three minutes of added time.                                    

Final

KROPSKA, Natalia (POL) vs KIM, Juhee (KOR)                        

Bronze Medal Fights
LEMOS, Thayane (BRA) vs FUSCO, Giovanna (ITA)        
NAKAYA, Haruka (JPN) vs PERISIC, Marica (SRB)      

Final Results

1. KIM, Juhee (KOR)                                           
2. KROPSKA, Natalia (POL)                             
3. FUSCO, Giovanna (ITA)                                            
3. NAKAYA, Haruka (JPN)                                                         
5. LEMOS, Thayane (BRA)          
5. PERISIC, Marica (SRB)                                  
7. CVJETKO, Lara (CRO)
7. AFYONLU, Habibe (TUR)                           

-63kg:  YUKI bolsters Japan’s control of the medal table  

Japan’s third gold medal in Chile came courtesy of 17-year-old YUKI Ayano (JPN) who edged past Cadet Pan American Championships winner Gabriella MORAES (BRA) in golden score. The Brazilian was second best during regulation time but had done enough to force golden score by not conceding a score. A shido for a false attack saw MORAES – who appeared to be troubled by an existing injury – take silver as YUKI could look forward to climbing to the top of the podium.

In the first semi-final YUKI bested 16-year-old Cadet European Championships silver medallist Annabelle WINZIG (GER) by a waza-ari score. In the second semi-final MORAES had a waza-ari advantage when her opponent 16-year-old KIM Su Yon (PRK) had to withdraw due to injury.

The first bronze medal was claimed by Mariam TCHANTURIA (GEO) as KIM could not compete due to injury. TCHANTURIA, who won her previous contest with a sensational ura-nage, showed that the Georgian team are making good on their promise to bring the women's ranks up to the level of their revered men's team.      

The second bronze medal was won by WINZIG who conquered Meriem KHILIFI (TUN) by ippon for the final place on the -63kg medal podium.                                

Final
YUKI, Ayano (JPN) vs MORAES, Gabriella (BRA)                             
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Bronze Medal Fights
KIM, Su Yon (PRK) vs TCHANTURIA, Mariam (GEO)                           
WINZIG, Annabelle (GER) vs KHILIFI, Meriem (TUN)    

Final Results

1. YUKI, Ayano (JPN)                            
2. MORAES, Gabriella (BRA)                                                     
3. TCHANTURIA, Mariam (GEO)                                                                              
3. WINZIG, Annabelle (GER)      
5. KIM, Su Yon (PRK)                            
5. KHILIFI, Meriem (TUN)                       
7. MERA, Cindy (COL)
7. YUAN, Pei Chun (TPE)                                                                                                                                     

BOYS

-73kg: Georgia’s golden boy BEKAURI converts continental title into world supremacy 

Cadet European Championships gold medallist Lasha BEKAURI (GEO) won his fourth competition in a row and the most important title of his career with a flurry of ippons. Tbilisi-based BEKAURI erased the hopes of former Cadet Asian Championships bronze medallist NAKAHASHI Daiki (JPN) in the final by ippon as the latter tried to manoeuvre to get behind his opponent and the Georgian anticipated it and countered for the maximum score.

In the first semi-final BEKAURI lifted up Teplice Cadet European Cup winner Adam STODOLSKI (POL) with a huge ura-nage for ippon. In the second semi-final unknown Ayman ELHOUSSAINI (MAR) was thrown by NAKAHASHI via his sublime uchi-mata after 27 seconds.  

The first bronze medal was clinched by Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Armen AGAIAN (RUS) against ELHOUSSAINI as the Russian ended the contest with its only score in the form of a waza-ari from a koshi-guruma.

The second bronze medal was won by EYOF winner Muhammed KOC (TUR) who defeated STODOLSKI after two minutes of golden score with a ko-uchi-gake for a medal-winning waza-ari.            

Final

NAKAHASHI, Daiki (JPN) vs BEKAURI, Lasha (GEO)  

Bronze Medal Fights
ELHOUSSAINI, Ayman (MAR) vs AGAIAN, Armen (RUS)                            
STODOLSKI, Adam (POL) vs KOC, Muhammed (TUR)    

Final Results

1. BEKAURI, Lasha (GEO)     
2. NAKAHASHI, Daiki (JPN)  
3. AGAIAN, Armen (RUS)                             
3. KOC, Muhammed (TUR)                
5. ELHOUSSAINI, Ayman (MAR)
5. STODOLSKI, Adam (POL)  
7. NIKOLIC, Uros (AUS)  
7. SHERIFOVSKI, Edi (MKD)                                                                                   

-81kg: Momentous day for Moldova as MATVEICIUC breaks new ground 
EYOF and Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Eugen MATVEICIUC (MDA) won the heaviest weight category on day three in the most successful day in the history of Moldovan judo. MATVEICIUC, who cites French heavyweight king Teddy RINER as one of his inspirations, had form coming into this competition and Moldova’s leading young gun did not disappoint as he completed his dream day by beating Cadet Pan American Championships winner Agustin GIL (ARG) in the -81kg final in golden score by a shido.

This landmark result for Moldova could just be a taster of what’s to come as the Moldova Judo Federation signed an agreement with the IJF in February during the Paris Grand Slam to become part of the IJF Judo for Schools programme that is now running in over 40 countries.

In the first semi-final Cadet Asian Championships winner MADZHIDOV Dzhakhongir (TJK) could not match MATVEICIUC who floored his opponent in golden score with a ouchi-gari for a match-winning waza-ari. In the second semi-final GIL defeated EYOF and Cadet European Championships silver medallist TOTH Benedek (HUN) in golden score. With the scores tied at a waza-ari apiece after four minutes, additional time was required and after two further minutes it was GIL who came out victorious with a uchi-mata for a waza-ari score.

The first bronze medal was won by TOTH over 17-year-old Cadet Asian Championships bronze medallist Muzaffarbek TUROBOYEV (UZB). In a disjointed contest, as the their styles did not blend well together, the Uzbek launched a weak attack after two minutes of golden score and TOTH had just enough control and momentum to claim the waza-ari.

The second bronze medal was claimed by Serikbolsyn SHYNTAS (KAZ) who pinned down MADZHIDOV for 20 seconds from the comfort of being a waza-ari to the good from the opening minute.                                   

Final
GIL, Agustin (ARG) vs MATVEICIUC, Eugen (MDA)                                                                                       

Bronze Medal Fights
TOTH, Benedek (HUN) vs TUROBOYEV, Muzaffarbek (UZB)                    
MADZHIDOV, Dzhakhongir (TJK) vs SHYNTAS, Serikbolsyn (KAZ)   

Final Results

1. MATVEICIUC, Eugen (MDA)                                                      
2. GIL, Agustin (ARG)                            
3. TOTH, Benedek (HUN)                     
3. SHYNTAS, Serikbolsyn (KAZ)                             
5. TUROBOYEV, Muzaffarbek (UZB)                                      
5. MADZHIDOV, Dzhakhongir (TJK)   
7. KHATELISHVILI, Luka (CAN)           
7. HSU, Chien-An (TPE)                                                                                                                                                        

COMPETITION PROGRAMME

Saturday 12 August 
11:00 Preliminaries on three mats
16:00 Final block on two mats

Girls: -70kg, +70kg
Boys: -90kg, +90kg

Sunday 13 August - Mixed Team Competition
11:00 Preliminaries on two
16:00 Final block on two mats

Location: Santiago National Stadium 

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