The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Mark Pickering – IJF
IJF Gabriela Sabau / International Judo Federation
Fanny Estelle Posvite of France won her first IJF gold medal after having a day to remember in Hohhot which culminated with an impressive win over Baku Grand Slam silver medallist Anna Maria Wagner (GER). Two-time Grand Prix winner Wagner was looking to achieve a hat-trick of titles at this level. She celebrates her 27th birthday on Monday.
Wagner finished second best after France’s former U70kg judoka and Former world bronze medallist stamped her name on her new division with an o-soto-makikomi after 29 seconds of golden score. Posvite switched weights in March and has a deep domestic division to deal with in France but could be set for a late challenge for a Tokyo 2020 berth.
In the first semi-final Wagner prevailed after former world champion and double Olympic medallist Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA) was disqualified after receiving three shidos. In the second semi-final Posvite defeated Cancun Grand Prix winner Takayama Rika (JPN) by ippon to move into the gold medal contest.
The first bronze medal contest was won by former Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Ma Zhenzhao (CHN) after a below-par Takayama was dismissed for picking up three shidos.
The second bronze medal was won by former world bronze medallist Kaliema Antomarchi (CUB) after Tcheumeo was disqualified for picking up three shidos with the third and final indiscretion coming in golden score.
Hope you enjoy it
Forward the post if you like it
Related Judo News
7 Apr 2019 18:10
Germany’s Anna-Maria Wagner has matured into being a world-class performer this year with two Grand Prix victories form as many outings in 2019. Marrakech Grand Prix winner Wagner defeated former world bronze medallist Kaliema Antomarchi (CUB) in the U78kg final of the Grand Prix in Antalya by two scores and will now move into the world’s top 10 on the IJF World Ranking List for the first time in her career. Read more
31 Mar 2019 17:05
Kosovo’s Loriana Kuka gave her country their second gold medal from their two-strong team in Tbilisi. Kuka, who only made her Grand Prix debut a year ago, followed in the footsteps of her teammate Nora Gjakova (KOS) who won U57kg gold on day one. The world number 16 scored twice against former world bronze medallist Kaliema Antomarchi (CUB) who will have to fight again in order to win her first IJF title. Read more
25 Nov 2018 13:55
Sato Ruika won her fifth Grand Slam gold medal and registered a crucial victory in the race for Tokyo 2020. Asian Games winner Sato defeated teammate and Budapest Grand Prix winner Umeki Mami (JPN) in the U78kg final with a hold down to propel her forward and make sure that she will earn selections for the biggest events on the tour next year. Read more
15 Oct 2018 09:40
Takayama Rika of Japan defeated double Olympic bronze medallist Mayra Aguiar (BRA) to win her second Grand Prix title. World number 18 and Two-time Grand Slam winner Takayama, who won the 2016 Qingdao Grand Prix, is behind judoka such as world champion Hamada Shori (JPN), former world champion Umeki Mami (JPN) and Asian Games winner Sato Ruika (JPN) who is undefeated this year. Read more
24 Sep 2018 22:15
An interesting category U78kg at the 2018 World Championships in Baku. Since Kayla Harrison won Olympic gold this division gained in interest and strength. Even since Kayla has left, this division kept growing with a new generation women, tall, slim and more technical. Still we think that the physical and experienced judoka will prevail on Tuesday. Read more