The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Mark Pickering – IJF
IJF Gabriela Sabau / International Judo Federation
World number 43 Guillaume Chaine of France was a worthy but unexpected winner of the -73kg title in Tbilisi as he edged past former Havana Grand Prix silver medallist Magdiel Estrada (CUB). Chaine won his first IJF World Judo Tour gold medal by scoring an o-uchi-gari after 29 seconds for a waza-ari and Estrada failed to impose himself in his first IJF final.
France’s second gold medal in Georgia gave them top spot in the medal table after Chaine disposed of Kazakh, Brazilian, Polish, Mongolian, Russian and Cuban opposition as he prevailed in all six of his contests.
In the first semi-final Estrada (CUB) threw world number 397 Valeri Iashvili (GEO) with a morote-seoi-nage for ippon. In the second semi-final Chaine surprised Marrakech Grand Prix winner Denis Iartcev (RUS) by throwing the Russian with 15 seconds left and then held down the latter for 10 seconds to reach the gold medal contest.
The first bronze medal was won by Iartcev who conquered Junior World Championships bronze medallist Georgios Markarian (GRE) after 22 seconds with his patented ashi-waza.
The second bronze medal went to Iashvili who opened his IJF World Judo Tour medal account on his Grand Prix debut with a major scalp over former world bronze medallist Ganbaatar Odbayar (MGL). A tani-otoshi from the Georgian was the difference as the Mongolian had to settle for fifth-place
Hope you enjoy it
Forward the post if you like it
Related Judo News
15 Jul 2018 16:30
Russia have won four gold medals at the European Cup in Saarbrücken. France, Germany and Azerbaijan all won two gold medals. The tournament is followed by a training camp where many international athletes will attend. Read more
1 Feb 2018 09:25
At the European Open this weekend in Sofia The Canadian and French team have the best papers to take the titles. The Canadians sent a team with some of the top athletes. Three Canadians are seeded first such as the competitive category U81kg with Etienne Briand who’s ranked 13th in the World. Also Antoine Valois-Fortier is listed high and will be protected, but they may see each-other in the semi finals. Read more
25 Feb 2017 18:05
Russian fox Denis Iartcev ruled the U73kg category in Dusseldorf as he defeated Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and London 2012 Olympic champion Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia in the final. Former World Judo Masters winner Iartcev, who was trying to avenge a Rio 2016 repechage defeat to the Georgian, went ahead with a waza-ari from a nice piece of ashi-waza and concluded a fine outing by ippon from a ko-soto-gake. Read more
4 Feb 2017 18:10
Three weight categories were contested today at the European Open in Lisbon. It was gold for Spanish Francisco Garrigos, Tal Flicker of Israel, and Guillaume Chaine of France. Their first experience with the new rules was positive. Read more
10 Oct 2015 23:10
France and The Netherlands topped the medal table at the European Open in Glasgow. Both nations won two gold medals . Great Britain, Switzerland and Slovenia have one champion in Glasgow. The host nation captured 8 medals in total. Britain’s Owen Livesey topped the podium in a strong U81kg category at the Glasgow European Judo Open. France topped the medal table with a total of five medals including two golds. Hosts Great Britain took eight medals with the home crowd enjoying the exciting judo on show at the Emirates Arena. Read more