Double gold for the Abe siblings as Japan continues clear sweep in Tashkent

On the 2022 Tashkent World Championships, IJF President Marius Vizer and IJF EC Member and All Japan Judo Federation President Yasuhiro Yamashita attended a ceremony to signal an settlement to proceed Tokyo Grand Slam occasions. It demonstrated the sturdy relationship between the IJF and the AJJF for the good thing about judo and the promotion of the game internationally.

The World Judo Tour will return to Tokyo in December.

Third World title for Abe Uta

And Japan was the recent subject on day two in Tashkent with Japan’s Double World Champion Abe Uta seeking to grasp her third World -52kg title. She blistered via the early rounds to arrange a rematch of the Olympic Closing in opposition to France’s Amandine Buchard within the semis. It was an in depth contest that noticed each athletes rating, however Abe gained out once more.

Nice Britain’s Chelsie Giles took bronze in Tokyo, and has been making waves ever since. She defeated beneath 48kg Olympic Champion Distria Krasniqi within the semi-final to get her to the ultimate -. however there it was Abe who took the gold – as her brother Abe Hifumi was to do later within the day.

Yasuhiro Yamashita IJF Government Committee Member awarded the medals

“It was my nice pleasure to win the gold with my brother,” she mentioned. “It was a really particular competitors for our household”

Abe Hifumi makes it a double triumph for the siblings

At -66kg, there are two fighters who stand head and shoulders above the remaining, and each hail from Japan, Uta’s brother Abe Hifumi and Joshiro Maruyama. Final yr Abe took gold for Japan within the Tokyo Olympics, whereas Maruyama took the World title.

Each now have their sights set on choice for Paris 2024.

At present, Maruyama powered his approach to the finals with one unbelievable Uchi-Mata after one other.

Abe additionally appeared explosive with a spread of assaults, organising the ultimate that the entire judo world needed.

Very similar to his sister, a counter-attack secured a Waza-ari and a massively essential win for Hifumi. The Abe siblings now maintain six World titles and two Olympic titles between them.

Adkham Ikramov, the Uzbekistan Minister of Sports activities Improvement, awarded the medals.

“Me and my sister gained the Olympics collectively after which at present we gained the World Championships collectively,” he mentioned. “And I may show that I used to be stronger.”

The Humo Area hosted the excited crowd as soon as once more, with a plethora of actions to get the judo household engaged in and across the competitors, making for world championships in Uzbekistan a contest that judo followers will always remember!

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