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PREVIEW

Women's team event


Japan v Mongolia 

Reigning World Team Championship gold medallists Japan start their campaign against Mongolia.

 

The Japanese team will include 2013 All Japan Judo Championships bronze medallist GOMI Natsu (-52kg), Dusseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist ISHIKAWA Megumi (-57kg) and KATAGIRI Natsumi (-63kg), who finished fifth at the Tokyo Grand Slam last year. All Japan Judo Championships runner-up OSUMI Yuka (-70kg) and 2010 World Combat Games silver medallist SHIRAISHI Nodoka (+70kg) complete the quintet.

 

Mongolia will be represented by world champion Urantsetseg MUNKHBAT (-52kg), World Judo Masters winner Sumiya DORJSUREN (-57kg), Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix winner Tserennadmid TSENDAYUSH (-63kg), former Moscow Grand Slam silver medallist Naranjargal TSENDAYUSH (-70kg) and Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix winner Munkhtuya BATTULGA (+70 kg). 

 

Cuba v China

2013 World Team Championship bronze medallists Cuba meet China for a place in the semi-finals.

Cuba’s team will feature two-time Olympic silver medallist Yanet BERMOY ACOSTA (-52kg), World Team Championships bronze medallist Anailys DORVIGNY (-57kg), former Cuban national champion Mariset ESPINOSA (-63kg) and Miami Grand Prix silver medallist Onix CORTES (-70kg) along with Olympic and world champion Idalys ORTIZ (+70kg).

China call on former East Asian Games silver medallist HUANG Cuiping (-52kg), LI Xiangdong (-57kg), former Qingdao Open bronze medallist YANG Junxia (-63kg), WEI Chen (-70kg) and one-time Qingdao Open bronze medallist MA Sisi (+70kg).

Brazil v Kazakhstan

2013 World Team Championship hosts and silver medallists Brazil start their campaign against Kazakhstan.

Brazil field 2013 World Championship silver medallist Erika MIRANDA (-52kg) and Rafaela SILVA (-57kg) who went one better to become the first Brazilian woman to win World Championships gold in August. Former School Games silver medallist Ana GRINCEVICUS (-63kg) will be joined in action by World Military Championships winner Maria PORTELA (-70kg) and world number two Maria Suelem ALTHEMAN (+70kg).

Kazakhstan will be represented by World Military Championships bronze medallist Olessya KUTSENKO (-52kg), Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Nazgul KUBASHEVA (-57kg), former Junior Asian Championships silver medallist Anara ZHUMABAYEVA (-63kg), former national champion Dinara KUDAROVA (-70kg) and Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Albina AMANGELDIYEVA (+70kg).

France v Russia

2013 World Team Championships bronze medallists France face hosts Russia in the fourth quarter-final.

 

France will showcase former European University Championships winner Lucile DUPORT (-52kg), Club European Championships bronze medallist Morgane BRUNET (-57kg), Minsk European Open winner Anne-Laure POLI–BELLARD (-63kg), former Junior World Championships silver medallist Lucie PERROT (-70kg) and London European Cup winner Rebecca RAMANICH (+70kg).

 

Russia field former Sarajevo European Cup bronze medallist Natalia PAVLOVA (-52kg), Orenburg European Cup bronze medallist Ilona BURYACHENKO (-57kg), multiple-time national champion Larisa CHEREPANOVA (-63kg), European Team Championships bronze medallist Ekaterina DENISENKOVA (-70kg) and Madrid European Open winner Anaid MKHITARYAN (+70kg). 

 


Competition venue


Men's team event


Georgia v Uzbekistan 

2013 World Team Championships winners Georgia start their competition against reigning World bronze medallists Uzbekistan.

 

Georgia call on two-time national championships silver medallist Mindia LILUASHVILI (-66kg), former European Youth Olympic Festival winner Arsen MACHARASHVILI (-73kg), former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Lasha ZURABIANI (-81kg), Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Zviad GOGOTCHURI (-90kg) and European Team Championships winner Onise BUGHADZE (+90kg).

 

Flying the flag for Uzbekistan will be Ulugbek NORKOBIL (-66kg), Tashkent Grand Prix winner Mirali SHARIPOV (-73kg), Almaty Grand Prix bronze medallist Shukhrat ARSLANOV (-81kg), Tashkent Grand Prix winner Sherali JURAEV (-90kg) and former Uzbekistan National Cup winner Boltaboy BOLTAEV (+90kg).

 

Japan v Brazil

2013 World Team bronze medallists Japan and 2012 bronze medallists Brazil clash in quarter-final action.

Japan call on reigning Abu Dhabi Grand Prix bronze medallist MAENO Shogo (-66kg), former Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist SAITO Ryo (-73kg), All Japan Judo Championships bronze medallist EBI Yasuhiro (-81kg), former Asian Championships bronze medallist YOSHIDA Yuya (-90kg) and FISU Universiade runner-up MOMOSE Masaru (+90kg).

Brazil’s five-man team will comprise of Moscow Grand Slam winner Chibana CHARLES (-66kg), former Brazilian u23 Championships silver medallist Eduardo BARBOSA (-73kg), former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Victor OLIVEIRA (-81kg), former Pan American Championships bronze medallist Eduardo SILVA (-90kg) and 2013 World Championship silver medallist Rafael SILVA (+90kg).

Russia v Mongolia 

Hosts Russia will look to bounce back from losing the 2013 World Team Championship final against Georgia with a golden performance in front of a partisan crowd.

The Russian team to face Mongolia features Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Mikhail PULYAEV (-66kg), Moscow Grand Slam silver medallist Denis IARTCEV (-73kg), former European champion Sirazhudin MAGOMEDOV (-81kg), Sarajevo European Cup bronze medallist Iurii PANASENKOV (-90kg) and Miami Grand Prix silver medallist Renat SAIDOV (+90kg).

Mongolia will be represented by Tashkent Grand Prix silver medallist Batgerel BATSETSEG (-66kg), reigning Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Odbayar GANBAATAR (-73kg), Miami Grand Prix bronze medallist Tuvshinjargal GAN (-81kg), FISU Universiade silver medallist Janchivdorj BUNDDORJ (-90kg) and former Asian Championships bronze medallist Batsuuri NAMSRAIJAV (+90kg).

Germany v France

Two of Europe’s leading judo nations will collide as 2013 World Team bronze medallists Germany face off against France.

Germany call on Sindelfingen European Cup bronze medallist Nicki GRACZYK (-66kg), Belgian Open Championships bronze medallist Christian HELLINGER (-73kg), World Military Championships silver medallist Alexander WIECZERCZAK (-81kg), Bucharest European Open silver medallist Aaron HILDEBRAND (-90kg) and Tashkent Grand Prix winner Andre BREITBARTH (+90kg).

France will pin their hopes on Warsaw European Open bronze medallist Kilian LE BLOUCH (-66kg), FISU Universiade silver medallist Jonathan ALLARDON (-73kg), Warsaw European Open bronze medallist Quentin JOUBERT (-81kg), Buenos Aires Pan American Open silver medallist Ludovic GOBERT (-90kg) and Rijeka Grand Prix silver medallist Jean Sebastien BONVOISIN (+90kg).

 

 

October 19th, 2013

World Combat Games, St Petersburg 2013

DAY 1

The opening day of the 2013 World Combat Games marked the start of the team judo competition on Saturday at the St Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex.

After a pulse-pounding opening ceremony on Friday evening, the first day of competition featured the women’s team event which gripped spectators as star-laden teams fought for World Combat Games honours.

2013 World Team Championship winners Japan and hosts Russia were in action along with Mongolia, Cuba, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan and France.

Mr. Vizer, IJF and SportAccord President, who has been appointed as a member of the IOC Coordination Commission of the Tok... by IOC President Mr. Thomas Bach, was in attendance.

Ahead of the final block, Russia’s Olympic champions Arsen Galstyan (-60kg), Mansur Isaev (-73kg) and Tagir Khaibulaev (-100kg) staged a masterclass with young judoka. The youngsters warmed up by displaying their talents on the competition tatami as their flawless technique left the crowd in awe. Then Russia's leading trio entered the tatami to warm applause and invited judoka from the group to train with them in the middle of the tatami. After a group photo, the London 2012 winners held an autograph session and posed for pictures beside the tatami.

The masterclass session was the brainchild of World Combat Games Judo Ambassador and Russian Judo Federaton General Team Manager Ezio Gamba.

Gamba said: "I think the masterclass went well, we wanted to have an opportunity for children to train with our Olympic champions at the World Combat Games. It is important to show our champions and for them to continue to inspire people. The families and coaches of the children were able to watch as it was held on the competition tatami and I think it was interesting for the crowd to see."

Special guests included World Combat Games Sambo Ambassador, former judoka and mixed martial arts legend Fedor EMELIANENKO, Russian Sports Minister Mr. Vitaly MUTKO, Co-Chairman of the Russian Union of Martial Arts, Mr. Yuri TRETNEV.

The action continues on Sunday as the men take to the tatami on the second and final day of the judo competition.

 

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WOMEN'S TEAM EVENT

Final 

High-flying Japan were crowned 2013 World Combat Games gold medallists as they starred in the final with a 4-1 demolition of Brazil. 2013 World Team champions Japan were sublime all day long and had plenty of energy in reserve for the most important match of the day.

The youthful Japanese team secured their place in the final with a 4-1 triumph in the semi-final against Cuba having started their day with a 5-0 rout against Mongolia. Brazil were equally impressive in the previous rounds as they disposed of France 4-1 in the semi-final having also registered a 5-0 score in the quarter-final as they dominated China.

-52kg: GOMI Natsumi (JPN) shocked world silver medallist Erika MIRANDA (BRA) who was penalised with one shido for passivity and that decided the contest despite a last-ditch tani-otoshi attack with was awarded yuko but was then immediately overturned.

-57kg: Asian champion ISHIKAWA Megumi (JPN) pulled through against world champion Rafaela SILVA (BRA) on shido penalties as the Japanese judoka was penalised twice while SILVA had three indiscretions against her name.

-63kg: Youngster Ana GRINCEVICUS (BRA) was handed the task of keeping Brazil alive in the match and despite her best efforts she received three shido penalties to hand KATAGIRI Natsumi, who finished fifth at the 2012 Tokyo Grand Slam, the win and confirm Japan’s place on the top of the medal podium.

-70kg: 2013 World Team Championships silver medallist Maria PORTELA (BRA) suffered a similar fate as she was penalised twice against OSUMI Yuka (JPN) who could take to the tatami knowing the gold medal had already been secured. Shido penalties again settled a contest as Brazil’s winless run continued.

+70kg: World number two Maria Suelem ALTHEMAN (BRA) was determined to put Brazil on the scoreboard and threw SHIRAISHI Nodoka (JPN) with a harai-makikomi for a waza-ari and there was no way back for the Japanese heavyweight. 4-1 JPN.

 

Semi-final

Japan stormed into the final as they swept past Cuba 4-1.

-52kg: Japan went 1-0 up as Cuba’s two-time Olympic silver medallist Yanet BERMOY ACOSTA (CUB) was unable to compete today due to injury to hand GOMI Natsumi (JPN) the win.

-57kg: ISHIKAWA Megumi (JPN) held down Anailys DORVIGNY (CUB) with a mune-gatame to double her team’s lead. 2-0 Japan.

-63kg: Mariset ESPINOSA (CUB) halved the deficit by toppling KATAGIRI Natsumi with an osoto-gari for ippon. 2-1 JPN.

-70kg: OSUMI Yuka (JPN) sealed a place in the final for her country by besting Onix CORTES (CUB). 3-1 JPN.

+70kg: Idalys ORTIZ (CUB) lost out to Nodoka SHIRAISHI (JPN) as Japan inflicted one final defeat on their rivals. 4-1 JPN.

The second semi-final saw 2013 World Team Championship silver medallists Brazil overwhelm World Team bronze medallists France 4-1.

Brazil’s Erika MIRANDA (-52kg), Rafaela SILVA (-57kg), Maria PORTELA (-70kg) and Maria Suelem ALTHEMAN (+70kg) all prevailed while Anne-Laure POLI–BELLARD (-63kg) pulled one back for her country. 4-1 BRA.

Quarter-final

Japan dominated a world-class Mongolian team as they ran out 5-0 winners.

-52kg: Urantsetseg MUNKHBAT (MGL) was stunned by relative unknown judoka GOMI Natsu (JPN) who pinned her opponent with a yoko-shiho-gatame for ippon. 1-0 JPN.

-57kg: Dusseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist ISHIKAWA Megumi (JPN) conquered World Judo Masters winner Sumiya DORJSUREN (MGL) as a shido for passivity was all that separated the rivals after five minutes. 2-0 JPN.

-63kg: KATAGIRI Natsumi (JPN) maintained Japan’s perfect run as she bested Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix winner Tserennadmid TSEND-AYUSH (MGL). The highly-regarded Mongolian received a fourth shido for not taking a grip to receive hansoku-make to guarantee a place in the semi-final for in-form Japan. 3-0 JPN.

-70kg: All Japan Judo Championships runner-up OSUMI Yuka (JPN) defeated former Moscow Grand Slam silver medallist Naranjargal TSENDAYUSH (MGL) to increase Japan’s streak. 4-0 JPN.

+70kg: 2010 World Combat Games silver medallist SHIRAISHI Nodoka (JPN) sealed the rout as she bested Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix winner Munkhtuya BATTULGA (MGL) as the Mongolian received two shido penalties for passivity while SHIRAISHI only received one for a false attack.

In the second quarter-final Cuba humbled China in a thrilling match which was decided in the fifth and final contest.

Olympic and world champion Idalys ORTIZ (+70kg) sent Cuba through as she defeated former Qingdao Open bronze medallist MA Sisi (CHN). 3-2 Cuba.

2013 World Team bronze medallists France faced hosts Russia in the third quarter-final.

-52kg: Former Sarajevo European Cup bronze medallist Natalia PAVLOVA (RUS), lost out to former European University Championships winner Lucile DUPORT (FRA) in -52kg action. After receiving a shido for passivity, PAVLOVA was thrown with a harai-makikomi to register a waza-ari for DUPORT. The French judoka received a shido for passivity with no further additions to the scoreboard ensuring an opening win for France. 1-0 FRA.

-57kg: Club European Championships bronze medallist Morgane BRUNET (FRA) looked to extend her team’s advantage against Orenburg European Cup bronze medallist Ilona BURYACHENKO (RUS). However, as the crowd rallied for the BURYACHENKO, she was able to provide the victory after BRUNET was penalised with a shido for passivity. 1-1.

-63kg: Minsk European Open winner Anne-Laure POLI–BELLARD (FRA) restored France’s lead by outworking multiple-time national champion Larisa CHEREPANOVA (RUS). BELLARD, who went ahead with a yuko, added a second by holding down her Russian rival with a kesa-gatame for yuko as the latter crucially escaped before higher scores were awarded. Despite her scrambling efforts in ne-waza, CHEREPANOVA was lethargic in attack and was unable to trouble the scoreboard. 2-1 FRA.

-70kg: The match-deciding contest pitted former Junior World Championships silver medallist Lucie PERROT (FRA) against European Team Championships bronze medallist Ekaterina DENISENKOVA (RUS). A waza-ari score for PERROT proved the difference as France progressed and sent hosts Russia into the repechage to start their bid for a bronze medal. 3-1 FRA.

+70kg: London European Cup winner Rebecca RAMANICH (FRA) lost out to Madrid European Open winner Anaid MKHITARYAN (RUS) who salvaged a consolation win for Russia with a forceful kami-shiho-gatame pin. 3-2 FRA.

2013 World Team silver medallists Brazil met Kazakhstan in the fourth quarter-final.

A star-studded Brazilian team dismantled Kazakhstan with ease as they ran out 5-0 winners. 2013 World silver medallists Erika MIRANDA (-52kg) and Maria Suelem ALTHEMAN (+70kg) registered victories along with world champion Rafaela SILVA (-57kg), former School Games silver medallist Ana GRINCEVICUS (-63kg) and World Military Championships winner Maria PORTELA (-70kg). 5-0 Brazil.

Bronze medal matches

In the first bronze medal match Mongolia were the first country to secure a place on the medal podium as they eventually won a classic match against 2013 World Team bronze medallists France.

Mongolia showed their fighting spirit to bounce back from a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Japan in the quarter-final. Their world-class team took control when Uransetseg MUNKHBAT (-52kg) won the opening contest before Sumiya DORJSUREN (-57kg) put Mongoia with touching distance of a place on the medal podium.

Anne-Laure POLI-BELLARD (-63kg) pulled one back for France and her teammate Lucie PERROT (-70kg) ensured a tense finale with all the pressure place on the heavyweights in the fifth and final contest.

Munkhtuya BATTULGA (+70kg) pressed Rebecca RAMANICH (+70kg) from the outset and, with a waza-ari from an ouchi-gari, she belied her significantly smaller fame to control her opponent until the time elapsed.

In the second bronze medal match Cuba overcome hosts Russia 4-1 to repeat their 2013 World Team Championships result in St Petersburg.

Former Russian national champion Natalia PAVLOVA (-52kg) was awarded the opening contest as Cuba have been unable to field a -52kg judoka due to injury.

Cuba reeled off four consecutive victories as they have established themselves as one of the leading women’s teams in the sport.

Former Cuban Championships bronze medallist Anailys DORVOGNY (-57kg), national champion Mariset ESPINOSA (-63kg), World Judo Tour standout Onix CORTES (-70kg) and world number one Idalys ORTIZ (+70kg) were all successful.

Final
Japan vs Brazil

Semi-Final Matches

Japan vs Cuba

Brazil vs France

Bronze Medal Matches
Mongolia vs France
Cuba vs Russia

Mr. Yuri TRUTNEV, Deputy Prime Minister of the RJF, Mr. Marius Vizer, IJF and SportAccord President and Vitaly MUTKO, Russian Sports Minister

Final Results

1. Japan
2. Brazil
3. Mongolia
3. Cuba
5. France
5. Russia
7. China
7. Kazakhstan

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October 20th, 2013

World Combat Games, St Petersburg 2013

DAY 2

The second day of the 2013 World Combat Games saw the judo team competition come to a blistering close with the men’s team event on Sunday at the St Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex.

Japan were crowned women's team champions on day one and they secured a fine double by clinching the men's title today as the highly-popular team judo format was once again shown to a global audience. As the stars of the sport unite to represent their country, fans become a crucial part of the event as the fate of their country and the complexion of the tie can change in an instant.

Judo has now starred at both editions of the World Combat Games, the 2010 launch in Beijing and the 2013 spectacle as one of the 15 sports in the spotlight in Russia.

2013 World Team Championship winners Georgia were in action along with Uzbekistan, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Mongolia, Germany and France.

Ahead of the final block, Russia’s Olympic champions Arsen GALSTYAN (-60kg), Mansur ISAEV (-73kg) and Tagir KHAIBULAEV (-100kg) graced the competition tatami after their morning training session to host their second masterclass after Saturday’s highly-successful session. The children were from a local club in St Petersburg which was formed by the late Russian coach Anatoly RAKHLIN, a former judo mentor to Russian President Mr. Vladimir PUTIN.

World Combat Games and Russian Judo Federation General Team Manager Ezio GAMBA said: "I was impressed with the youngsters, their technique was very good for their age, they did really well. Our athletes enjoyed the session and the opportunity to meet their fans."

The IJF’s adapted rules were once again in effect having been introduced at the Paris Grand Slam in February. IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer and members of the IJF Commissions will meet after the Junior World Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Monday 28 October to establish the rules for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic qualification period.

Mr. Juan Carlos BARCOS, IJF Head Refereeing Director, said: “We have seen the same procedures this weekend with the rules now well established. We are seeing very positive judo and increased ne-waza with very few golden score contests. We are on a good track and will make some minor adjustments before implementing the definitive rules from 1 January 2014 for the Rio 2016 Olympic cycle. In Slovenia, IJF President, Mr. Vizer, will join officials from the IJF Commissions to establish a clear consensus for the rules."

Special guests on the final day of the judo competition included World Combat Games Sambo Ambassador Vincent PARISI, who is the son of 1980 Olympic judo champion Angelo PARISI, and is also a judoka of some repute.


MEN'S TEAM EVENT

Final

Japan celebrated a team double as their men’s team matched Saturday’s golden showing from their female counterparts.

Japan were pushed all the way by Mongolia who won bronze in the women’s competition.

-66kg: Former All Japan Judo Championships runner-up MAENO Shogo (JPN) put Japan ahead as he narrowly defeated multiple-time Grand Prix medallist Bategerel BATSETSEG (MGL) by a yuko. 1-0 JPN

-73kg: Multiple-time Mongolian champion Odbayar GANBAATAR (MGL) immediately restored parity as he conquered former World Team champion SAITO Ryo (JPN) with the contest settled on penalties. SAITO infringed on three occasions while GANBAATAR was only penalised twice in a nervy contest. 1-1.

-81kg: Former junior standout EBI Yasuhiro (JPN) was humbled by former Moscow Grand Slam bronze medallist Tuvshinjargal GAN (MGL). EBI had accumulated three shido while GAN had one against his name. 2-1 MGL.

-90kg: All Japan Judo Championship silver medallist YOSHIDA Yuya (JPN) needed to defeat Janchivdorj BUNDDORJ (MGL) to keep Japan alive and he did just that as he wrapped up a convincing win with a kami-shiho-gatame for ippon. 2-2.

+90kg: The final come down to the last fight of the competition. A heavyweight duel between Budapest European Open silver medallist MOMOSE Masaru (JPN) and World Judo Tour regular Batsuuri NAMSRAIJAV (MGL) would decide the men’s team winners. MOMOSE was the hero for Japan as he surged into action with just 19 seconds left to throw his Mongolian rival with a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi for a yuko score. 3-2 JPN.

 

Semi-final

Japan met Uzbekistan in the first semi-final and dismissed their opponents with a judo clinic.

-66kg: Japan showed their intent from the outset as MAENO Shogo (JPN) outworked Ulugbek NORKOBIL (UZB) to earn a hard-fought win on shido penalties with two against NORKOBIL and one against MAENO. 1-0 JPN

-73kg: Two-time All Japan Judo Championships medallist SAITO Ryo (JPN) lost out to Tashkent Grand Prix winner Mirali SHARIPOV (UZB) by ippon to bring the score level. 1-1

-81kg: EBI Yasuhiro (JPN) bested Almaty Grand Prix bronze medallist Shukhrat ARSLANOV (UZB) but only by shido penalties as the Uzbek infringed on three occasions which was once more than his opponent. 2-1 JPN

-90kg: Former Asian Championships bronze medallist YOSHIDA Yuya (JPN) profited from the same method as Sherali JURAEV (UZB) slipped to send Japan into the final. 3-1 JPN

+90kg: Dusseldorf Grand Prix winner MOMOSE Masaru (JPN) earned one more win for Japan as Boltaboy BOLTAEV (UZB) received hansoku-make for four shido penalties. 4-1 JPN

In the second semi-final Mongolia outlasted Germany in a nail-biting match as they won the last contest to snatch a 3-2 triumph and a place in the final.

The final contest would prove decisive as the teams entered with two wins apiece. The fate of both countries was in the hands of seasoned heavyweights as Batsuuri NAMSRAIJAV (MGL) and Andre BREITBARTH (GER) went toe-to-toe. Former Asian Championships bronze medallist NAMSRAIJAV sent his country through with a yuko score.

Quarter-final

2013 World Team champions Georgia fell in their first match against Uzbekistan who grinded out a 3-2 victory.

Uzbekistan won their opening three contests to book a place in the semi-final as Ulugbek NORKOBIL (-66kg), Tashkent Grand Prix winner Mirali SHARIPOV (-73kg) and Almaty Grand Prix bronze medallist Shukhrat ARSLANOV (-81kg) all registered wins. Georgia’s two triumphs were delivered by Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Zviad GOGOTCHURI (-90kg) and European Team Championships winner Onise BUGHADZE (+90kg). 3-2 UZB.

Ruthless Japan proved their title credentials by routing an out-of-sorts Brazil 4-1.

-66kg: Brazil started with defeat as Moscow Grand Slam winner Charles CHIBANA (BRA) fell to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix bronze medallist MAENO Shogo (JPN). MAENO pressed with an uchi-mata attack and took the contest by ippon from an osoto-otoshi. 1-0 JPN.

-73kg: Former Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist SAITO Ryo (JPN) doubled his country’s lead against Brazilian u23 Championships silver medallist Eduardo BARBOSA (BRA) as he subdue his foe with a mune-gatame in the final minute. 2-0 JPN.

-81kg: All Japan Judo Championships bronze medallist EBI Yasuhiro (JPN) defeated world number two Victor PENALBER (BRA) with little resistance by ippon. 3-0 JPN

-90kg: Former Asian Championships bronze medallist YOSHIDA Yuya (JPN) added a fourth victory as he dominated former Pan American Championships bronze medallist Eduardo SILVA (BRA). YOSHIDA won by ippon having opened the scoring with a waza-ari. 4-0 JPN

+90kg: FISU Universiade runner-up MOMOSE Masaru (JPN) could not complete a clean sweep for the rampant Japanese team as he was swiftly defeated by 2013 World Championship silver medallist Rafael SILVA (BRA) by way of ippon. 4-1 JPN

Hosts Russia met Mongolia in the third quarter-final.

-66kg: Batgerel BATSETSEG (MGL) silenced the home crowd by defeating Mikhail PULYAEV (RUS) by waza-ari. 1-0 MGL.

-73kg: Denis IARTCEV (RUS) slipped to defeat against Odbayar GANBAATAR (RUS) as he was pinned down with a mune-gatame to earn the Mongolian a second waza-ari and wazari-awasette-ippon. 2-0 MGL

-81kg: Sirazhudin MAGOMEDOV (RUS) showed his quality to put Mongolia’s semi-final hopes on hold. MAGOMEDOV saw off Tuvshinjargal GAN (MGL) by ippon after taking the lead with a waza-ari. 2-1 MGL

-90kg: Iurii PANASENKOV (RUS) brought Russia back on level terms as he bested Janchivdorj BUNDDORJ (MGL) 2-2.

+90kg: Miami Grand Prix silver medallist Renat SAIDOV (RUS) lost out to former Asian Championships bronze medallist Batsuuri NAMSRAIJAV (MGL) who settled the contest by waza-ari. 3-2 MGL

2013 World Team bronze medallists Germany showed their mettle as they produced a come-from-behind win against a stuttering French team.

France raced to a 2-0 lead with wins from Kilian LE BLOUCH (-66kg) and Jonathan ALLARDON (-73kg) and were on the brink of a spot in the last four. However, Germany’s resolve countered for everything when Alexander WIECZERCZAK (-81kg) inspired a comeback. Aaron HILDEBRAND (-90kg) resorted parity before Andre BREITBARTH (+90kg) completed the magnificent comeback with a battling performance against Jean Sebastien BONVOISIN (+90kg) with a waza-ari the difference after five minutes after of heavyweight action.

Bronze medal matches 

Brazil captured the first set of bronze medals by sweeping past Germany. Brazil took the match 4-1 as Charles CHIBANA (-66kg), Eduardo BARBOSA (-73kg), Victor PENALBER (-81kg) and Rafael SILA (+90kg) all registered victories. Aaron HILDEBRAND (-90kg) defeated Eduardo DA SILVA (-90kg) to save the German team from a whitewash as DA SILVA limped off the tatami with an injured ankle. Rafael SILVA showed his class as he lifted his teammate onto his back and carried him from the field of play to the applause of the crowd.

Russia joined Brazil on the medal podium as heavyweight Renat SAIDOV (+90kg) earned the admiration of the crowd and his teammates as he emphatically conquered Boltaboy BOLTAEV (+90kg) by ippon to settle a 3-2 win for the hosts.

Final
Japan vs Mongolia

Semi-Final Matches
Uzbekistan vs Japan
Mongolia vs Germany 

Bronze Medal Matches
Brazil vs Germany
Russia vs Uzbekistan

Mr. Sergey SOLOVEYCHIK, World Combat Games Chairman, Mr. Pavel ZHURAVLOV, Head of the World Combat Games Directorate and Mr. Ezrio Gamba, World Combat Games Ambassador

Final Results

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


IJF Media & Communications Department

Mark Pickering, IJF Media Manager
Nicolas Messner, IJF Media & Communications Director
 

Photos © IJF Media Team by T. Zahonyi

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