Judo masters in Jerusalem: Christmas comes early for many judokas

It was the last day World Judo Mastershere in Jerusalem and it didn’t disappoint as it continued the incredible momentum of the previous 2!

Hundreds of excited judo fans filled the hall. Country Arena cheer for your heroes!

At -90 kg, Murao Sanshiro was at his peak. 2 points Waza-ari in the final, a young Japanese judoka became World Judo Master.

Armen Bagdasarov IJF Chief Referee was at the medal ceremony.

This year has witnessed the meteoric rise of the Italian star, Alice Bellandi! Having risen in the weight category, she took category up to 78 kg by storm, and now you can add World Master to her list of awards.

She was awarded medals Member of the IJF Executive Committee, Lisa Allan

In the category up to 100 kg, the rising star of Georgia Ilya Sulamanidze took home the gold.

He was awarded his medal from Healy TropperMinister of Culture and Sports of Israel.

First friends, then rivals, 2 compatriots from France participated in the final +78 kg. Roman Diko And Coralie Heim fight for the women’s heavyweight title of the world. Smart sacrificial technique saw reigning world champion Diko become Master at the same time.

Medals were awarded Shabtai Tzur, Chairman of the ISBB.

Rising star +100 kg Saito Tatsuru made it to the final with a beautiful judo. There, he pinned Rakhimov to win the Masters heavyweight title.

Medals were awarded Florine Daniel Lasko IJF Chief Referee

famous astronaut, Eitan Stibbe was tagged Israeli Judo Association and its president Moshe Pontewhen he returned from space with the flag of the judo association.

Every year a stop in Israel during the World Judo Tour is incredibly exciting! The passion of the local fans is only comparable to the passion of the athletes they support!

Today, Peter Palchik was their hero, and he put on a real show, lifting the audience in the arena several times. Not forgetting, of course, Fan Favorite: Raz Hershko!

What a way to say goodbye to 2022 – with fantastic judo, in the historic city of Jerusalem, in a country that couldn’t love martial arts anymore.