Successes  World Judo Championships  26/08/2009 - 30/08/2009

World Judo Championships

The largest judo sporting event in the world, the World Judo Championships, were held from 26 to 30 August 2009 in the former European Sports Capital (2005), Rotterdam.  

Top Rotterdam athletes such as Deborah Gravenstijn, Elisabeth Willeboordse and Marhinde Verkerk rose to the occasion during this world championship. Budokan Rotterdam's judokas Edith Bosch and Carola Uilenhoed were also present to represent their country.

For the first time in its history, the competition consisted of five days. No less than 700 judokas from across the world gathered in Ahoy as they battled for gold.

The Netherlands' Judo Bond (JBN) organised a Total Judo Experience (TJX) to coincide with the world championships, featuring demonstrations, clinics and master classes for judo, jiu jitsu and aikido.

Facts and Figures

Aantal bezoekers : 26.900
Results:

Man

-60 kg
1 Georgiy Zantaraya UKR
2 Hiroaki Hiraoka JPN
3 Elio Verde ITA; Hovhannes Davtyan ARM
5 Nestor Khergiani GEO; Vahid Sarlak IRI
7 Javier Guedez VEN; Pavel Petrikov CZE

-66 kg
1 Khashbaatar Tsagaanbaatar MGL
2 Sugoi Uriarte ESP
3 Miklós Ungvári HUN; Jeong-Hwan An KOR
5 Dan Fasie ROU; Alim Gadanov RUS
7 Victor Scvortov MDA; Mirali Sharipov UZB

-73 kg
1 Ki-Chun Wang KOR
2 Chol-Su Kim PRK
3 Dirk Van Tichelt BEL; Mansur Isaev RUS
5 Sezer Huysuz TUR; Rinat Ibragimov KAZ
7 Kiyoshi Uematsu ESP; Attila Ungvari HUN

-81 kg
1 Ivan Nifontov RUS
2 Siarhei Shundzikau BLR
3 Ole Bischof GER; Jae-Bum Kim KOR
5 Antonio Ciano ITA; Srdan Mrvaljevic MNT
7 Christophe Keller SUI; Axel Clerget FRA

-90 kg
1 Kyu-Won Lee KOR
2 Kirill Denisov RUS
3 Hisham Mesbah EGY; Dilshod Choriev UZB
5 David Alarza ESP; Milan Randl SVK
7 Dominique Hischier SUI; Sergiu Toma MDA

-100 kg
1 Maxim Rakov KA Z
2 Henk Grol NED
3 Takamasa Anai JPN; Ramadan Darwish EGY
5 Artem Bloshenko UKR; Elmar Gasimov AZE
7 Jevgenijs Borodavko LAT; Battulga Temuulen MGL

+100 kg
1 Teddy Riner FRA
2 Oscar Brayson CUB
3 Marius Paskevicius LTU; Abdullo Tangriev UZB
5 Martin Padar EST; Daniel Andrey Hernandes BRA
7 Andreas Toelzer GER; Dorjpalam Gankhuyag MGL

Woman

-48 kg
1 Tomoko Fukumi JPN
2 Oiana Blanco ESP
3 Frédérique Jossinet FRA; Jung-Yeon Chung KOR
5 Alina Dumitru ROU; Sarah Menezes BRA
7 Birgit Ente NED; Volha Leshchanka BLR

-52 kg
1 Misato Nakamura JPN
2 Yanet Bermoy CUB
3 Ana Carrascosa ESP; Romy Tarangul GER
5 Hongmei He CHN; Song Hui Jo PRK
7 Kitty Bravik NED; Munkhbaatar Bundmaa MGL

-57 kg

1 Morgane Ribout FRA
2 Telma Monteiro POR
3 Kifayat Gasimova AZE, Hedvig Karakas HUN
5 Kaori Matsumoto JPN, Rafaela Silva BRA
7 Malgorzata Bielak POL, Chen-Ling Lien TPE

-63 kg
1 Yoshie Ueno JPN
2 Elisabeth Willeboordse NED
3 Claudia Malzahn GER; Alice Schlesinger ISR
5 Urska Zolnir SLO; Vera Koval RUS
7 Ana Cachola POR; Ja-Young Kong KOR

-70 kg
1 Yuri Alvear CO L
2 Anett Mészáros HUN
3 Mina Watanabe JPN; Houda Miled TUN
5 Erica Barbieri ITA; Sally Conway GBR
7 Rasa Sraka SLO; Juliane Robra SUI

-78 kg
1 Marhinde Verkerk NED
2 Maryna Pryshchepa UKR
3 Heide Wollert GER; Yi Sun CHN
5 Céline Lebrun FRA; Esther San Miguel ESP
7 Amy Cotton CAN; Kaliema Antomarchi CUB

+78 kg
1 Wen Tong CHN2 Karina Bryant GBR
3 Maki Tsukada JPN; Idalis Ortiz Boucurt CUB
5 Franziska Konitz GER; Gulsah Kocaturk TUR
7 Marina Prokofieva UKR; Vanessa Zambotti MEX

Dutch succes

Elisabeth Willeboordse 2nd in the -63 kg category
Marhinde Verkerk 1st in the -78 kg category
Henk Grol 2nd in the -100 kg category

Media Coverage

The World Judo Championships were given an unprecedented amount of air time on national television. In addition to Mark Huizinga commenting on the matches from a studio in Ahoy, the event was covered live by various foreign broadcasting corporations from, for example, Japan, France, Brazil and Germany. In total, the JBN welcomed around 250 reporters.
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