IJF News - 7 August, 2015

Cadet World Championships 2015 - Sarajevo


Girls: -57kg  -63kg 

Boys: -73kg | -81kg  


The Cadet World Championships 2015 were officially opened on Friday by IJF President Mr. Marius VIZER on a day when 136 judoka staked their claim for the four world titles at the Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch in Sarajevo.  


The first IJF World Championships of the year – which will be promptly followed by the senior version from 24 – 30 August in Astana, Kazakhstan – saw four more world champions inaugurated in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the girls’ -57kg and -63kg categories and boys’ -73kg and -81kg categories all graced the three tatami.



Between the preliminary session and the final block, the opening ceremony took place with a presentation of the flags of the 59 competing nations. After a folklore ensemble Proleter performed a national dance, the stage was given to Bosnia and Herzegovina Judo Federation President, Dr. Branislav CRNOGORAC who made the opening address.


“I know we never took a step backwards in our efforts to organise this competition. The Judo Federation is one of the strongest in our country and our representatives have won many medals in our sport.


“We are very proud to host this event with individual and team competitions. Of course none of this would be possible to do without great support. I would like to thank the Ministry of Sport and Education of Sarajevo Kanton. I would also like to thank the Ministry of Sport and Culture, Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina and special gratitude to our organising committee.


“I would also like to thank our sponsors and most importantly IJF President Mr. Marius VIZER who has been right behind our Federation every step of the way. Once again welcome to Sarajevo and I wish you all the best.”



Minister of Culture and of Sport of Sarajevo, Mr. Samer RESIDAT, said: “Dear ladies and gentlemen I welcome all sports athletes and participants, most of all I welcome IJF President Mr. Marius VIZER and the Judo Federation President Dr. Branislav CRNOGORAC. The Ministry of Culture and Sport of Sarajevo Kanton supports the Bosnian Judo Federation, not only as one of most successful regarding trophies but also as a successful organiser of events and I would like to wish success and good luck to all the participants.”


IJF President Mr. Marius VIZER made the closing speech and officially opened the Cadet World Championships 2015.



IJF President Mr. Marius VIZER presented the IJF Gold Medal to Dr. Branislav CRNOGORAC


“Mr. Samer RESIDAT, Minister of Sport and Culture Kanton Sarajevo, Dear Dr. Branislav CRNOGORAC, President of Bosnia Judo Federation, dear colleagues, dear athletes, coaches and referees, ladies and gentlemen, 20 years ago I was here visiting Bosnia, the war was just finished and the Bosnia Judo Federation was born at this time," said Mr. VIZER. "From here together with Bransilav we went directly to the Atlanta Olympic Games with the first Bosnia athletes in the Games."



Mr. Samer RESIDAT, Minister of Sport and Culture Kanton Sarajevo


“We celebrate today 20 years after the finish of the war with these World Championships for cadets – the future of our sport and the future of Bosnia. Thank you to the organiser, the Bosnian government and all who have contributed to the success of these Championships and on behalf of the IJF, I want to award the President Branislav with the highest award, the gold medal of the IJF for his contribution to the development of Bosnian Judo, European judo and international judo. I declare the world champs in Sarajevo officially open.”



Dr. CRNOGORAC presented the Plate of Sarajevo to Mr. VIZER




-57kg: Japan’s TAKEDA towers past Finn KANERVA      

Cadet Asian Championships winner TAKEDA Ryoko (JPN) bested Cadet European champion and EYOF bronze medallist KANERVA Emilia (FIN) in the -57kg final to win the Cadet world title on Friday. Finland’s ‘super rookie’ arrived in Sarajevo on the back of winning EYOF bronze and before that claimed 13 gold medals in a row on the circuit. TAKEDA whose role model is all-time great and IJF Hall of Famer TANI (née Tamura) Ryoko opened the scoring with a waza-ari and added two yuko scores to win gold.  



In the first semi-final KANERVA (FIN) defeated 15-year-old Angelika SZYMANSKA (POL) by a yuko while in the second semi-final TAKEDA beat EYOF silver medallist Anna DABROWSKA (POL) by the same method.


The first bronze medal was won by DABROWSKA (POL) who surpassed Cadet Pan American Cup winner Vitoria ANDRADE (BRA). The energetic 1st Kyu ANDRADE led by a yuko but just before the clock turned to zero the defiant Polish judoka caught the Brazilian with a tani-otoshi for ippon. The second bronze medal was won by Cadet European Cup silver medallist Hannah DELIU (GER) who bested SZYMANSKA (POL) by a waza-ari for the final place on the podium.                   


KANERVA, Emilia (FIN) vs TAKEDA, Ryoko (JPN)                                                                                                                                                                           

Bronze Medal Fights

DABROWSKA, Anna (POL) vs ANDRADE, Vitoria (BRA)       
SZYMANSKA, Angelika (POL) vs DELIU, Hannah (GER)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Final Results

1. TAKEDA, Ryoko (JPN)                     
2. KANERVA, Emilia (FIN)                           
3. DABROWSKA, Anna (POL)                                   
3. DELIU, Hannah (GER)                                                      
5. ANDRADE, Vitoria (BRA)        
5. SZYMANSKA, Angelika (POL)     
7. TCHANTURIA, Mariam (GEO)                           
7. LKHAGVATOGOO, Enkhriilen (MGL)                      

-63kg: Netherlands hit top spot as VERMEER beats SASAKI      

EYOF bronze medallist Sanne VERMEER (NED) beat Cadet European Cup winner SASAKI Chie (JPN) to the -63kg title as the Dutch ace needed just 67 seconds to dismiss her opponent by ippon from a ko-soto-gake. 



In the first semi-final Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Anja OBRADOVIC (SRB) lost out to SASAKI (JPN) by tate-shiho-gatame as the former was unable to escape the hold after 20 seconds. In the second semi-final VERMEER (NED) was too strong for national championships silver medallist Darja PISKUNOVA (LTU) as she won by a solitary yuko score.


The first bronze medal was claimed by Cadet European Championships silver medallist Hanna KUKHARUK (UKR) who beat PISKUNOVA (LTU) by a waza-ari. The second bronze medal contest was won by OBRADOVIC (SRB) against Cadet European Championships winner Anastasia KOLYADENKOVA (RUS) by ippon with 65 seconds left on the clock.                 


VERMEER, Sanne (NED) vs SASAKI, Chie (JPN)                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bronze Medal Fights

PISKUNOVA, Darja (LTU) vs KUKHARUK, Hanna (UKR)                          
OBRADOVIC, Anja (SRB) vs KOLYADENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS)                     



Final Results

1. VERMEER, Sanne (NED)                         
2. SASAKI, Chie (JPN)                        
3. KUKHARUK, Hanna (UKR)                                                  
3. OBRADOVIC, Anja (SRB)    
5. PISKUNOVA, Darja (LTU)                          
5. KOLYADENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS)                                                                  
7. LISONI, Chiara (ITA)                              
7. BABIC, Lucija (CRO)                                                                                                                                   



-73kg: Golden Greek BALAMPANASVILI stars 

EYOF bronze medallist Vasili BALAMPANASVILI (GRE) was in irresistible form as he won all five fights by ippon including the final against Cadet European Cup bronze medallist Nikita DUINOVS (LAT). The Greek judoka scored first with a yuko and never looked back as he added a second yuko and then scored a waza-ari as he countered an attack with a ura-nage before holding down the overwhelmed Latvian for 15 seconds and wazari-awasette-ippon.  



In the first semi-final Cadet Asian Cup bronze medallist Jasur SODIKOV (UZB) lost out to BALAMPANASVILI (GRE). SODIKOV went behind to a waza-ari as BALAMPANASVILI scored a waza-ari from an uchi-mata and added a second from a drop seoi-nage. In the second semi-final DUINOVS (LAT) prevailed against EYOF runner-up Razvan CIOLAN (ROU) in the Latvian’s fifth fight of the day as he won by a waza-ari which was the only score of the contest.


The first bronze medal was clinched by Oleksandr CHERKAI (UKR) who defeated CIOLAN (ROU) with his two yuko scores surpassing the one yuko from CIOLAN. CHERKAI was awarded the win after four minutes after his second yuko from an uchi-mata in the final 30 seconds separated the pair. The second bronze medal was won by SODIKOV (UZB) who was successful against home fighter Filip STOJAK (BIH) by a waza-ari as the hosts wait for a medal would go into the -81kg category. 


DUINOVS, Nikita (LAT) vs BALAMPANASVILI, Vasili (GRE)                                                                                                                          

Bronze Medal Fights

CIOLAN, Razvan (ROU) vs CHERKAI, Oleksandr (UKR)                           
SODIKOV, Jasur (UZB) vs STOJAK, Filip (BIH)                                                                                                                                


Final Results

2. DUINOVS, Nikita (LAT)                                                  
3. CHERKAI, Oleksandr (UKR)                                                                                
3. SODIKOV, Jasur (UZB)   
5. CIOLAN, Razvan (ROU)                                
5. STOJAK, Filip (BIH)                                                               
7. ALVES, Miguel (POR)                            
7. ERDENESUKH, Munkhbayasgalan (MGL)                                                                  

-81kg: PETERSILKA takes top prize for Germany   

Cadet European Cup silver medallist Falk PETERSILKA (GER) won his first world title as he narrowly defeated Cadet Pan American Cup winner Igor MORISHIGUE (BRA) in the -81kg final. PETERSILKA received a shido for going out of the area and the Brazilian was penalised shortly afterwards for the same indiscretion. MORISHIGUE was penalised for passivity and that decided the scoreless contest as the Cologne-based German fighter climbed onto the top place on the podium.       



In the first semi-final Cadet European Cup silver medallist and home hope Toni MILETIC (BIH) lost out to Cadet Pan American Cup winner Igor MORISHIGUE (BRA) on shido penalties with three against the Bosnian fighter and one against the Brazilian judoka. In the second semi-final PETERSILKA (GER) thwarted EYOF bronze medallist Jan REIJNTJENS (NED) by a yuko score to move on into the final to fight for gold.


The first bronze medal was won by Sherkhon TURABOEV (UZB) against REIJNTJENS (NED) by ippon from a harai-goshi with a minute remaining. The second bronze medal was captured by the hosts as MILETIC (BIH) beat Cadet European silver medallist Goga KEVKHISHVILI (GEO) on shido penalties and the Georgian raised the hand of the winner in a great showing of respect.                


PETERSILKA, Falk (GER) vs MORISHIGUE, Igor (BRA)                                                                               

Bronze Medal Fights

REIJNTJENS, Jan (NED) vs TURABOEV, Sherkhon (UZB)                  
MILETIC, Toni (BIH) vs KEVKHISHVILI, Goga (GEO)                                                                                                                                                                        


Final Results

1. PETERSILKA, Falk (GER)                                            
2. MORISHIGUE, Igor (BRA)                           
3. TURABOEV, Sherkhon (UZB)                   
3. MILETIC, Toni (BIH)  
5. REIJNTJENS, Jan (NED)                                                              
5. KEVKHISHVILI, Goga (GEO)                                                                     
7. TOTH, Apor (HUN)         
7. CUPIC, Lazar (MNE)                                                                                                                                        



12:00 Preliminaries on three mats

16:30 Draw - Team Event
17:00 Final block on two mats


Girls: -70kg, +70kg

Boys: -90kg, +90kg


Sunday - Team Competition

10:00 Preliminaries on three mats
17:00 Final block (medal contests only) on two mats


Location: Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch

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