Judo
Aug 06 2023

Preview Para Judo

From Tuesday, August 8 through Thursday, August 10, male and female Para Judo athletes from different divisions will come together to compete against each other and compete for European titles. Paralympic judo follows the same rules as Olympic judo, with the difference that judokas must hold onto each other’s suits from the beginning to the end of the fight.

Categories

Only athletes with visual impairments are eligible to compete. There are two vision classes (J1 and J2) in which division is again made according to weight. J1 is the category for the blind, J2 is visually impaired.

Men’s categories: J1 and J2 -69 kg, -73 kg, -90 kg and +90 kg.

Categories ladies: J1 and J2 -48 kg, -57 kg, -70 kg and +70kg.

Who should we watch out for?

Who are the contenders in the various classes? Here are the top three in each category, based on the IBSA Senior World Ranking.

Men

J1 -60 kg

Abdurrahim Ozalp (Tur)

Miguel Vieira (Por)

Esmayli Murdov (Aze)

J1 -73 kg

Florin Alexandru Bologa (Rou)

Lennart Sass (Dui)

Dong Dong Camanni (Ita)

J1 -90 kg

Daniel Powell (GBr)

Valerio Romano Teodori (Ita)

Gokhan Bicer (Tur)

J1 +90 kg

Jason Grandry (Fra)

Ilham Zakiyev (Aze)

Onur Tastan (Tur)

J2 -60 kg

Louis Daniel Gavilan Lorenzo (Esp)

Davyd Khorava (Ukr)

Zurab Zurabiani (Geo)

J2 -73kg

Namig Abasli (Aze)

Nathan Petit (Fra)

Giorgi Kaldani (Geo)

J2 -90 kg

Helios Latchoumanaya (Fra)

Oleksandr Nazarenko (Ukr)

Evan Mollov (GBr)

J2 +90kg

Kristopher Skelley (GBr)

Ibrahim Bolukbasi (Tur)

Jack Hodgson (GBr)

Women

 J1 -48kg

Nataliya Nikolaychyk (Ukr)

Ecem Tasin Cavdar (Tur)

Anna Tabea Muller (Ger)

J1 -57kg

Anzhela Havrysiuk (Ukr)

Merve Uslu (Tur)

Dondu Yesilyurt (Tur)

J1 -70 kg

Nicolina Pernheim Goodrich (Swe)

Esmer Taskin (Tur)

Matilde Lauria (Ita)

J1 +70 kg

Nazan Akin Gunes (Tur)

Anataslia Harnyk (Ukr)

Khatira Ismiyeva (Aze)

J2 -48 kg

Carmen Brussig (Swi)

Sandrine Aurieres Martinet (Fra)

Yuliia Ivanytska (Ukr)

J2 -57 kg

Zeynep Celik (Tur)

Irina Sych (Ukr)

Marta Arce Payno (Esp)

J2 -70 kg

Khanim Huseynova (Aze)

Ina Kaldani (Geo)

Raziye Ulucam (Tur)

J2 +70 kg

Carolina Costa (Ita)

Prescilla Leze (Fra)

Kirsten Taylor (GBr)

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