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Tyumen , Russia 12/15/2012 to 12/15/2012 | Tyumen , Russia

ECCO Judo Hero Challenge

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Top athletes in Tyumen

At the 15th of December one of the top athletes, Musa Mogushkov, will face best judoka at his home arena Tyumen-Judo in Tyumen, Russia. Mogushkov was one of the most expected medallists at London Olympics and his failure was a real strike for himself and most of Russian judo fans. He was really knocked out with his misfortune. But the ability to stand up after a big hit defines a real judo superstar among others.


The Ecco Judo Hero Challenge will be a real challenge for Mogushkov.

The line-up who will undertake his challenge:
> Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia: 2012 Olympic Champion

> Miklos Ungvari of Hungary: Silver medallist of the London Olympic Games

> Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar of Mongolia: former World champion in this category

> Sugoi Uriarte of Spain: silver medallist of the 2009 world championship and 2010 European Champion

> Tarlan Karimov of Azerbaijan: 2011 European silver medallist

> Rok Draksic of Slovenia: 2012 European championship bronze medallist

> Sergey Lim of Kazakhstan: 2012 Asian champion

> Musa Mogushkov was bronze medallist of the 2011 World Championships and until June 2012 the Leader in the World Ranking U66kg.

In a new Olympic cycle these judoka will start all over again. Ecco company supported the initiative of the European Judo Union and awarded a magnificent prize money.


The skill of participants allow to expect spectacular judo in snowy Siberia at 15 December.


Expect the best at the Ecco Judo Hero Challenge live from Tyumen!

News

Prize money of 60,000 euro

The winner will receive a pay check of 30,000 euro
The silver medallist will earn 20,000 euro
The winner of the bronze fight will receive 10,000 euro


Review

What happened at the 2012 Olympic Games

Sensational second day at Olympics

Who would have thought that 20-year youngster Lasha Shavdatuashvili would take the Olympic title? He did and Peter Seisenbacher his coach did and the fantastic Georgian supporters who almost made more noise than the Brits.

What a sensational evening with a European final against Miklos Ungvari, the 31-year old fighter from Hungary. An age difference of 11 years and in this case the younger judoka won. It is the third time in a row that Georgia won the Olympic title. In 2004 it was Zurab Zviadauri, in 2008 Irakli Tsirekidze and now Lasha Shavdatuashvili won the final. It took him not even a year to grow from a junior European title to the Olympic title, even faster than Ilias Iliadis (GRE).

Peter Seisenbacher (AUT) knows how to make a champion, job well done. The championmaker took the Olympic title himself twice.

The winner said: "Some months ago I could not even imagine taking part in the Olympic Games. I just have transferred from juniors. When I first started judo, my biggest wish was to participate in and to win the Olympic Games. It happened, because I concentrated on judo, I did not do many other things in my life. Right after I won the European junior championships, I moved up to the national senior team. I had very effective training camps in Korea, Japan and in European countries. I think that really helped me."

On his strategy in the match:
"I was attacking and risking, because I did not care who my opponent was, if it was a world, European or Olympic champion. I wanted to show what I am made of."

Also for Ungvari it was a great sensation to win a medal at the Olympic Games at this third Olympic Games. Sad to lose the final but proud to win the second medal for Hungary in two days.
Ungvari: “I am very disappointed not getting the gold but I am also very proud with silver. I’d like to thank my coach he supported me always, even under great pressure. I have 10 brothers and sisters and I’d like to thank them. “

Ungvari defeated Spaniard Sugoi Uriarte in the semi final in a tough fight. Shavdatuashvili surprised Masashi Ebinuma, the world champion in the semi final scoring ippon.

For bronze Ebinuma came back and defeated Pawel Zagrodnik from Poland, he did well and fought back after a backdraft of a waza-ari.
Uriarte lost his bronze match against Jun-Ho Cho (KOR) by decision.
Shavdatuashvili is the fourth youngest ever Olympic Champions after Ilias Iliadis (GRE), Elnur Mammadli (AZE) and Antal Kovacs (HUN) who were even younger than the 20 years and 180 days of the Georgian.


Also the road to the Olympic final it was quite sensational. In one his first match Musa Mogushkov of Russia, one of the major favourites in the men division lost his first match dramatically against Tarlan Karimov of Azerbaijan.

Sugoi Uriarte (ESP) and Karimov reached the quarterfinal and Uriarte defeated the talent. He met with Miklos Ungvari in the semi final. The Hungarian defeated two very strong fighters in Rok Draksic (SLO) and Pawel Zagrodnik (POL). This year Ungvari defeated Uriarte at the European Championships. Before that win Uriarte won twice. This time Ungvari won again and qualified for th final.

Colin Oates made the ExCel electric with his first wins, the second against former World Champion Khashbaatar Tsgaanbaatar (MGL). But Oates lost in the QF against Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO) who defeated David Larose (FRA) as well. Shavdatuashvili will now face favourite Masashi Ebinuma of Japan and the Georgian showed good judo.

See all stars again in Tyumen!

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  • OrganiserEJU
  • GenderMen+Women
  • TypeIndividual Tournaments
  • LevelOthers