KOTSOIEV CONTINUES WINNING WAYS WITH ZAGREB GOLD

Junior World judo Championships 2017

Summer 2017 signaled a change in form for Zelym KOTSOIEV (AZE). He had failed in the first six months of the year to reach the podium. Thereafter, he hit all the high notes, capturing six titles including the Junior European title. Today saw Kotsoiev add the junior world title to his growing list when he won the gold medal in the -100kg category on the final day of individual competition in Zagreb, Croatia. As was the case in the Junior European final, Kotsoiev’s opponent was Arman ADAMIAN (RUS) and so too was the result. It was an attacking and positive performance from the 19-year old Azeri whose work at these championships may yet be over as he may very well be called upon to turn out in the team event

Interview

Podium


  • Podium -100 kg
    1. KOTSOIEV, Zelym (AZE)
    2. ADAMIAN, Arman (RUS)
    3. RAKHIMOV, Temur (TJK)
    3. YAMAGUCHI, Takaya (JPN)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Podium +100 kg
    1. TASOEV, Inal (RUS)
    2. HEGYI, Stephan (AUT)
    3. KAGAWA, Daigo (JPN)
    3. MARINIC, Enej (SLO)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Podium +78 kg
    1. SONE, Akira (JPN)
    2. KODAMA, Hikaru (JPN)
    3. AGUILAR, Eliannis (CUB)
    3. SOUZA, Beatriz (BRA)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Podium -78 kg
    1. UMEZU, Shiyu (JPN)
    2. ZENKER, Teresa (GER)
    3. BUKREEVA, Marina (RUS)
    3. SAMPAIO, Patricia (POR)

    Photographer: Rafal Burza


  • Bronze Medallist
    SAMPAIO, Patricia (POR)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Silver Medallist
    ZENKER, Teresa (GER)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Bronze Medallist
    BUKREEVA, Marina (RUS)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Silver Medallist
    ADAMIAN, Arman (RUS)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Gold Medallist
    TASOEV, Inal (RUS) Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Bronze Medallist
    MARINIC, Enej Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Silver Medallist
    HEGYI, Stephan (AUT)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza

  • Gold Medallist
    KOTSOIEV, Zelym (AZE)
    Photographer: Rafal Burza