The Korean judo team failed to win a medal in the mixed team event at the 2023 International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships.
On the 15th (Korean time), the national team was eliminated after losing 2-4 to their first opponent, Japan, at the ABHA Arena in Doha, Qatar.
After passing the first round with a bye, Korea faced the world’s strongest Japan in the second round.
Kim Ha-yoon (Ansan City Hall), in the women’s 70kg and above, defeated Japan’s Sega and Maya in overtime (golden score) by foul play.
In the men’s 90kg and above category, Kim Min-jong (Yangpyeong-gun Office) defeated Kokoro Kageura, the winner of the 2021 World Championship, with a half-push win in overtime.
After winning two matches, Korea lost all of the remaining four weight division matches and packed their bags.
Heo Mi-mi (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) in the women’s 57kg class lost to Momo Tamaoki, and Kang Heon-cheol (Yongin City Hall) in the men’s 73kg class lost to Hayato Koga, respectively. withdrew to
After defeating Korea, Japan advanced to the final and defeated France 4-3 to win its sixth consecutive championship.메이저놀이터
The mixed team event at the World Championships has been held since 2017 as a national competition that competes in a total of six weight classes, including three weight classes, including women’s 57kg, 70kg, and 70kg and over, and men’s 73kg, 90kg, and 90kg and over.
Japan has never missed a gold medal since becoming the first champion in 2017.
As a result, Korean judo only won two bronze medals in the individual event at the World Championships. Two winners, Lee Ha-rim in the men’s 60kg class and Lee Jun-hwan in the men’s 81kg class, won.
In this event, Japan won 6 out of 15 gold medals, while France and Georgia each picked up 2 gold medals.
Following the invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s Arman Adamian, who competed as a neutral country, won the men’s 100kg class, causing controversy.