Train Judo Ground Tel Aviv Grand Prix Day 1 ippons.

1/25/19 11:35 PM
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Some very spirited competition and wide open since I didn't see any Asians(Koreans, Chinese, Japanese or Mongolians).

https://youtu.be/U52TtTq2Qkg

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Day2 ippons: 

 

https://youtu.be/fD6Q1Vd-9QU

1/25/19 11:57 PM
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Delpopolo loses in first round 73k to Nils Stump. Stump is 21 yrs. old and from the IJf Junior ranks.  Nick had counter openings  to Nils uchimata early on but the strength and stamina wore Delpopolo down.  Stump won his bracket and ended up 5th. You can see the endurance/energy difference between a 29 yr. old and 21 yr. old. You have win early against these "youngsters" to show them they can't hang with you. 

https://live.ijf.org/gp_isr2019/judokas_athletes/2085/contests/gp_isr2019_m_0073_0019

 

1/27/19 1:28 PM
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Yeah and the newaza wasn't that great. I was actually suprised they let it go on that long without standing him up.  Stump couldn't get the tie off all the way.

1/28/19 6:47 AM
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1/28/19 6:47 AM
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1/28/19 9:22 PM
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Thanks Aaron for posting the video(s).

 

Day3 ippons:  https://youtu.be/t-izCXbcI4A

 

Check out the combination attach: Osoto-kouchi-kosoto at the 5:27 mark.

 

The compition was very spirited and very competitive.  Many had an equal chance without the Asians.  Alot of new faces to get their experience at the IJF level.   I noticed a very talented/competitived squad from Italy there. 

1/28/19 10:15 PM
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Thanks Aaron for posting the video(s).

 

Day3 ippons:  https://youtu.be/t-izCXbcI4A

 

Check out the combination attach: Osoto-kouchi-kosoto at the 5:27 mark.

 

The compition was very spirited and very competitive.  Many had an equal chance without the Asians.  Alot of new faces to get their experience at the IJF level.   I noticed a very talented/competitived squad from Italy there. 

Yeah I noticed Italy had a strong showing as well. I've always wondered why they don't have more top level performers. It seems like the last few years only Basile, Gwend, and Giufrrida have medaled on ocassion.    

 

1/30/19 8:04 AM
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Thanks Aaron for posting the video. Your imput is so valuable to this forum.  These video's show what real competition is like at he IJF level.  So difficult unless you are a top player.  Look at Delpopolo.  Will he qualify for 2020 Olympics?  So many Juniors entering the Senior ranks each year that push out the aging Seniors.  This is what make IJf level judo what it is and the rule changes to make judo as dynamic as possible.

1/31/19 12:51 PM
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Nick told me two years ago at a seminar in Niagara Falls that he had maybe one good year left and was leaving for training camp. I didn't know he was as old as he is?

1/31/19 6:28 PM
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The competition at 73k is fierce.   Nick has had some good fights with top competition in the past 2 years.   But some of these top Juniors now in Seniors have so much top level competition in Juniors and non stop energy.  He may not directly qualify but can through Continental quotas - Pan America allocated (10 men, 11 women). In fact Alexander Turner -24 yrs old (USA) (32th) is currently ranked ahead of Nick (39th).  So they would have best 2/3 match at the Senior Nationals in 2020 to see who might qualify under the Continental quota.  Or USA judo could choose between the two who to qualify for the Continental quota.