Judo Lee Jun-hwan, who conquered Tokyo gold, won the world championship for the first time in his life

Lee Jun-hwan (Yongin University) of the Korean judo team won his first world championship medal. 

On the 11th (Korean time), Lee Jun-hwan, who participated in the bronze medal match in the men’s 81kg class of the 2023 International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Championships held at the ABHA Arena in Doha, Qatar, defeated Gautier François (Canada) in one minute and 25 seconds. subdued 

It is the second time that a Korean athlete has won a medal after Lee Ha-rim (Korea Racing Association) who won a bronze medal in the men’s 60kg class. 

Lee Jun-hwan, who came up to the 3rd and 4th place match, pretended to try a leg technique, lowered his stance, and defeated his opponent with a right-handed upstroke. 

Previously, Lee Jun-hwan produced a surprise comeback by beating Nagase Takanori (Japan), the gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in the quarterfinals. After a tight confrontation for four minutes, he got a field leg half in 29 seconds of overtime to advance to the semifinals. 

However, in the semifinals, she met Tato Grigalashvili (Georgia) and missed half of the hugging and half of the hamstring rotation, failing to make it to the final. 먹튀검증

Lee Jun-hwan, who earned 1,000 Olympic ranking points in this event, is close to qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

Meanwhile, Shin Chae-won (Yongin Univ.), who competed in the women’s 63kg class, was eliminated in the second round.