International Judo Federation Names Award Winners

Daria Bilodid

The year end awards around the martial arts world continued Saturday as the International Judo Federation named their award winners for 2019-2020. Among the honorees were Chkhvimiani Lukhumi of Georgia taking home male judoka of the year and Daria Bilodid of Ukraine garnering female judoka of the year.

Other winners included Israel's Sagi Muki earning ippon of the year for his spectacular tournament winning throw against Ivaylo Ivanov at the 2019 Tel Aviv Grand Prix and coach of the year, Kosei Inoue of Japan. Recognized for their work off the mats was Norway's 'Judo for Fred' for their efforts in Afghanistan, the German Judo Federation's Judo for All project, Flavio Canto for his work with children in Brazil and Community Hero Award honoree Paula Pareto of Argentina.

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