Many of the top judoka skipped the Hohhot Grand Prix in China, but some were there, including three reigning World Champions who won their divisions:
● Men/81 kg: Saeid Mollaei (IRI)
● Men/100 kg: Guham Cho (KOR)
● Women/52 kg: Uta Abe (JPN)
South Korea had the most wins in the tournament, taking four golds, ahead of Japan (3) and North Korea (2). The leading total medal winner was actually Germany with eight (1-1-6), followed by three countries with six: South Korea (4-2-0), Japan (3-2-1) and China (0-2-4). Summaries:
IJF World Tour/Hohhot Grand Prix
Hohhot (CHN) ~ 24-26 May 2019
(Full results here)
-60 kg: 1. Won-Jin Kim (KOR); 2. Yung-Wei Yang (TPE); 3. Albert Oguzov (RUS) and In-Hyuk CHOI (Kor).
-66 kg: 1. Lim-Hwan Kim (KOR); 2. Aram Grigoryan (RUS); 3. Baskhuu Yondonperenlei (MGL) and Ming-Yen Tsai (TPE).
-73 kg: 1. Hidayat Heydarov (AZE); 2. Victor Scvortov (UAE); 3. Arthur Margelidon (CAN) and Igor Wandtke (GER).
-81 kg: 1. Saeid Mollaei (IRI); 2. Sotaro Fujiwara (JPN); 3. Dominic Ressel (GER) and Sungho Lee (KOR).
-90 kg: 1. Kenta Nagasawa (JPN); 2. Nemanja Majdov (SRB); 3. Ivan Felipe Silva Morales (CUB) and Giorgi Papunashvili (GEO).
-100 kg: 1. Guham Cho (KOR); 2. Benjamin Fletcher (IRL); 3. Otgonbaatar Lkhagvasuren (MGL) and Karl-Richard Frey (GER).
+100 kg: 1. Min-Jong Kim (KOR); 2. Tuvshinbayar Naidan (MGL); 3. Levani Matiashvili (GEO) and Lukas Krpalek (CZE).
-49 kg: 1. Yu-Son Jon (PRK); 2. Yao Xiong (CHN); 3. Katharina Menz (GER) and Shira Rishony (ISR).
-52 kg: 1. Uta Abe (JPN); 2. Evelyne Tschopp (NED); 3. Ecaterina Guica (CAN) and Gefen Primo (ISR).
-57 kg: 1. Jin-A. Kim (PRK); 2. Daria Mezhetskaia (RUS); 3. Jessica Klimkait (CAN) and Tong Juan Lu (CHN).
-63 kg: 1. Martyna Trajdos (GER); 2. Jing Tang (CHN); 3. Junxia Yang (CHN) and Aimi Nouchi (JPN).
-70 kg: 1. Saki Niizoe (JPN); 2. Anna Bernholm (SWE); 3. Giovanna Scoccimarro (GER) and Kelita Zupancic (CAN).
-78 kg: 1. Fanny Estelle Posvite (FRA); 2. Anna Maria Wagner (GER); 3. Zhenzhao Ma (CHN) and Kaliema Antomarchi (CUB).
+78 kg: 1. Idalys Ortiz (CUB); 2. Maya Akiba (JPN); 3. Shiyan Xu (CHN) and Jasmin Kuelbs (GER).