Judo: Kazakhstan's Azamat Mukanov wins silver at World Championship in Brazil 28 августа 2013, 18:57
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Kazkahstan judoka Azamat Mukanov has become a silver winner at the World Championship in Brazil, Vesti.kz reports.
Mukanov represented the -66 kg weight devision. In the semifinals the Kazakhstan athlete prevailed over Ukrainian judoka Georgii Zantaraia. In the final fight Azamat faced the current world champion and bronze winner of the London Olympics Masashi Ebinuma from Japan and failed to win.
The World Judo Championship is an international judo competition of the highest level, along with the Olympic judo competition. The championships are held once every year (except the years when the Olympics take place) by the International Judo Federation, and qualified judoka compete in their respective categories as representatives of their home countries. Team competitions have also been held since 1994. The men's championships began in 1956, though the format and periodicity of the championships have changed overtime.