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Jan 28 JUDO: Tbilisi World Cup Results

Jan. 28, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
For Immediate Release January 28, 2008 Contact: Nicole Jomantas, 719.866.4732 Nicole.Jomantas@usajudo.us (Colorado Springs, Colo.)-Aaron and RJ Cohen, both of Cohen's Judo in Buffalo Grove, Ill., each lost in the first round of the Tbilisi World Cup over the weekend. Competing in the 73kg division on Saturday, RJ lost by ippon (instant win) in the first round to Marco Maddaloni (ITA) who lost in the quarter-finals, eliminating RJ, but would go on to win his first bronze medal on the World Cup circuit. Aaron, a five-time Pan Am medalist, fought on Sunday in the 81kg division, losing to Thomas Muzik (CZE) by a yuko (quarter-point) in the first round. Muzik, a 2002 World Junior medalist at 73kg, lost in the next round, eliminating Aaron. Complete results are as follows: Men's 60kg 1. James Millar (GBR) 2. Pavel Petrikov (CZE) 3. Lavrentis Alexanidis (GRE) 3. Albertas Techovas (LTU) 5. Yung Gascard (BEL) 5. Hovhannes Davtyan (ARM) 7. Evgeniy Kudykov (RUS) 7. Jeroen Mooren (NED) Men's 66kg 1. Zaza Kedelashvili (GEO) 2. Benjamin Darbelet (FRA) 3. Ramid Gasimov (AZE) 3. Mikhail Pulyaev (RUS) 5. Sebastien Berthelot (FRA) 5. Volodymyr Soroka (UKR) 7. Sandro Iakobashvili (GEO) 7. Andrea Mitterfellner (AUT) Men's 73kg 1. Aliksandr Stsiashenka (BLR) 2. Yoel Razvozov (ISR) 3. Davit Kuprashvili (GEO) 3. Marco Maddaloni (ITA) 5. Ilya Kokovich (RUS) 5. Michaell Remilien (FRA) 7. Koen Sleeckx(BEL) 7. Daniel Fernandes (FRA) Also Competed: RJ Cohen (Buffalo Grove, Ill. / Cohen's Judo), 0-1 Men's 81kg 1. Sirazhudin Magomedov (RUS) 2. Joao Neto (POR) 3. Alibek Bashkaev (RUS) 3. Ole Bischof (GER) 5. Grigori Baindurashvili (GEO) 5. Diogo Lima (POR) 7. Alexandru Gaina (MDA) 7. Grigol Shindjikashvili (GEO) Also Competed: Aaron Cohen (Buffalo Grove, Ill. / NYAC / Cohen's Judo), 0-1 Men's 90kg 1. Zurab Zviadauri (GEO) 2. Irakli Tsirekidze (GEO) 3. Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) 3. Elkhan Mammadov (AZE) 5. Seigo Saito (JPN) 5. Jevgenijs Borodavko (LAT) 7. Sergei Aschwanden (SUI) 7. Hakob Arakelyan (ARM) Men's 100kg 1. Levani Zhorzholiani (GEO) 2. Ilias Iliadis (GRE) 3. Henk Grol (NED) 3. Moulud Miraliev (AZE) 5. Michael Jurack (GER) 5. Elco Van Der Geest (NED) 7. Levan Razmadze (GEO) 7. Scott Edwards (CAN) Men's +100kg 1. Yohei Takai (JPN) 2. Janusz Wojnarowicz (POL) 3. Maxim Bryanov (RUS) 3. Adam Okruashvili (GEO) 5. Andreas Toelzer (GER) 5. Lasha Gujejiani (GEO) 7. Zviad Khanjalishvili (GEO) 7. Angel Parra (ESP) For more information, contact Nicole Jomantas, USA Judo Director of Communications and Media Relations, at 719.866.4732 or Nicole.Jomantas@usajudo.us. -END-
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