Daria Bilodid makes judo history as world's youngest champion
2018-09-21 10:48:00

Ukraine's Daria Bilodid poses with her gold medal after winning in the under 48kg women category of the 2018 Judo World Championships in Baku on September 20, 2018./VCG Photo

Daria Bilodid of Ukraine made judo history on Thursday by becoming the youngest world champion at the age of 17 in Baku.

Bilodid, aged exactly 17 years and 345 days, secured the world title in the under 48kg category when she beat Japan's defending champion Funa Tonaki by ippon.

Before Bilodid the record had been held by Japan's Ryoko Tani, who claimed the first of her seven world titles at the age of 18 years and 27 days, in 1993.

Source: CGTN/jschina.com.cn Editor: Hiram