Ungvari bows out with grace and style

Ungvari (HUN) bows out at age 40, with grace and style.

Miklos Ungvari is an Olympic silver medalist, triple World bronze medalist, triple European champion and double IJF World Tour gold medalist. He is also a gentleman who is always courteous and respectful. In short, he is a true judo role model.

He retired at the age of 40 after losing a repechage match against Hidayat Heydarov of Azerbaijan, who showed him a lot of respect as they bowed out after their hard-fought match.

Later in the day, before the final block began, IJF President Marius Vizer presented Ungvari with specially-designed Jigoro Kano statuette.

“Dear Miklos I want to congratulate you for a great and distinguished judo career,” Vizer said. “We hope you always stay close to the judo sport.”