Yhya Hasaba (Arabic: يحيى حسابا‎; born January 5, 1974 in Damascus) is a Syrian judoka, who competed in the men's half-heavyweight category.[1] Hasaba qualified as a lone judoka for the Syrian team in the men's half-heavyweight class (100 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by granting a tripartite invitation from the International Judo Federation. He lost his opening match to U.S. judoka Rhadi Ferguson, who pulled him off a perfectly timed scoop throw (sukui nage) for an ippon to close the five-minute bout.[2][3]

Yhya Hasaba
Personal information
Full nameYhya Hasaba
Nationality Syria
Born (1974-01-05) 5 January 1974 (age 46)
Damascus, Syria
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Event(s)100 kg


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yhya Hasaba". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Judo: Men's Half-Heavyweight (100kg/220 lbs) Round of 32". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ Los, Laurie (19 August 2004). "Ferguson gets kicks, no medal". The Gazette (Maryland). Retrieved 17 December 2014.

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