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Azerbaijan sets tone for 2018 with hopeful team

18 Aug 2017 10:10

2018 World Championships hosts Azerbaijan bid to make an impression with blend of youthful élan and wily vets in Budapest. Azerbaijan have picked arguably their most complete and capable team of all time for the World Championships. Read more

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Strong European block U90kg against World Champion Gwak Dong-Han

18 Aug 2017 08:45

The top favourite for the U90kg world title in Budapest this year is hard to pick. There are many athletes with legitimate shots at the medal stand. A hot contender is Aleksandar Kukolj of Serbia, the reigning European champion, with his superb groundwork and confidence that he can be the first Serbian man to reach the podium. Read more

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Russian President Vladimir Putin invited for World Championships in Budapest

17 Aug 2017 18:10

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to attend the opening ceremony of the World Judo Championships, scheduled to take place in Hungary’s capital of Budapest on August 28. Read more

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Watch the 17 candidates for the IJF athletes commission

17 Aug 2017 15:20

At the World Championships in Budapest five judoka will be elected to represent the athletes in the IJF athletes commission. The next four-year period runs from 2017 to 2020 and current chairman Teddy Riner is not on the list. Read more

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Trstenjak and Agbegnenou as always the favorites, but watch the roadblocks U63kg

17 Aug 2017 10:20

There are two very obvious top contenders in the category U63kg in Budapest and both have won a World title before: Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia and Clarisse Agbegnenou of France. Of the two, Trstenjak has the slight edge. She is the defending Olympic, World, and European Champion and she has won the last four encounters with Agbegnenou. But this time it cannot be the final. Read more

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Miryam Roper wants to write history for Panama

17 Aug 2017 09:55

Panama’s history maker Miryam Roper will be their first seeded athlete at a World Championships. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Roper made history in May when she won Panama’s first ever IJF World Judo Tour medal. Read more

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Kuala Lumpur host of South East Asian Games this week

16 Aug 2017 16:40

This week two major events take place in cities where we usually don’t report on too much. The FISU Universiade in Taipei, and the other event is the SEA Games, another multisports events for the South East Asian Region held in Kuala Lumpur. Read more

Judo birthday

Or Sasson

Or Sasson (ISR)
27 years