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Khalmurzaev, Nagase or a surprise World Champion U81kg?

31 Aug 2017 00:10

In the category U81kg there remains two big prospects for the World title in Budapest: Olympic Champion Khasan Khalmurzaev of Russia and World Champion Takanori Nagase of Japan. Both have fought very little since the 2016 Rio Olympics, but when they did, they shone brightly. Here in Budapest they are in the same pool and may meet in the quarter final. Read more

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

31 Aug 2017 00:00

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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Soichi Hashimoto claims expected gold medal U73kg

30 Aug 2017 19:15

Japan captured another gold medal, their fifth in total and eight medals in total counting juist three days of fighting in Budapest. Soichi Hashimoto was the expected winner, and despite 73 judoka in this category U73kg, still the favourites were able to win the medal. Ganbaatar Odbayar was more of a surprise medal for Mongolia, another one from this relative new judo country. Read more

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Sumiya Dorjsuren gives Mongolia the long desired gold U57kg

30 Aug 2017 18:50

Mongolia finally have what they want; justice. The World title is for Sumiya Dorjsuren who may be the strongest over the last two years including the Olympic Games, but that doesn’t count if you don’t go home with the gold medal, now Dorjsuren does. Read more

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Miryam Roper wins pool of death, Asians looking sharp U57kg

30 Aug 2017 15:25

In the women’s division Mongolian favourite Sumiya Dorjsuren is looking steady, where Olympic Champion Rafaela Silva had to suffer a loss against Olympic bronze medallist Telma Monteiro in a pool of death. The third day of the World Championships in Budapest showcases amazing judo and is a pleasure for the crowd in the Arena. Read more

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Azeri fighters on fire for medals but Hashimoto still favourite

30 Aug 2017 15:20

The World Judo Championships continue with day three in Budapest, again with strong Asian input as Japan again has two contenders in the semi finals. With Soichi Hashimoto and Tsukasa Yoshida, the Japanese can again take the jackpot at the third day. The Azeri fighters U73kg show their best judo. Read more

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Hashimoto vs An? Or European influence. World Preview U73kg

30 Aug 2017 00:05

The top favourite for the World Championships in Budapest in the category U73kg is also the IJF number 1 ranked player: Soichi Hashimoto of Japan. Armed with impressive throwing skills, he is able to throw to the left and right, with equal facility. He remains undefeated this year and all of last year. Read more

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