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Marlene Galandi rushes to German gold at Cadet world championships

13 Aug 2017 16:25

German super talent Marlene Galandi won the first final on day four as she rushed past Millena Silva (BRA) in just 24 seconds. Silva, 17, the younger sister of Rio 2016 Olympian Mariana Silva, had no time to get into the contest as the sister of German senior international Philipp Galandi won the battle of the 1st Kyu brown belts by ippon with a deep seoi-nage. Galandi was also Cadet European Championships winner in July. Read more

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Helena Vukovic sets hometown Samobor in judo fire

13 Aug 2017 14:30

Croatian heavyweight Helena Vukovic is one of the outstanding talents in her category but didn’t have a dominating season so far. Vukovic kept the best for last and took the victory in the +70kg category at the Cadet World Championships in Santiago de Chile. The small town of Samobor now hosts Cadet European Lara Cvjetko and world champion Helena Vukovic, Samobor is a good town for breeding judo talent. Read more

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Korea recovering from Rio retaining World titles

13 Aug 2017 13:25

Judo superpower South Korea is under pressure to atone for Rio woes having missed out on an Olympic judo gold for the first time since 2004. Korea failed to win Olympic gold in Rio for the first time since the Athens 2004 Olympics. Read more

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Hashimoto vs An? Or European influence. World Preview U73kg

13 Aug 2017 12:30

The top favorite for the World Championships in Budapest in the category U73kg is also the IJF No. 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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Venezuela’s Elvismar Rodriguez could star at first World Championships

13 Aug 2017 11:20

Elvismar Rodriguez shone in the latter stage of the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase to secure a surprise place at the Games. The surprise was the fact that Rodriguez, 20, captured a spot at the grandest stage of all so early into her promising career. Read more

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Romanian Eduard Serban takes his golden opportunity from Japanese hope

13 Aug 2017 03:10

Romanian celebrates the first male World title since 1994. Eduard Serban won Romania’s first medal of the competition and not only was it gold but it was also won against a Japanese judoka in the final. In 1994 Alexandru Lungu was the last man to win a world title, for Juniors. Read more

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Skilful South Korean Kim Minjong is peerless in Santiago

13 Aug 2017 02:10

Korean talent Kim Minjong brought the 20-contest winning streak of Russian David Babayan to an abrupt end in Chile. Kim won the cadet world title and doubled the Korean gold as Kim Ju-Hee won gold U57kg on Friday. The Koreans had a gold drought since 2009 at Cadet World Championships. Read more

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