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Gold for Azeri Vugar Shirinli is characteristic for his career

6 Oct 2017 16:20

At the Grand Prix in Tashkent Vugar Shirinli of Azerbaijan finally struck U60kg gold. For Azerbaijan’s five-man team in Tashkent he not only rediscovered his medal winning touch but made a breakthrough on the Grand Prix stage for the first time. The man who defeated triple Olympic champion Tadahiro Nomura in 2009 at the age of 17 now tasted the sweet of gold at World level. Read more

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Grand Prix Tashkent starts with World and Olympic medallists

5 Oct 2017 17:35

The IJF World Judo Tour has arrived in Asia for the second senior event following the 2017 Suzuki World Judo Championships as Uzbekistan takes centre stage this weekend with the fifth edition of the Tashkent Grand Prix. Read more

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Or Sasson makes comeback at Grand Prix Tashkent

5 Oct 2017 14:35

Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson is back on the tatami. The Israelian heavyweight will make his comeback at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. His last contest was at the Olympic Games at 12 August 2016. Iurii Krakovetskii (TJK) is the first seed in Tashkent. Read more

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Teddy Riner signs 5 year deal with Paris St.-Germain

5 Oct 2017 07:35

French star Teddy Riner has signed a five-year contract to be the head of Paris Saint-Germain's judo programme, it has been announced. The double Olympic champion, who recently secured his ninth world title and has won his last 138 matches in a row, will help relaunch the judo section of the famous French club. The 28-year-old trained with the club from its inception in 1992 before it was suspended 10 years later. Read more

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Olympic Judo Champion Haruka Tachimoto (27) retires

4 Oct 2017 13:45

Olympic Champion Haruka Tachimoto who won the women’s 70-kg gold in Rio de Janeiro revealed she is retiring. The 27-year-old Tachimoto, who cited a lack of drive as her main reason for calling it quits, submitted retirement documents to the All Japan Judo Federation the same day and is scheduled to hold a press conference on October 10. Read more

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Zagreb looking forward to World Junior Championships

3 Oct 2017 07:10

At the Grand Prix in Zagreb last weekend everyone had eyes only for Frenchman Teddy Riner, nine times world champion and double Olympic champion who had chosen Zagreb in order to fine-tune his preparation for the next Open weight World Championships that will take place in Marrakech in November. Read more

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Yarden Gerbi shocks with immediate retirement

1 Oct 2017 20:40

Only a year after winning a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi, 28, announced her her retirement on Monday morning during a press conference where she thanked all coaches, federation, friends and family for the years she had on the tatami. Read more

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