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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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Teddy Riner undefeated to gold in Zagreb

1 Oct 2017 19:30

As expected, French Teddy Riner won the gold of the men’s heavyweight category at the Grand Prix in Zagreb. Even if it was not his best day, in terms of physical condition and technique, he went through the preliminary rounds without any trouble and won two of his fights with penalties and the third with a superb ippon. Read more

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Miklos Cirjenics grabs gold in attractive final U100kg

1 Oct 2017 19:15

The U100kg weight category at the Grand Prix in Zagreb proposed a particularly high level of top class judoka, but surprisingly the top three athletes of the category, Elkhan Mammadov (AZE), Elmar Gasimov (AZE) and Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) were eliminated during the preliminary rounds opening the road to less well ranked athletes to reach the final, which opposed the explosive Jorge Fonseca (POR) and Cirjenics Miklos of Hungary. Read more

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