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Belarus showcases golden team at European Open in Minsk

23 Jul 2017 18:40

What a story for Belarus at the European Open in Minsk winning three gold medals for the first time since 2006. On Sunday Yahor Varapayeu and Uladzislau Tsiarpitski added another gold medal to the one of Darya Skrypnik on Saturday. Read more

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Portuguese Monteiro and Siderot gear-up to World Championships form

22 Jul 2017 20:20

Who would have expected Portugal to lead the medal table after Day 1 of the European Open in Minsk? In fact, the Portuguese celebrated two gold medals. A medal for Telma Monteiro was penciled in, but the surprise victory for Maria Siderot brought Portugal the first gold of the day. Read more

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European Open in Minsk will have a finger-licking good field

21 Jul 2017 09:05

Four of the Olympic Games medallist will be fighting at the European Open in Minsk. The tournament in Belarus will be an important preparation for many European top, world-level athletes for the World Championships in Budapest. Read more

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Cuban team preparing to get back in line with top judo countries

20 Jul 2017 10:05

The Cuban athletes are training in Budapest prior to the upcoming World Championships. A team of 13 Cuban judokas is now on a training base in Budapest to get into top shape to take part in the tournament, which will be held in Budapest from August 30th to September 3rd. Read more

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Sergei Aschwanden made a career transition

19 Jul 2017 08:40

Swiss judoka Sergei Aschwanden, who won Olympic bronze in 2008, immersed himself in studying after retiring from sport, obtaining a Master’s in Sports Management, before becoming director of a sports centre and then the tourist office in Villars, Switzerland. Here, he explains how he made the transition from world-class sport into the workplace. Read more

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Loic Korval retires from judo but keeps connected with his sport

18 Jul 2017 10:00

Former European Champion and World bronze medallist Loic Korval retired as a top judoka. Last weekend, the 29-year old Frenchman announced his retirement on his own Facebook page with a 6-minute video. Read more

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14 different nations lead IJF World Ranking

17 Jul 2017 15:35

Due to the reduction of the points of the Grand Slam in Tyumen in 2016 the IJF World Ranking has some slight changes. In the women’s division, Larisa Ceric and Sarah Asahina swapped places (2-3) in the World Rank +78kg. U57kg Rafaela Silva swapped with Tsukasa Yoshida. Silva is now number two. No country has two leaders; fourteen different categories deliver 14 different leading nations. Read more

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