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Matthias Casse becomes first Belgian World Junior Champion since 27 years

20 Oct 2017 19:50

Belgian top talent Matthias Casse topped the medal podium in the U81kg category for Belgium as their presence in the competition continues to increase every day. Katowice European Open winner Casse became the first World Junior Champion since in 1990 Ulla Werbrouck and Christel Deliege won the World Junior title. In 1986 Johan Laats was the first and only man. Read more


Giovanna Scoccimarro fifth ever German World Junior champion

20 Oct 2017 19:25

Giovanna Scoccimarro won world junior gold for Germany by beating Aleksandra Samardzic of Bosnia Herzegovina in the U70kg final in Zagreb. A waza-ari score was the difference after four minutes of judo as European Championships silver medallist Scoccimarro outworked Samardzic for a victory which ended Germany’s wait for a medal in Zagreb in scintillating fashion. Read more


Tajima topples Caribbean opposition for Japan’s sixth Junior world title

20 Oct 2017 19:05

Tajima Goki of Japan was one of the most prolific scorers of the third match day at the World Junior Championships in Zagreb as he accumulated five ippons in as many fights and three waza-ari scores. Robert Florentino became the first male World Judo Championships medallist for the Dominican Republic. Read more


Araki adds to Japanese gold medal haul in Zagreb

20 Oct 2017 18:35

Araki Honoka was crowned the Junior world champion in Zagreb on Friday after remaining undefeated in the U63kg category. All Japan Junior Championships winner Araki extended Japan’s gold medal haul towards double figures by beating Junior European Championships winner Sanne Vermeer (NED) by a waza-ari score. Read more


Florentino wins historic men’s world medal for Dominican Republic

20 Oct 2017 18:15

Robert Florentino became the first male World Judo Championships medallist for the Dominican Republic. The 20-year-old is based in Valencia, Spain, in order to compete regularly throughout Europe and to develop his judo as he prepares to join the senior circuit next year. Read more


Hidayet Heydarov leaves the junior ranks as a world champion

19 Oct 2017 19:30

World number five and European champion Hidayet Heydarov of Azerbaijan delivered on the world stage as the senior star signed off from the junior age group with U73kg gold. Heydarov pinned 19-year-old former Cadet European Championships winner Bilal Ciloglu (TUR) with a tate-shiho-gatame before turning to apply a juji-gatame which forced his overmatched opponent to submit. Read more


Haruka Funakubo retains Junior world title for Japan after perfect day

19 Oct 2017 19:10

Defending Junior world champion Funakubo Haruka successfully retained her Junior World title in Zagreb with a virtuoso display as she won all five of her contests by ippon. The 19-year-old is undefeated in international competition and looks poised for inclusion in this year’s Tokyo Grand Slam at the beginning of December. Read more

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