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Toma Nikiforov pleases judo fans with massive gold in Vise

6 Feb 2017 18:10

Despite the busy weekend with a European event in Lisbon, the Belgian Open in Visé had a good field. Across seven weight categories the French judoka were clearly the strongest. With two gold and eleven medals in total, the French held a 20% stake in the distribution. However, for the Sunday home crowd the victory of Toma Nikiforov was the most appealing. Read more

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Seventh Italian title for Assunta Galeone in Rome

5 Feb 2017 20:40

At the Italian Championships this weekend in Ostia, near Rome, Assunta Galeone won her seventh title. The judoka from Napoli took the gold in PalaPellicone by defeating Valeria Ferrari in the final. Galeone won her first title in 2008. Assunta Galeone: "This race I lived in a very quiet, but I'm doing the same way with all the other things in my life. The next meeting is to Oberwart, then we'll see, but in the meantime I thank the Guardia di Finanza and the important teamwork is being done." Read more

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Axel Clerget starts year well with victory in Lisbon

5 Feb 2017 17:50

Is was a good weekend for the Clerget Family. Axel is still in shape and won the European Open in Lisbon; Arthur Clerget won the Belgian Open in Vise. Axel was the man in Odivelas close, to Lisbon, winning the category U90kg. Read more

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Japanese women pass new rules exam in Sofia

5 Feb 2017 13:40

Not a big surprise, but the Japanese women won the medal table at the European Open in Sofia with a total of ten. On the second day, Mao Izumi (U78kg) won gold, adding a fifth gold medal to the Japanese collection. Read more

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Guillaume Chaine picks up the pace in Lisbon

4 Feb 2017 18:10

Three weight categories were contested today at the European Open in Lisbon. It was gold for Spanish Francisco Garrigos, Tal Flicker of Israel, and Guillaume Chaine of France. Their first experience with the new rules was positive. Read more

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Four gold medals for Japanese women at European Open Sofia

4 Feb 2017 14:45

Japan captured all gold medals at the first day of the European Open in Sofia. Two of them were All Japan finals, Germany by Sappho Coban and Great Britain with Lucy Renshall took the two remaining silver medals. Read more

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European Open season opened in Lisbon and Sofia

4 Feb 2017 09:20

Two European Opens this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria, and close to Lisbon in Odivelas in Portugal. The two events are the European kick-off of the European Open, where many athletes will experience the new rules for the first time in a contest situation. The Portuguese however won't have their two eyecatchers Celio DIas and Jorge Fonseca. Read more

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