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Takaichi Kengo untouchable for competitors in Tashkent

6 Oct 2016 21:30

Takaichi Kengo of Japan won U66kg gold for Japan at the Grand Prix of Tashkent with a determined display on day one. Takaichi, 23, who was behind Ebinuma Masashi in the domestic pecking order in the race for Rio, looks poised to be in a battle with boy wonder Abe Hifumi on the road to Tokyo 2020. Read more

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Uzbek judoka Mukhriddin Tilovov unstoppable in first IJF appearance

6 Oct 2016 21:25

Complete unknown Mukhriddin Tilovov of host nation Uzbekistan won the first men’s final at the Grand Prix in Tashkent as he stunned the opposition to give his country a golden start to their home event. Read more

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Tuitekova denies Uzbekistan’s cadet world champion for Kazakhstan victory

6 Oct 2016 21:20

Aigunim Tuitekova of Kazakhstan was the surprise winner in the U52kg category as she sealed her first IJF World Judo Tour victory by ending the spirited run of 18-year-old cadet world champion Diyora Keldiyorova of Uzbekistan. Read more

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Anastasiia Konkina sends Russia to the top of the medal table

6 Oct 2016 21:20

Russian middleweight Anastasiia Konkina made a highly-impressive IJF Grand Prix debut as she won all three of her contests by ippon including the final. Read more

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Mariia Persidskaia steps up with Grand Prix gold for Russia

6 Oct 2016 21:15

Russian lightweight Mariia Persidskaia won her first IJF gold medal in the first final of the Tashkent Grand Prix 2016. The top seed and Sofia European Open winner squared off against Orenburg European Cup bronze medallist Lilia Lotfullina, for the right to be Russia’s representative on the top of the medal podium. Read more

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Host towns warm up as Judo comes home at Tokyo Olympics

6 Oct 2016 17:30

A total of 122 local governments have so far registered to be host towns, hoping to be the site of a training camp or to welcome foreign athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Judo comes home! Read more

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Small participants field in Tashkent but quality still high

5 Oct 2016 19:30

The male judoka in Uzbekistan have always been much more important in history, Armen Bagdasarov was one of the first with a huge success as vice Olympic champion in 1996. Read more

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