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Majlinda Kelmendi is looking beyond 2020

4 Jul 2017 11:35

One year after her gold medal in Rio, Majlinda Kelmendi still lives in her hometown in Western Kosovo. Very accessible, the Olympic champion has become a symbol of recognition of Kosovo internationally. Read more

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Double World Champion Cho Min-Sun is now referee with the right feeling for performances

4 Jul 2017 08:45

Two-time world champion Cho Min-Sun of Korea is one of her country’s most decorated judoka. Cho, 45, a long-time teammate of IJF Hall of Famer Jeon Ki-Young, is now an IJF A referee who was officiating in Hohhot. Read more

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IJF Voice Neil Adams runs double duties as commentator and IJF Referee Supervisor

3 Jul 2017 09:05

Since 2017 Neil Adams is pulling double duties as an IJF Referee Supervisor and IJF commentator. Great Britain’s first male world judo champion won the World Championships in 1981 either side of reaching the final in the Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. Read more

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Big Krpalek perfectly sets up all-gold backpatch clash with Big Teddy

2 Jul 2017 14:10

Reigning Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek made a sensational fourth appearance in the heavyweight division on the IJF World Judo Tour as he topped the podium in the last contest of the Hohhot Grand Prix 2017. Read more

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Bernadette Graf creates new possibilities with another gold medal U78kg

2 Jul 2017 13:35

Austrian Bernadette Graf looked at home in U78kg category in Inner Mongolia as she beat Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Karen Stevenson of the Netherlands to win her first Grand Prix title at this weight. Graf, who finished fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the U70kg category, has a luxurous situation and may clear the path to someone else U70kg in Budapest. Read more

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World champion Haga triumphs in battle of attrition against Denisov

2 Jul 2017 13:30

Japanese World champion Haga Ryunosuke showed his resolve to defeat Tokyo Grand Slam winner Kirill Denisov of Russia in the U100kg final and establish some form before defending his world crown in Budapest. Read more

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Khusen Khalmurzaev pips world number one Kukolj in Hohhot final

2 Jul 2017 13:10

Russian Khusen Khalmurzaev put his name forward in Hohhot’s Grand Prix as a World Championships medal contender by beating world number one and European Championships winner Aleksandar Kukolj of Serbia in the U90kg final on Sunday. Read more

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