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Dutch men, French women and Russian juniors strong in St. Petersburg

16 Apr 2017 19:45

At the second day of the European Cup for juniors in St. Petersburg the Russian juniors added three more gold medals. Both France and the Netherlands were strong as well with two gold medals. Russia passed Japan in the medal table. Japan claimed one victory on Sunday. Read more

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Natig Gurbanli captures hattrick win in St. Petersburg

15 Apr 2017 20:25

Japan was again the strongest nation at the first day of the European Cup for Juniors in St. Petersburg. This junior event is one of the strongest around always with the Japanese junior team attending. With three titles the Japanese youngsters topped the table. Read more

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Nadjib Temmar the big man in Algerian judo team

15 Apr 2017 17:20

With seven gold medals Algeria was clearly the leading nation of Africa this weekend. At the African Championship in Madagascar the team took seven gold medals, just as much as the 2011 edition. With 18 medals in total also the amount of medals was a clear success. Read more

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Taciana Lima Cesar captures fifth African title

14 Apr 2017 17:25

The first title of the African Championships is traditionally reserved for Taciana Cesar of Guinee-Bissau. Cesar nee Lima, won her fifth consecutive African title. In the final in Madagascar she won by ippon against Olfa Saoudi, a repetition of last year’s final in Tunis. The 33-year old Cesar was Pan American Champion in 2001. In 2013 she switched from Brazil to Guinee-Bissau. Read more

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Lightweights of Madagascar give host nation hope for African title

13 Apr 2017 09:10

This week the African Championships kick off a series of Continental Championships. This edition is held in Madagascar. Last year the championship was held in Tunisia and the host nation led the medal table with five gold medals followed by Egypt with four titles. The star of Madagascar is Asaramanitra Ratiarison who won four back-to-back medals at African Championships since 2013 in her weight class U48kg. Read more

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It's tough being a Japanese judoka

11 Apr 2017 14:00

Japan has such depth in judo that in some categories you have multiple players who are absolutely world-class. Read more

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Latvian cadets are warming up for European Championships in Baltic States

11 Apr 2017 13:55

The Azeri young men and German young women have had a good practice at the European Cup for Juniors in Teplice. Their practice ended in a substantial amount of gold medals which is a good grade for the Cadet European Championships end of June in Kaunas in Lithuania. Neighbours Latvia showed a good form. Read more

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