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Nora Gjakova claims first IJF World Tour gold for Kosovo

7 Apr 2017 21:05

Undoubtedly, it was a sumptuous day for Kosovo, as for the second time of the day, the small country of the Balkans, opened the doors of the final thanks to Nora Gjakova this time. Although she was a bit more laborious than Krasniqi in U52kg. Gjakova who was ill this week didn't give her best judo and still won the gold. Read more


Distria Krasniqi helps with gold at great day for Kosovo

7 Apr 2017 21:00

Kosovo had a great day at opening of the Grand Prix of Antalya. Distria Krasniqi, reached the final after clear victories during the elimination phases. Junior World Champion in 2015 and training partner of the Kosovan Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, Krasniqi did not spend much time on the tatami as she successively eliminated Ariel Bezalel (ISR) and Merve Tas (TUR) by ippon. Read more


Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh most successful female Kazach judoka ever after gold

7 Apr 2017 20:50

It was no surprise that Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh of Kazakhstan qualified for the final in the U48kg category. Third in the world ranking, the one who began her career with the Mongolian team, is now well placed in the top of the world ranking under the banner of Kazakhstan (since 2015), especially since her magnificent bronze medal at the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Read more


Two Olympic medallists among 253 judoka at Grand Prix Antalya

6 Apr 2017 23:35

This weekend the World Tour moves on to Antalya in Turkey which is the new location for the Grand Prix held in Samsun over the past three years. New President Sezer Huysuz welcomed the coaches and athletes of 34 nations and a total of 253 athletes will be fighting in the city that has been asked to organize the World Junior Championships as well in October. Read more

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Miguel Lopes in his last month as Danish head coach

5 Apr 2017 09:20

Miguel Lopes, who has been Head Coach of Judo Denmark since 1 January 2014, resigns per 30 April 2017. Miguel's contract expired on June 30, but he has therefore chosen to join the cooperation with Judo Denmark two months earlier than planned The Danish Judo Federation board is satisfied about the cooperation and saw Denmark a growing number of impressive results. Read more


Jason Morris honoured at New York Open

3 Apr 2017 08:25

A USA Judo and New York Athletic Club (NYAC) legend, Jason Morris received the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" on March 26, 2017 at the historic NYAC. Morris was on hand at the historic club to coach the USA Men's team at the 34th NY Open when, during a break in the action, he was surprised with the ceremony to celebrate his phenomenal achievements in the sport of judo. Read more

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Dislocated shoulder for Mashu Baker at unfortunate comeback

2 Apr 2017 19:30

Olympic Champion Mashu Baker’s participation for the World Championships in Budapest is in danger. Baker was not among the athletes nominated for the World Championships after he made un unfortunate comeback at the All Japan Championships on Sunday. Read more

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