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North Korea shows itself at Grand Prix Hohhot, world class players hide

30 Jun 2017 13:15

The Grand Prix in Hohhot in China attracted a number of top athletes such as Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) who competes in the heavyweight category. Also present were Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Dorjsuren Sumiya (MGL) and former world champion Munkhbat Urantsetseg (MGL), as well as reigning world champion Haga Ryunosuke (JPN), who won bronze at the Olympics last year. Read more

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European Cadet Championships: Which cadet will be Olympic medallist in 2024?

28 Jun 2017 14:25

On Friday the Cadet European Championships will take place in Kaunas in Lithuania. It’s the first ever Judo European Championships in Lithuania. The Zalgirio Arena, normally used as basketball arena, will see many families and athletes pack the venue. Read more

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Peter Scharinger new head coach for Denmark

27 Jun 2017 09:15

Denmark has chosen another young trainer to deal with the talents. After the departure of Miguel Lopes who was head coach in Denmark since 2014, Austrian Peter Scharinger (31) has chosen the adventure to work in Denmark. Read more

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The concussion is the underestimated injury in judo

23 Jun 2017 09:10

We all know Travis Stevens, the tiger who was head2head with Ole Bischof and who took Olympic silver in 2016 in Rio. At the Grand Prix in Dusseldorf in 2015 Travis Stevens throws the Frenchman Alain Schmitt with Uchi-mata ippon. When he wants to get up, Stevens stumbles and looks confused. In the repetition of the action you can see that he strikes his own knee against the head when throwing. Read more

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Brazilian David Moura becomes the new world number one

19 Jun 2017 05:05

Brazilian David Moura captured the world number one position for the first time in his career by triumphing in Mexico in the very last contest of the Cancun Grand Prix 2017. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Moura now has back-to-back IJF World Judo Tour victories for the first time in his career and will take some stopping at the World Championships. Read more

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Pole position for Israel’s persevering Peter Paltchik

19 Jun 2017 04:25

Israelian Peter Paltchik won U100kg gold for Israel as a new Grand Prix winner was crowned in Cancun. World number 27 and Bucharest European Open bronze medallist Paltchik, evaded a trademark uchi-mata from world number 28 Fletcher before throwing with a drop seoi-nage with 14 seconds left on the clock. Read more

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First Grand Prix crown for Nikoloz Sherazadishvili

19 Jun 2017 04:05

Spanish Nikoloz Sherazadishvili recorded the best result of his young career as he defeated Bucharest European Open winner Tural Safguliyev (AZE) in the U90kg final to claim his first Grand Prix gold medal. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Safguliyev, 26, led by a waza-ari before Tbilisi-born Sherazadishvili pulled level with a waza-ari score of his own on the edge of the area and pinned down the Azeri with a modified yoko-shiho-gatame for ippon. Read more

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