World Championships Budapest - Event

World Championships Budapest

  • Date: 28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: World Championships
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Aaron Wolf hunts down seventh world gold for Japan

2 Sep 2017 20:05

Japanese Japan Wolf captured the world title U100kg in Budapest defeating Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia to become Japan’s seventh gold medallist in Budapest from a total of 14 weight categories. After Kosei Inoue, Keiji Suzuki, Takamasa Anai and Ryunosuke Haga another Japanese starlet taking the gold U100kg to Japan. Read more

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Yu Song retains heavyweight gold for China

2 Sep 2017 19:10

Chinese heavyweight Yu Song retained her 2015 world title with a battling displaying on Saturday in Hungary. Yu, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, was only competing for the second time since Rio 2016. She defeated 2014 Junior World Championships winner and world number three Asahina Sarah of Japan in the final for gold. Read more

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Watch the 17 candidates for the IJF athletes commission

2 Sep 2017 15:00

At the World Championships in Budapest five judoka will be elected to represent the athletes in the IJF athletes commission. The next four-year period runs from 2017 to 2020 and current chairman Teddy Riner is not on the list. Read more

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The category U100kg is a true battlefield for the world title

2 Sep 2017 09:25

The 100kg weight class is super competitive and definitely among the most sensational match days at the World Championships in Budapest. Many questions, many opportunities for many athletes. Defending World Champion Ryonosuke Haga of Japan is one of the candidates. But since the Olympic reduction, Haga lost half of his points and is unseeded for Budapest. Read more

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Teddy Riner unseeded at the World Championships in Budapest

2 Sep 2017 09:20

Teddy Riner is not seeded at the World Championships in Budapest. Riner lost 50% of the Olympic points after a reduction last weekend. Same counts for Olympic runner-up Hisayoshi Harasawa who is now ranked tenth and only the first nine are seeded as Russian Andrey Volkov won't compete. Japanese Ojitani is the last seeded. The 14th place is Riner's lowest position ever. Read more