World Championships Budapest - Event

World Championships Budapest

  • Date: 28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: World Championships
  • Comparable competitions:
f78weight

Preview: Who will follow up the legacy of Kayla Harrison U78kg?

25 Aug 2017 11:15

There are two strong candidates for the World title in Budapest for women U78kg. Dutch World Ranking leader Guusje Steenhuis is consistent, strong and very experienced. Perhaps she will be challenged by her Dutch rival, Marhinde Verkerk, who recently made a strong comeback with a gold in Minsk that might secure her the 8th seed in Budapest. Read more

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Knee injury prevents Henk Grol to participate at World Championships

24 Aug 2017 23:05

After Noël van ’t End, also Henk Grol cancelled his participation to the World Championships due to an injury in his preparation. The 32-year year old double Olympic medallist sustained a knee injury a few weeks ago. Eventually the thoughts were positive about participation, but during a match simulation, the conclusion was that the knee was not sufficiently recovered. Read more

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Hifume Abe has many reasons to expect the highest in Budapest

24 Aug 2017 14:10

Hifumi Abe said Thursday he hopes to take a first step toward a coveted Olympic gold as he looks to shake off not being selected for the Rio Olympics by becoming the 66-kg world judo champion. Read more

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Experienced speaker Van Emden lights her candidacy for IJF Athletes commission

24 Aug 2017 11:50

At the World Championships in Budapest it's not only about the competition, besides the 56 medals, also the IJF Congress and Gala, congresses of the continental Unions, many meetings, commercial gatherings are held. One of the most interesting gathering is the election by athletes for the IJF Athletes Commission. Dutch Olympic medallist Anicka van Emden has the experience and is still seeded in athlete commissions at various levels. Read more

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Chinese team without sensational Cheng Xunzhao

23 Aug 2017 23:00

The Chinese judo team will leave for Budapest on Friday to take part in the World Championships which kick off on August 28. Newly named Chinese Judo Association chief Xian Dongmei, a two-time Olympic judo champion, will lead the team to the worlds. Read more