World Championships Budapest - Event

World Championships Budapest

  • Date: 28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: World Championships
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Georgia’s fearless European champion Tushishvili, 22, set for Riner and Krpalek tilt

14 Aug 2017 13:00

The new face in heavyweight men's judo, Georgia's Guram Tushishvili, has lit up the heavyweight scene since switching categories on the IJF World Judo Tour this year. The 22-year-old, who previously fought at U100kg, was a shock winner of the Baku Grand Slam in March with scalps over seasoned heavyweights such as double Olympic bronze medallist Rafael Silva of Brazil. Read more

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World Champion Ryunosuke Haga unseeded for Budapest

13 Aug 2017 18:25

The U100kg weight class is super competitive and will definitely be among the most sensational match days at the World Championships in Budapest. There are many questions and many opportunities for many athletes. Defending World Champion Ryonosuke Haga of Japan is one of the candidates. But since the Olympic reduction, Haga has lost half of his accumulated points and is unseeded for Budapest. Read more

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Korea recovering from Rio retaining World titles

13 Aug 2017 13:25

Judo superpower South Korea is under pressure to atone for Rio woes having missed out on an Olympic judo gold for the first time since 2004. Korea failed to win Olympic gold in Rio for the first time since the Athens 2004 Olympics. Read more

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Venezuela’s Elvismar Rodriguez could star at first World Championships

13 Aug 2017 11:20

Elvismar Rodriguez shone in the latter stage of the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase to secure a surprise place at the Games. The surprise was the fact that Rodriguez, 20, captured a spot at the grandest stage of all so early into her promising career. Read more

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Olympic revelation Cheng bids to become China’s first male world judo champion

10 Aug 2017 15:05

China’s Cheng Xunzhao may have won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but he left Brazil as one of its biggest winners. The 26-year-old ippon-seoi-nage specialist was unseeded at the Games and took part with little in the way of expectations or fanfare from his country. Whether or not he will compete in Budapest is the big question; he is not on the registration list yet. Read more