World Championships Baku - Event

World Championships Baku

  • Date: 20 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
  • Place: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Type: World Championships
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Daria Bilodid youngest ever Judo World Champion in history

20 Sep 2018 15:40

Daria Bilodid became the youngest ever World Champion in the history. The tall Ukraine turned from a princess into a queen today. She was already European champion and won all possible titles in Europe, but now she was crowned as the best judoka U48kg of the World after her victory against Funa Tonaki (JPN). Read more

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DAY 1 FINAL BLOCK MEN U60KG Takato vs Nagayama

20 Sep 2018 12:55

For most judo fans the World Championships go as they are planned to go. The category for men U60kg delivered some of the major favourites in the semi finals. The two Japanese both survived the shift and Naohisa Takato is still on track to prolong his world title. Read more

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Day 1 Final Block women U48kg Bilodid vs Pareto

20 Sep 2018 09:50

The World Championships have begun. With some major clashes in the category U48kg the tournament have already seen a few top athletes who’s tournament is over. Kosovo’s medal hope Distria Krasniqi had a very unlucky draw immediately against Daria Bilodid (UKR) in her second match. The last 8 don't surprise though. Read more

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Kelmendi at conference on Gender Equity: Together we are Stronger

19 Sep 2018 22:50

On 19 September, one day prior to Judo Worlds, the IJF hosted its inaugural Conference on Gender Equity in the Hilton Hotel in Baku. The Conference was chaired by Lisa Allan, IJF Head of Gender Equity. One o the guests was Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS), World and OIympic Champion. Read more

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Judo World Championships Preview Day 1 U60kg and U48kg

19 Sep 2018 16:20

Only two times the World Championships had more fighters U60kg then this edition. In a field of 68, only the 2010 Tokyo and 2011 Paris edition had such an amount of class players. The quality is awesome but we’re also missing some guys here. Read more