World Championships Tokyo - Event

World Championships Tokyo

  • Date: 25 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: World Championships
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Double world champion Daria Bilodid still a teen

10 Oct 2019 21:50

Daria Bilodid celebrated her 19th birthday on Thursday and can look back at an excellent year where she periodised her schedule. Still she had the time to do some of her favourites things outside judo and suffered one loss only. It turned out to be a very useful loss and in Tokyo where the pressure was at the highest level, again she defeated the Japanese opposition. Bilodid captured her greatest gift with a second world title. She promotes cars these days and started her driving lessons. The dream continues, to win Olympic gold. Read more

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Top judoka Jack Hatton dies at age of 24

29 Sep 2019 16:00

American top judoka Jack Hatton passed away, just after his 24th birthday. A devastating message in the world of judo that again mourns about the passing of a young athlete in a tragic year. Jack was pursuing his dream of becoming a member of the 2020 Olympic Team of the USA for the first time. Read more

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Hatton's death is a wake-up call for all athletes

25 Sep 2019 17:45

Everyone will recognize a situation as a top athlete doing his utmost to reach the top, maybe even the Olympic Games. He goes and lives from event to event, from training to training and from city to city. Everything is does and breathes is judo. Not just to physically practice everyday but also in the mindset. You can win and you can lose, but the loss of Jack Hatton is harsh knowing the facts. Change is in the dialogue, as nobody knew anything. Read more

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Brazilian judo hero Rafaela Silva admits positive doping test

20 Sep 2019 23:35

Brazil's Olympic judo champion Rafaela Silva on Friday admitted testing positive for the banned substance fenoterol, which is used to treat asthma, but insisted she was innocent, French agency AFP reports. Rafaela Silva who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo World Championships said: "I am clean and I will continue to train and fight to prove my innocence," Silva told a news conference. Read more

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Iran Judo Federation suspended by IJF

18 Sep 2019 11:45

Following what happened during the last World Judo Championships Tokyo 2019, the International Judo Federation pronounces against the Iran Judo Federation a protective suspension from all competitions, administrative and social activities organized or authorized by International Judo Federation and its Unions. Read more