World Championships Tokyo - Event

World Championships Tokyo

  • Date: 25 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: World Championships
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The Dream matches of the year

24 Dec 2019 19:05

Joshiro Maruyama won the Worlds at his first attempt and in doing so secured a monumental win over defending world champion Abe Hifumi at the semi-final stage. It turned out to be one of the best fights of the year. Read more

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Deguchi and Fonseca wrote history for their countries

24 Dec 2019 09:25

Both judoka Christa Deguchi (CAN) and Jorge Fonseca (POR) earned their country’s first world judo titles and in doing so wrote their names into the history books. Deguchi won four of her five contests by ippon and beat former teammate and defending world champion Yoshida Tsukasa (JPN) in the final by a waza-ari score from a tani-otoshi. Read more

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Jorge Fonseca survived his darkest period in life

30 Oct 2019 10:05

At 30 August Jorge Fonseca became the first man to become World Champion for Portugal. Suddenly all the work and efforts were paid out in a medal. Besides the extraordinary achievement, it was very special because of a his physical condition a few years ago where Fonseca was diagnosed with cancer. Read more

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Iran Judo Federation suspended by the IJF

22 Oct 2019 16:40

The Iran Judo Federation has been suspended of the from all competitions, administrative and social activities organized or authorized by the International Judo Federation and its Unions. Read more

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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