World Championships Tokyo - Event

World Championships Tokyo

  • Date: 25 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: World Championships
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New world champion in the make at U60kg worlds

25 Aug 2019 09:35

We are going to get a new World Champion U60kg! Naohisa Takato lost his battle with Uzbek Sharafuddin Lutfillaev who reached the semi final against Gusman Kyrgyzbaev of Kazakhstan. The tournament so far has been spectacular with Yang Yung Wei as the sensation who gave the event taste with a win over world championships runner-up Robert Mshvidobadze (RUS) in his first contest. Read more

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Tonaki and Bilodid on course for world title U48kg

25 Aug 2019 08:50

No major surprises so far in the preliminaries for the women’s division U48kg at the World Championships in Japan. The favourites progressed to the quarter finals and a final between Funa Tonaki and defending World Champion Daria Bilodid is still possible. For that final Bilodid will first have to defeat 2013 World Champion Urantsetseg Munkhbat of Mongolia. Read more

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Tokyo Preview men U60kg: Naohisa Takato poised to win fourth world title

25 Aug 2019 00:15

Without a doubt Naohisa Takato will be the one to watch at the first day of the World Championships in his category U60kg. Takato captured three World titles since 2013 and is still the most skilled athlete in this men's lightweight category. Read more

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Tokyo Preview women U48kg: Bilodid major favourite for prolongation

25 Aug 2019 00:05

Can Japan finally beat its biggest rival for women U48kg, Daria Bilodid of the Ukraine, at home in the Budokan? No Japanese beat Bilodid so far in her impressive career. Without a doubt Ukraine's Bilodid is the major favourite to prolong the world title. Bilodid has been beaten only once since November 2017, when she unexpectedly lost to Melanie Clement of France in the 2019 Grand Prix of Tbilisi in March. First she will face Aliyeva or Costa as first round opponent. Read more

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New country record at 2019 Judo World Championships

24 Aug 2019 10:55

The World Championships set a country new record. A colossal 147 countries will take part in the Worlds in Tokyo, more than the 138 countries at the 2007 Worlds in Rio de Janeiro. The 841 active judoka is not a record, but only in Paris in 2011 there were more participants (865). Read more