World Championships Tokyo - Event

World Championships Tokyo

  • Date: 25 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: World Championships
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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

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Sports drama: Iranian athletes withdraw from World Championships

22 Aug 2019 20:30

Iranian top athlete Mohammad Mohammadi withdrew for the World Championships. Mohammadi didn't go to Japan at all. Saeid Mollaei was also under pressure but did make the accreditation and we are awaiting the draw. on Saturday A very sad moment in sports as Iran agreed with the Judo Federation to respect the Olympic Charter and its non-discrimination principle and the Iran Judo Federation shall fully comply with the charter and the IJF statutes. Read more

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Iranian world bronze medallist Mohammad Mohammadi forced to withdraw for Worlds

22 Aug 2019 17:45

Mohammad Mohammadi will not be included in the draw on Saturday. The Iranian bronze medallist of last year’s World Championships is in a category with Israelian fighter Tohar Butbul. That said, also World Champion Saeid Mollaei is in doubt for prolonging his second World title in a division with Sagi Muki. Muki and Mollaei can only meet in the final or a bronze contest. Read more

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Kosei Inoue wants to win a Japanese medal in each category

21 Aug 2019 16:10

Japanese national men's judo team coach Kosei Inoue said he will be using the world championships starting Sunday at Tokyo's famed Nippon Budokan as a springboard to success at the 2020 Summer Games. Inoue won the world title himself in 1999, 2001 and 2003. He was Olympic Champion in 2000. Read more