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 wave of athletes switch nations in advance of IJFs blockbuster event

7 Aug 2019 15:10

The Judo World Championships will set new records in participants. The registration period is over and so far, 898 athletes are noted representing 152 countries, spread over the five continents. The record of 2011 in Paris will be improved. At those World Championships 131 countries were present and 865 athletes fought for the 56 medals. Read more


Japan has the youngest athletes of the top teams

7 Aug 2019 09:30

For the forthcoming World Championships every judo fan will be looking for the Japanese team. The home team will send a full squad to Tokyo. That means nine men and nine women and seven titles to defend. Usually that means two weight categories from each gender division will have a second player. Read more


Azerbaijan to the Worlds without Orkhan Safarov

6 Aug 2019 13:40

With 18 medals for Azerbaijan in the history of this young country is strong in judo. The men dominate with fifteen medals and one world title for Elkhan Mammadov, the current head coach of the men’s team. Last year in Baku the team won two medals, in 2017 a best ever with four medals including two finals for Rustam Orujov and Orkhan Safarov, the man who is missing in this edition in Tokyo at the end of this month. Read more


Injured World Champion An CHang-Rim cancels Worlds

1 Aug 2019 11:40

World Champion An Chang-Rim will not be able to defend the World title. The Korean star is too injured ad had to take the difficult decision to withdraw from the championships starting from 25 August. An was the only one to stop the Japanese opposition last year and captured the world title for the first time since 2010 by a non-Japanese fighter. Read more


Marko Spittka no longer Austrian head coach

1 Aug 2019 09:40

With less than a year to go, Austria relieved Marko Spittka of his job as head coach. Spittka was coach since 2013 and the face of Austrian judo. The decision was taken by the board of the Austrian Judo Federation, one month in advance of the most important qualification tournament for the Games. Read more