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1800 points and dollars for grab for the Masters winner in St. Petersburg

12 Dec 2017 09:05

One IJF World Tour event to go this year, the IJF Masters in St. Petersburg and still anything can happen to be ranked first in the World Ranking, good for 50,000 bonus dollars for the leader of 2017. Some of the top athletes will go to Russia to defend their world ranking position and to gain a good starting position for 2018 when the Olympic Qualification will start. 1800 points are for grab in St. Petersburg for the winner. Enough to shake up the current world ranking. Read more

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The German Judo Federation confirms Grand Slam status of Düsseldorf

12 Dec 2017 08:10

What was announced last year is now reality. After various negotiations, the German Judo Association (DJB) will host a Grand Slam in 2018. From 23 to 25 February 2018, Düsseldorf will host the first Grand Slam in Germany. Düsseldorf has the status of a Grand Prix since 2010. The World Tour started in 2009 with the Grand Prix in Hamburg. Before 2008 Hamburg was the city for the Super World Cups, what is now comparable to the Grand Slam. Read more

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Polish Judo Federation Celebrates 60 years of History

11 Dec 2017 10:40

Last weekend, the Polish Judo Federation celebrated its 60th anniversary in Warsaw. Polish Judo Federation President President Jacek Zawadka hosted various distinguished guests in the world of judo and Polish sports. Read more

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Irish judoka Lisa Kearney retires

11 Dec 2017 09:10

Lisa Kearney announced to retire from the sport of judo. Kearney was doing judo for 20 years and became an Olympian for Ireland. One of her highlights was a bronze medal at the Grand Prix in Samsun in 2015 and various victories at World Cup events all around the world. Read more

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Asian Open in Hong Kong delivers Canada five medals

10 Dec 2017 17:10

Canada’s judokas went out in a blaze of glory on Sunday with a haul of five medals at the Asian Open in Hong Kong. Ontario’s Mohab El Nahas led the Canadian delegation by climbing to the top of the podium in the U90 kg category. Louis Krieber-Gagnon, Benjamin Kendrick, Marc Deschênes and Joe Casey Andres were the country’s other medallists. Read more

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Georgians are warming up for Palavnoba championships

7 Dec 2017 13:30

A bit outside of the scope of judo is the Georgian Wrestling style Chidaoba. It’s hugely popular in Georgia and considered as a talent pool for judoka and wrestlers. Many judoka started with Chidaoba. The local championships in Chidaoba is being held at the end of every year and is called "Palavnoba". This weekend in Tbilisi the next tournament of Palavnoba will take place. Read more

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Paula Pareto Athlete Role Model for the Youth Olympic Games

5 Dec 2017 00:05

Paula Pareto was appointed Athlete Role Model for the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games, that will be held next year in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018. She won’t be the only top athlete in Buenos Aires, also European senior Champion Daria Bilodid will be present in an unusual role. She will be acting as journalist in the AIPS young journalists programme. Read more

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