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Grand Prix Hohhot hopes to welcome Japanese top team

21 May 2019 13:15

Perhaps we can see the Japanese team in full force at the Grand Prix in Hohhot this weekend where the team of the eventual Grand Slam Baku line-up is again selected. In Baku 20 of the 28 top Japanese cancelled but are again in the draft for this Grand Prix in China. Not yet they are in the banner of the IJF for this event, let's see. One thing is sure, World Champion Uta Abe will make her return in Hohhot. Read more

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Junior European Cup Malaga not a big leap to Marrakech

19 May 2019 20:30

The French juniors captured 16 medals at the Junior European Cup in Malaga this weekend, but the French weren’t the most efficient team as Russia took four gold medals, three in the men’s division. However speaking about efficiency, four Japanese women in Malaga took four medals, three gold of four finallists. Read more

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Ten years history at the European Cup in Orenburg

19 May 2019 17:30

As usual the Russian team dominated the European Cup in Orenburg. With ten gold medals and 32 medals in total. The Russians were followed by four other golden countries, Belarus, France, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. In total there were 14 medal winning nations. The Russian even improved the nine gold medals of 2018. Read more

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Countdown to the battle for World glory in 100 days

17 May 2019 12:50

Hundred days for the Judo World Championships take place in Tokyo the top of the world elite is counting the days with the global judo fans to see judo coming back home where it started. Tokyo will give us the most reliable insight who is capable of taking the Olympic title in the same venue in 2020. Read more

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Good practise for IBSA athletes at Grand Prix in Baku

14 May 2019 22:10

Uzbekistan has the best Paralympic athletes in this moment. With four gold medals at the IBSA Grand Prix in Baku Uzbekistan had the most outstanding performance in Azerbaijan. Obviously just one event where foremost the men picked up three of the four titles. The host country claimed three gold medals and lost four. Read more

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Azeri judoka take three gold at IBSA Grand Prix in Baku

14 May 2019 11:10

At the IBSA Judo Grand Prix in Baku 212 athletes from 35 countries are competing for a medal and important points towards qualification for the next Paralympic Games. The first day brought all seven current Paralympic champions to the tatami. Read more

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Being a Judo referee is not the most popular job

13 May 2019 15:25

Balazs Gosztonyi of Hungary is one of the IJF referees of the dark force. The referees, the one you shouldn’t see, but who should lead the contest in the best way. Sometimes they have to make the hard decisions, rational or with help of the video footage, sometimes clear, sometimes hard to understand. Beautiful ippons or in a rare occasion when a phone drops out of the judogi. Read more

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