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Top judoka De Wit and Orujov cancel Europeans

10 Apr 2021 23:05

Two top athletes won’t be participating at the European Championships in Lisbon next week. Both players announced their absence due to a COVID-19 positive test. Frank de Wit and Rustam Orujov both communicated their absence via social media. Read more


Korea takes Asian mixed team title

9 Apr 2021 22:50

The mixed team of Kore have won the Asian Mixed team title. The final team match was intense, with the infamous gripping and unorthodox throwing techniques of the Korean team, pitted against the dynamism and often surprising strategy of the Kazakh judoka. On paper, after the individual competition, the Korean team looked to be the stronger of the two, but form doesn’t always dictate results and an exciting final went ahead. Read more


Korea, Japan and China divide the medals at Asian Oceania Championships closing day

8 Apr 2021 15:55

On the last day of the Asian and Oceania Judo Championships in Bishkek (KGZ) the three Japanese participants won two of the three categories and a silver medal. China, Uzbekistan and Korea won the other three continental titles which resulted in the medal victory for Korea. Read more


No Olympic Games for Belgian judoka Gabriella Willems after knee injury

7 Apr 2021 16:20

Judoka Gabriella Willems can forget the Olympic Games after she got sidelined for a long time with a serious knee injury. The 23-year-old Willems was taken away from the tatami in Antalya on Friday in her match against Barbara Matic. On Wednesday the diagnosis came hard: Willems tore her ligaments and will therefore miss the Olympic Games. Read more


Vladimir Zoloev captures first ever Asian judo title for Kyrgyzstan

7 Apr 2021 15:45

For the first time in history the National Judo Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic celebrated a continental champion after Vladimir Zoloev captured the gold medal U81kg at the Asia-Oceania Senior Championships in Bishkek. The home country had already secured a bronze medal on Tuesday. A beautiful gift for his 28th birthday. Read more


Two positive COVID-19 cases forces Indian judo team to withdraw from Asian Championships

7 Apr 2021 13:30

The 16-member judo team from India was forced to withdraw from the ongoing Asia-Oceania Championships currently held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after two athletes tested positive for coronavirus just before the start of the tournament. The judoka tested positive after landing in Kyrgyzstan. Read more


The complex choice for Shirine Boukli analysed

7 Apr 2021 11:35

On Tuesday the French Judo Federation announced the selection for the Olympic Games. Larbi Benboudaoud put an end to the suspense very quickly. The tension was in the U70kg and U48kg category. U70kg will be decided at the Euros but Shirine Boukli was chosen to represent the French in Tokyo. Lesprit du Judo analysed the choice. Read more

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