News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

North Korean team not able to attend World Championships

17 Aug 2019 16:25

   Klaus Müller / Watch: https://km-pics.de/
20171018_junior_world_championships_zagreb_km_yong_gwon_kim_prk

The team of North Korea won’t be a part of the World Championships in Tokyo. Last year North Korean was part of the bronze mixed team in a first unified team with five judoka from the South and one judoka from the North for the mixed team event.

At first place two men and six women were selected for the 2019 World Championships, but the North Korea have cancelled its planned participation in the World Judo Championships to be held from August 25 at Tokyo's Budokan.

North Korea was expected to send a three-member delegation, including vice sports minister Won Kil U, to the seminar to be held in the Japanese capital next week.

The Japan Olympic Committee will use the occasion to provide officials from Olympic committees of countries and regions participating in the Olympics with information about the Olympic venues and other facilities.

The Japanese government has said that it will give the North Korean delegation permission to attend the seminar as an exception from Japan's sanctions that bans North Korean nationals in principle from entering the country.

Informed sources say that the North Korean side notified Japan of its decision to cancel the trip. Men's lightweight Yong Gwon Kim finished seventh last year in Baku and was again in the draft selection.

North Korea has agreed with the International Olympic Committee on a plan to form joint teams with South Korea in four sports categories including judo for the Tokyo Games.

These were the athletes that were selected, but will have to stay home.

U60: Jae Yong An and Yong Gwon Kim   

U48: Yu Sun Jon and Jong Hung Kim 

U52: Song Sim Rim        

U57: Hyo Sun Ri and Jin A Kim   

U70: Sun Yong Kwon

Fundraising with GoGetFunding

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Yong Gwon Kim (PRK) - World Championships Juniors Zagreb (2017, CRO) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • World Team Championships Baku (2018, AZE) - © David Finch, Judophotos.com
  • World Team Championships Baku (2018, AZE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20180920_jh_wch_baku_60_naohisa_takato_jpn

DAY 1 FINAL BLOCK MEN U60KG Takato vs Nagayama

20 Sep 2018 12:55

For most judo fans the World Championships go as they are planned to go. The category for men U60kg delivered some of the major favourites in the semi finals. The two Japanese both survived the shift and Naohisa Takato is still on track to prolong his world title. Read more

20200208_gs_paris_km_christa_deguchi_can

Canadian Judo queen Christa Deguchi agrees with postponement

28 May 2020 10:00

World Champion and Paris winner Christa Deguchi is facing the coronacrisis from her home in Japan. The Canadian judoka had a good pre-season but was interrupted by the crisis. Read more

20200208_gs_paris_cf_christa_deguchi_8

Judo in the time of Covid-19: Christa Deguchi

20 May 2020 08:25

Canada have a luxury position having two Olympic medal candidates U57kg in Christa Deguchi and Jessica Klimkait. Last year Deguchi was crowned as the first ever World Champion for Canada. The cat lover lives in Japan and shows us her social media outings with her cats on Instagram. Foremost she is waiting until a new life can start as the number one medal candidate for gold in Tokyo. It’s a nice time to get to know her and JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh wondered where she is holding up with her cats Tuna and Mayo. Read more

2019_tokyo_battle_yeldos_smetov

Judo in the time of Covid-19: Yeldos Smetov

12 May 2020 09:20

Yeldos Smetov is the second and last World Champion of Kazakhstan so far. In 2015 he won the world title in an all Kazakh final. Smetov took bronze last year at the worlds and still in the race for the Olympic gold medal, in fact he is determined to grab it and quit his judo career at his highlight. JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh asked Smetov about his ambition, his rivals and pride. Read more

20190223_dusseldorf_ijf_fb_ben_venue

Is virtual Judo the next step in corona time

8 May 2020 09:30

It's not so easy to bet on sports these days. Although the football starts up in some countries, Judo is still tough to make some money with your expertise. Sure, any online betting company offers a range of sports but for judo you got to stick to the fantasy Games like IJF organised for the 2019 World Championships. Let's hope Judo is back soon, so you can expose your expertise in the online games. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Brasilia2019
1Montreal2019
1Marrakech2017
1Zagreb2017
3Budapest2017
Result City Date
1Budapest2019
2Qingdao2019
3Brasilia2019
1Tokyo2019
3Montreal2019

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description