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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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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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IJF President Marius Vizer reacts on the changes in judo for 2018

3 Dec 2017 19:55

Judo’s founding nation excelled on both days of the fifth and final Grand Slam of 2017 as only Mongolia and South Korea could overcome the fortress of Tokyo to win gold. IJF President Marius Vizer and IJF Head Refereeing Director Juan Carlos Barcos answered questions from the media on a variety of subjects. Read more

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Yusei Ogawa wins must-see 14-minute final against returning Krpalek

3 Dec 2017 11:55

Japanese heavyweight Ogawa Yusei was the unexpected winner of the last final of the Tokyo Grand Slam 2017 as he defeated U100kg Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) in a bout for the ages. Their heavyweight duel was literally a thrill-a-minute meeting as both men were devoted to the cause for the four minutes of regulation time and the subsequent and sensational 10 minutes and one second of golden score. Read more

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Perfectionist Sarah Asahina rues manner of her victory but keeps winning

3 Dec 2017 11:45

Openweight world champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) won her home Grand Slam for the second year in a row to extend her lead at the helm of the +78kg rankings. Asahina, 21, won Grand Slam gold medal number four by outmaneuvering 17-year-old Junior world champion Sone Akira (JPN) who conceded three shidos. Read more

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