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Serbian junior Andrea Stojadinov with senior results

28 Oct 2020 09:10

Last weekend one specific medal caught our eyes. Serbian Lightweight Andrea Stojadinov defeated Paris finalist and Düsseldorf winner Shirine Boukli for bronze. Stojadinov seems to pick up the pace in at senior level. An amount of points will help her to reach the Tokyo Olympic Games. The efforts of last spring in her own little pink dojo with her brother pay off. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy asked her how she prepared for this success. Read more

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Theme for World Judo Day is STRONGER TOGETHER

28 Oct 2020 06:35

The theme for World Judo Day in 2020 is ’STRONGER TOGETHER’ which is a pledge to spread our values when the world needs it most. After the success of the 2019 edition, which saw more than 6,000 trees planted across the five continents, the IJF is once again active to carry out its values. The occasion will be organised and marked on 28th October, all over the world, to celebrate the values of judo. Read more

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Distria Krasniqi full of confidence after Budapest gold

26 Oct 2020 17:10

Distria Krasniqi became the winner of the U48kg division at the 2020 Grand Slam in Budapest. Next year the World Championships will be held in the same city, the same venue, this must have been a great feeling to catch another gold medal for the tiny Kosovan who suffers quite a bit from the postponement of the Olympic Games. Krasniqi came from U52kg and is now aiming for Olympic gold next year in Tokyo. Oon Yeoh interview her after her victory. Read more

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Budapest will host the Judo World Championships in 2021

26 Oct 2020 14:50

Budapest will host the Judo World Championships in 2021 which will be a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Read more

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Latvia cancels Cadet European Championships

26 Oct 2020 09:15

A lost year for cadets. Since 2002 the European children U18 or in the past U17 had championships each year. This year the Championships for cadets would take place in Latva in its capital Riga, but due to the coronavirus it was already postponed until end of November, but also this event will likely be cancelled due to the covid-19 virus and just needs a confirmation by the Executive board. Given the current situation a formality. Read more

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Inal Tasoev wins fifth gold for Russia

25 Oct 2020 22:15

Tthe heavyweight men’s division was again dominated by the Russian team like most of the men’s categories in Budapest. Again it led to a Russian final with Inal Tasoev and Tamerlan Bashaev. The giant against one of the smallest athletes in the heavyweights. With two gold medals already, prior to the last day of competition, Russia could still mathematically be caught, but after Sunday’s demonstration, no other country had a chance to pick up the gauntlet. Read more

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Russian final U100kg with golden boy Ilyasov

25 Oct 2020 22:10

The Russian team dominated the men’s tournament in Budapest. In the category U100kg it wasn’t any different with Niyaz Ilyasov (RUS) and Arman Adamian (RUS) persuading everyone in the category to agree, after a day of strong matches. Aside from the Russian onslaught, like Van ‘t End, in the lower category, wearing the red backpatch of a reigning world champion was not a guarantee of success. Jorge Fonseca (POR) lost in the semi-final, obviously not yet fully sharpened to repeat his Tokyo feat of 2019. Read more

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