Inside News


Soichi Hashimoto the only Japanese U73kg in Baku

8 Sep 2018 07:10

Japan actually has a wealth of talent in the U73kg weight class with Hashimoto, Ono and Ebinuma. Everyone would expect two of them in this class in Baku, but without Riner, Japan wants the +100kg title. Hashimoto goes for the double. Read more


Despite absences lots of fast judoka 60kg in Baku

7 Sep 2018 15:00

Without Ganbat boldbaatar, Amartuvshin dashdavaa, Yeldos Smetov, Walide Khyar, Diyorbek Urozboev and Elios Manzi the U60kg weight class in Baku is a bit devaluated. Nonetheless still enough spectacular judo with the Japanese input of World Champion Naohisa Takato, World number one Ryuji Nagayama and Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov. Read more


No visa for Armenian European Champion Ferdinand Karapetian for Baku

7 Sep 2018 12:35

Armenia’s national team will not participate in the 2018 Judo World Championships in Baku due to lack of proper security guarantees. Armenia and Azerbaijan haven’t been friendly states over the last decennia. European Champion Ferdinand Karapetian is not able to attend these World Championships. Read more


Hifumi Abe poised to prolong the World title

7 Sep 2018 07:05

If there was such a thing as a sure-fire bet in judo, it’d be Hifumi Abe, who is an absolute star in world judo. His dominance and his ability to strike fear in the hearts of his opponents is only matched by probably Shohei Ono. Read more


Azerbaijan looks forward to top teams in Baku

6 Sep 2018 07:55

Eight days of judo ahead at the 2018 Baku World Championships, one day more than the last worlds in Budapest and the same format as the 2020 Olympic Games. In the individual tournament, it can be noted for example that among men, all together, only seven athletes present in the 'top eight' of each category will not be present in Azerbaijan. Read more


Alister Ward about comeback and investment

5 Sep 2018 15:50

Alister Ward was French judoka until 2011, then Canadian until 2014, and back to French since, let’s look at the unusual journey of a U66kg. Read more


The schedule for the 2018 World Championships

5 Sep 2018 09:05

Almost two weeks in advance of the 2018 Baku World Championships the countdown has really started. The National Gymnastics Arena and its 5,000 spectator capacity will vibrate to the rhythm of ippons and the performance of more than 800 competitors, from 133 countries, registered to date is close to the records of the 138 Worlds in Rio in 2007 and the participation record of Paris in 2011. Read more

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