Inside News


Exciting road to Tokyo of Dominic Ressel

20 Feb 2019 16:30

Germany have a long and storied tradition of success in the U81kg weight category. From 2003 world champion Florian Wanner, to 2008 Olympic silver and 2012 Olympic champion Ole Bischof, to European medallist, World Team medallist and Grand Slam winner Sven Maresch and now 2017 world champion Alexander Wieczerzak and Paris Grand Slam gold medallist Dominic Ressel. Read more


Expected clash Ono vs Ebinuma in Düsseldorf

20 Feb 2019 09:55

Olympic champion Ono Shohei and three-time world champion Ebinuma Masashi put on a classic at the Osaka Grand Slam in November. Read more


Record number of athletes in Düsseldorf for Grand Slam

20 Feb 2019 09:20

From Friday Düsseldorf will host the second Grand Slam of the season and of its history. Initially a Grand Prix, the event was upgraded last year for the first time. With Paris Grand Slam, which took place just a couple of weeks ago, and the road to Tokyo worlds and Olympics in full swing, the number of athletes who will participate in the event during the weekend is particularly high. Read more


Grand Prix in Olympic City of Montreal

19 Feb 2019 10:25

In July 2019, Canada will welcome its first ever Grand Prix. Before that, the IJF visited northern Canada and Montreal to learn more about the challenges faced by an important player in the judo world. Read more


Olympic Champion Mashu Baker injured

19 Feb 2019 10:05

Japan's Olympic gold medalist Mashu Baker will skip this week's Dusseldorf Grand Slam due to a right hamstring injury. 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic champion Baker, will miss the qualifier for the world championships in Tokyo held in August. Read more


Discover Denis Vieru the Paris sensation U66kg

19 Feb 2019 09:50

One of the biggest surprises at the Grand Slam in Paris was Moldovan judoka Denis Vieru. He won gold in Paris defeated Vazha Margvelashvili (GEO) in style with a beautiful tai-otoshi. Denis Vieru was interviewed one day later to get to know him better. Read more


IJF President Vizer: European Open is for club level

18 Feb 2019 22:00

Last weekend the European Open was held in Rome and Oberwart. In a busy schedule with an increasing number of senior events the IJF President Marius Vizer was asked for the status of the European Open. Read more

Judo birthday