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Why Riner will need the World Championships

17 Jul 2019 08:15

The World Championships will need Teddy Riner to give a pure blockbuster on the last day of the individual Worlds, however Teddy Riner will also need the World Championships to reach the qualifying zone for the 2020 Olympic Games. We'll explain to you. Read more

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Reactions on the death of Craig Fallon

17 Jul 2019 08:00

Athletes from all over the world are shocked by the sudden death of 2005 World Champion Craig Fallon, the last Briton who became World Champion. It triggered many reactions from the world of judo including some of the current British team whether they trained with him or not, Craig made a great impression. Read more

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British judo legend Craig Fallon dies at age of 36

16 Jul 2019 12:25

The judo world is shocked by the death of World Champion Craig Fallon. He went missing on Saturday and was found dead on Monday morning aged just 36 on The Wrekin. His body was found at a hill, a beauty spot, near Wellington which is 40km west from Wolverhampton. Fallon was just appointed as head coach of the Welsh Judo Association. Read more

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Judostories are born on the mat: the ippon family

15 Jul 2019 09:05

Budapest will organise the 2022 World Championships (and they organised 2017 perfectly) but also Budapest is host of the IJF headquarters and the mainframe of IBSA judo (blind judo association) is based in Hungary but there is also a very special family living in this judo country. Read more

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Or Sasson back on track with heavyweight gold

14 Jul 2019 20:20

Israel’s Or Sasson had the final say at the Budapest Grand Prix as he conquered Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win his fourth Grand Prix title. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Sasson threw with a ko-soto-gake eight seconds into golden score for gold and, after this stellar showing, will expect to be in the frame for a medal at the World Championships in Tokyo. Read more

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Aaron Wolf retains gold in Budapest

14 Jul 2019 19:20

Japan’s 2017 World Champion Wolf Aaron won his fourth Grand Prix gold medal with a win over Tel Aviv Grand Prix bronze medallist Grigori Minaskin (EST). All Japan Openweight Championships winner WOLF employed his uchi-mata to devastating effect as he scored twice with the technique to start off Japan’s gold rush on the last day. Read more

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Spanish World champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili strikes

14 Jul 2019 19:10

World number one Nikoloz Sherazadishvili of Spain captured his second Grand Prix gold medal with a nail-biting win over Osaka Grand Slam winner Mukai Shoichiro (JPN) in the U90kg final. Sherazadishvili, who previously topped a Grand Prix podium in Cancun in 2017, prepared for his upcoming title defence in Tokyo by beating one of his strongest challengers. Mukai had to settle for silver after having his ko-soto-gake countered for ippon. Read more