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Joshiro Maruyama and Hifumi Abe battle for Olympic spot

16 Nov 2020 16:10

Japanese World Champions Joshiro Maruyama (MIKI HOUSE) and Hifumi Abe (Park 24) will have a match to determine who gets onto the Olympic team. With 250 days to go for the Olympic Games start, this is what the fans are looking forward to. It's the ultimate clash between the two top athletes. Read more

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Olympic Judo Chronicles: 1992 Men's +95kg finals

16 Nov 2020 15:30

David Khakhaleishvili became Olympic Champion in Barcelona using the grip on the belt. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy is again creating cutting-edge judo content in the series of the Olympic Judo Chronicles. JudoInside was present in the Palau Blau Grana venue witnessing the distinguished grip of the Georgian fighter. Read more

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Pregnant 2012 Olympic Champion Sarah Menezes announces career break

15 Nov 2020 16:40

Olympic Champion Sarah Menezes revealed last week that she is becoming a mother: "I live a dream, to be a mother". The announcement was made last Friday, on her insta account, along with a photo with her fiancé 2013 World Champion Loic Pietri. Sarah Menezes herself is London’s 2012 Olympic Champion who decided to have a break in her judo career to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother. Read more

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Olympic Judo Chronicles: 1992 Women's +72kg finals

15 Nov 2020 15:05

The top favourite going into the competition was China’s reigning World Champion in the Open Weight division, Zhuang Xiaoyan. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy describes that Championship for women +72kg. JudoInside was present at the Palau Blau Grana stadium where the Spanish heat outside reflected the developments inside the hall. Read more

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European U23 Champion Mathias Madsen pays out for Denmark

12 Nov 2020 09:05

Judo Danmark is building a new future with young coaches. Since a few years the team is led by Austrian coach Peter Scharinger. He obviously lives in Denmark. Before him Miguel Ogando Lopes (POR) worked with the talents from Denmark. Both have been working with three athletes who grew from successful cadets to juniors and now want to get traction at senior level. This week Mathias Madsen won the European U23 title, the best ever performance of his country. Read more

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How Fabio Basile won his Olympic judo gold

12 Nov 2020 09:00

Italy’s Fabio was not an unknown quantity when he stepped on the judo mat at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He had, after all, won the bronze medal at the European Championships that year. In one year he progressed from number 182 to becoming Olympic Champion for the next for five years. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy reviewed this special medal for Italy. Read more

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World Judo Tour over and out for 2020

11 Nov 2020 15:05

The IJF Executive Committee decided not to organise a Grand Prix in Zagreb in November and suspend the IFF World Judo Tour for 2020. After a short return to competitions with the Grand Slam Hungary at the end of October, the IJF hoped that at least another World Judo Tour Event could be organised before the end of the year, but the plan stranded despite the organising skills of the Croatians that hosted two top events last week. Read more

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