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Rok Draksic head coach of Finland

26 May 2020 10:30

Slovenian Rok Draksic is the new head coach of the Finnish Judo Association. The Slovenian former number one in the world ranking list, six-time European medallist Rok Draksic is looking forward to his new job: “My goal is to bring Finnish judokas“ back to the game ”. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Baruch Shmailov

26 May 2020 08:35

Baruch Shmailov is the best ranked Israelian athlete U66kg and he is a top 10 player for three years now. He is the chosen one for the Olympic Games, but corona changed the world. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy spoke with Baruch Shmailov about his roots, the Israelian competition techniques and love. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Amy Livesey

25 May 2020 08:45

Amy Livesey comes from a judo family with sister Bekky and brother Owen. She’s been all around the world but the Olympic Games are still a dream. Lots of competition for the Livesey’s and in this time of period you can only qualify to stay safe. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy asked Amy Livesey how the European U23 Champion of 2015 is dealing with the circumstances these days. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Daria Mezhetskaia

24 May 2020 15:35

When Daria Mezhetskaia won the European title last year you might have thought, this the new middleweight for the future. You might be correct, but the way up is always bumpy. Judo for women in Russia has never been easy. There is a lot of competition, a high demand and standard but the circumstances are optimized to get the best environment for young talent. There’s lots of things Mezhetskaia wants to improve. Irakli Khmelidze asked her about her roots and way up. Oon Yeoh shaped it to the following must read. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Giorgi Tenadze

23 May 2020 18:55

In 1988 Giorgi Tenadze was a surprise taking bronze at the Olympic Games in Seoul. First of all by beating Toshihiko Koga who was the rising man. American Mike Swain was the current World Champion who had beaten Frenchman Marc Alexandre in the world championships final in 1987, the Frenchman became World Champion, but who was Tenadze? Well, he is still very active in judo and master of many top fighters. Oon Yeoh and Irakli Khmelidze interviewed the legend from Gori on the ocassion of his birthday. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Laerke Olsen

23 May 2020 08:45

Laerke Olsen is one of the three super talents of Denmark. With Emmy Sook and Mathias Madsen they travel the world to fight with the best. It’s a long time since Denmark had such judo generation however internationally it’s very hard to get traction. For a small judo country like Denmark you must do everything everyday to reach the Olympic dream. JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh spoke with Laerke Marie Olsen. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Evelyne Tschopp

22 May 2020 16:30

It's tough being an international player if you come from a small judo nation like Switzerland, where judo is not popular, but somehow Evelyne Tschopp has managed to succeed. This is her story, drawn up by JudoCrazy's Oon Yeoh. Read more

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