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Jessica Pereira gets closer to the top U52kg

19 Jan 2018 19:05

With no surprise in the women's U52kg, the two favorites, the three-time Grand Prix Gold medalist, Distria Krasniqi (KOS), and the 2017 Pan-American Champion, Jessica Pereira (BRA), entered the final of the Grand Prix in Tunis. Much less active than Krasniqi, Pereira was penalized with a first shido half way to the end and again with a second one just before the last minute. Read more

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Uzbek Shakhram Akhadov wins after 7 minutes of Golden Score

19 Jan 2018 18:05

The second final of the men's divisions, opposed Fujisaka Taroh (JPN) and Shakhram Akhadov (UZB). After a little more than a minute, Akhadov was penalized with a shido for passivity and received a second penalty within the regular time but with no score the two competitors entered the golden score. Read more

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Walide Khyar like a shooting star

19 Jan 2018 17:20

The first final of the men's category opposed the former European champion, Walide Khyar (FRA) and Matjaz Trbovc (SLO) who was participating in his second Grand Prix final. But the final result was the same for the Slovenian as he had to suffer a beautiful homemade ure-nage from Khyar for one of the most spectacular ippons of the final block. Read more

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Daria Bilodid first gold medallist of 2018

19 Jan 2018 16:45

The very first final of the day, of the tournament and of the season opposed Alexandra Pop (ROU), who made her first appearance in the final of a Grand Prix, and the current European champion Daria Bilodid (UKR), who did not offer a single chance to her opponent in the final of the Grand Prix in Tunis and took the first gold of the year. Read more

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World Champion Aaron Wolf out of the game for three months

19 Jan 2018 08:40

Aaron Wolf is injured and will be out of competition for another three months. The Japanese World Champion of Budapest suffers a meniscal lesion. Read more

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Grand Prix Tunis back in the World Tour

19 Jan 2018 01:30

In front of a field of 46 delegations for a total of 335 athletes with 197 men and 138 women, the judo world was gathered for the first time this season. After eight years of absence, the world circuit makes indeed its return to the Tunisian capital. Read more

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IJF head of Refereeing Juan Carlos Barcos explains main rule changes

18 Jan 2018 10:00

Last weekend at the Seminar in Mittersill for referees and coaches, Juan Carlos Barcos explained the new changes of the rules that have been prepared by the different commissions of IJF ( Refereeing, Sport, Education ) as well as some experts, (officials of IJF, Olympic and World Champions) with the aim of making judo more dynamic, interesting and easier to understand for everyone. Read more

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