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Daria Bilodid and Alexander Wieczerzak make comeback in Celje

24 Jun 2018 19:55

Daria Bilodid made her return at the tatami after she didn’t fight at the European Championships to defend her title. In Celje this weekend she won the European Cup U48kg on Saturday. The 17-year youngster was obviously the youngest winner this weekend. Bilodid defeated last year’s winner Hitomi Sakaguchi (JPN). Read more

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Alexander Wieczerzak wants to make the impossible possible again

24 Jun 2018 14:35

Alexander Wieczerzak was a great surprise at the 2017 World Championships taking the gold medal U81kg. He never won an IJF event before. The IJF spoke to Germany's reigning U81kg world champion who fights at the European Cup in Celje U90kg this weekend in preparation of the forthcoming World Championships. Read more

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European Cup Celje hosted many former champions

23 Jun 2018 01:50

At the European Cup in Celje 25 nations will get together with more than 300 athletes to fight for 56 medals. It’s the eleventh edition of this European Cup in Slovenia, however with the second lowest amount of athletes in 11 years, only in 2015 there were less participants. Attraction on Saturday is Daria Bilodid picking up some rythme. Read more

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Christa Deguchi (CAN): The great comeback story of the year!

23 Jun 2018 01:30

Christa Deguchi was a rising star in Japanese judo winning a bronze medal at the 2013 Ljubljana World Junior Championships. Later that year she competed in her first Tokyo Grand Slam where she defeated Brazil's Rafael Silva for the bronze medal. She capped off a good year with a gold medal at the 2013 Jeju Grand Prix. Read more

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Ai Shishime wants to show her development in Baku

22 Jun 2018 10:05

World Champion Shishime Ai of Japan took the world title in Budapest U52kg. What are the main challenges to become world champion again in 2018? The IJF asked gave her a few questions to chew on. Read more

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Wang Ki-Chun, double World Champ who peaked early

21 Jun 2018 10:50

Wang Ki-Chun was quite an upstart. Like most South Korean players, he had seoi-nage and reverse seoi-nage in his repertoire but he was more versatile than most, and capable of doing a wide range of other techniques including uchimata, yoko-tomoe-nage, sode-tsurikomi-goshi and various smaller ashiwaza. Read more

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FRIENDSHIP is the theme for the 2018 World Judo Day

18 Jun 2018 18:15

The International Judo Federation will host the eighth and most anticipated edition of the annual #WorldJudoDay on 28 October with FRIENDSHIP selected as this year’s theme. Read more

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