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Chinese athletes absent in Paris due to health crisis

3 Feb 2020 14:45

The International Judo Federation was informed that Chinese athletes will not participate in the Paris Grand Slam on February 8 and 9. Due to the health crisis in China, the French embassy in China closed its doors and will not reopen before February 10, which makes it impossible to obtain visas for the Chinese delegation. Therefore the Chinese Judo Federation withdrew their athletes registered for the event. Read more


The Bilodid Kuznetsova family continues in Paris

3 Feb 2020 10:00

The student surpasses the teacher reads an old adage but Daria Bilodid has given a new meaning to this phrase, trained by her mother Svetlana Kuznetsova, a Russian-born judoka who participated in several local tournaments, has a higher bar on her father Gennady Bilodid. Read more


Queen Clarisse Agbegnenou invites you for Paris

3 Feb 2020 09:30

Year of reckoning for the Queen of Bercy Agbegnenou who could go down as the greatest female French judoka of all time in 2020. Four-time and reigning world champion Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA) can seal her legacy by winning the Olympics this summer. Read more


Japanese juniors destroy European opposition in Herstal

1 Feb 2020 13:20

The Japanese junior team impressed with six gold medals at the Adidas International Belgian Open in Herstal. French Cloe Riboulon took the only non-Japanese gold in her category U52kg. The Canadian team finished third with silver medals for Isabelle Harris (-63 kg) and Coralie Godbout (-78 kg). Read more


Paris Grand Slam will see big Teddy as eyecatcher

1 Feb 2020 13:20

The Grand Slam season will be opened in Paris. Paris is the venue for the biggest international judo event in the world. In 2009 it was inaugurated in the World Tour. This year the Grand Slam de Paris shows a record participation registered so far, 121 countries, 742 judokas distributed in 448 men and 294 women. Read more


Is Deguchi the Olympic champion in waiting?

1 Feb 2020 07:30

World champion, world number one and defending Paris Grand Slam champion Christa Deguchi (CAN) is quite simply the judoka to beat in the U57kg category. Deguchi, 24, recorded one of the greatest season’s in IJF World Judo Tour history in 2019 as she won Grand Slams in Paris and Ekaterinburg, a Grand Prix in Montreal, the Pan American Championships and the World Championships. Read more


International Belgian adidas Judo Open in Herstal and Visé where hospitality comes first

30 Jan 2020 17:10

This weekend the International Belgian adidas Judo Open will be held in both Herstal for women and Visé for men. In this Olympic Year the Belgian Open offers a great hub for the Grand Slam in Paris. The hall where judo history was made will deliver fine matches for the sub elite. The Belgian open competes with the European Opens in Sofia and Lisbon which are the opening events in Europe for the same level of athletes. Belgium though has more to offer in terms of hospitality, a training camp and for many athletes closeby in a trusted environment. Read more