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Team World Championships reactions

1 Sep 2019 18:00

The final for team between Japan and France delivered a few excellent battles. Key match was between former double World Champion Chizuru Arai and current World Champion Marie-Eve Gahie of France. It was Arai who defeated the French world champ. Read more

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Japan confirms candidacy for Olympic team gold

1 Sep 2019 17:25

At the Team World Championships in Tokyo’s Budokan the world of judo saw the host nation taking the gold medal. Prolongation was expected but France made it a real match. The Olympic test event came to an end with the fifth gold medal for Japan. The final was witnessed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read more

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Japan and France heading for Grand Final at Mixed Team event

1 Sep 2019 12:30

The eighth and final day of the World Judo Championships Tokyo 2019 has belonged to the team event and four of judo's powerhouse nations are still standing at the close of the preliminary session. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek sucessfully collects world titles

31 Aug 2019 17:30

Czech star Lukas Krpalek was crowned the new world heavyweight champion after a thrilling last individual contest at the World Championships. Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi of Japan, the world number four, was spurred on by the highly-charged crowd but it was world number two and Olympic champion U100kg Krpalek who had the advantage. Read more

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Akira Sone make statement for the games with world title

31 Aug 2019 17:05

Japanese prodigy Akira Sone became the youngest women’s heavyweight world champion of all time as she won the +78kg crown with a narrow victory over the legendary Idalys Ortiz (CUB). Sone, 19, who was the 2015 Cadet world champion and 2017 Junior world champion, completed her Worlds set by beating her rival Ortiz for the second time with their head-to-series even at 1-1 before the final. Read more

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We will have new heavyweight World Champions

31 Aug 2019 11:50

At the last day of the inidividual Championships in Tokyo defending champion Guram Tushishvili (GEO) was in devastating form in the preliminaries as he won all three of his contests by ippon to breeze into the last four. Read more

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Jorge Fonseca stars for Portugal with first ever world title

30 Aug 2019 17:25

Portugal finally has a world champion. So often they were so close in the finals with Telma Monteiro four times, Barbara Timo on Thursday but finally Jorge Fonseca secured that beloved title. Another world title for Sporting Club de Lisbon where also Daria Bilodid is fighting. Read more