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Teenage prodigy Abe Uta looks unstoppable

25 May 2018 16:05

Abe Uta of Japan won her fourth IJF World Judo Tour event in a row to extend her winning-streak to 24 contests. Paris Grand Slam winner Abe, 17, held down former Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix bronze medallist Wu Shugen (CHN) for 20 seconds and ippon in the U52kg final. Read more

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Ami Kondo wins her first Grand Prix title

25 May 2018 16:00

Olympic bronze medallist Kondo Ami of Japan topped a Grand Prix medal podium for the first time in her career by defeating Paris Grand Slam silver medallist Kang Yujeong (KOR). Kondo, 23, has won the Worlds, a Masters and five Grand Slams and, at her fourth attempt, triumphed on the Grand Prix stage. Read more

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Dreamfinal for Canada at Grand Prix Hohhot

25 May 2018 09:10

The Olympic Qualification has seriously started at the Grand Prix in Hohhot. From the start fantastic battles can be seen within countries and throughout all weight categories surprises are continuously misleading the expectations. Some of the major contest will be the final U57kg between Canadian Olympic medal hopes Christa Deguchi and Jessica Klimkait. Read more

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Critical situation in Georgia requires solution

24 May 2018 20:50

Among the participants of the Grand Prix no athletes from Georgia at the first Olympic Qualification event. What’s happening in the judo nation that won three World Team titles and celebrated two World Champions and Olympic Champions in 2004, 2008 and 2012. three consecutive Games. Read more

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World Champion Majdov vs Olympic Champion Baker is an option in Hohhot

24 May 2018 13:00

Hosts China have assembled a 56-strong squad for their own Grand Prix and have medal chances on all three days. Some fine judoka will be in action in inner-Mongolia this week. Read more

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Georgian judoka strike for resignation of President Kevkishvili

23 May 2018 16:20

This morning, the building of the country's Judo Federation has been in the focus of the Georgian media and the public. Dozens of muscular guys blocked the entrance and told the reporters that they represent the Georgian national judo teams. Among them were eminent athletes who won a number of medals at competitions of the highest level. Read more

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Christa Deguchi at the start of the Olympic Qualification in Hohhot

23 May 2018 09:05

The opening of qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a date that all international judoka have marked off on their calendars and Christa Deguchi has a greater sense of the anticipation and build-up for the next Olympiad by being based in Japan. Read more

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