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Mongolia’s Grand Prix maestro Urantsetseg Munkhbat wins sixth gold

28 Oct 2018 12:25

World number three Munkhbat Urantsetseg of Mongolia was back amongst the medals in Abu Dhabi after finishing fifth at the World Championships in September. The former world champion won her first gold medal in 12 months by pinning down Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Distria Krasniqi (KOS) for 20 seconds after initiating a sankaku turnover and was unrelenting in her committed finish to win the first final in the U.A.E. Read more

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World Champion Saeid Mollaei will fight at World Judo Day

27 Oct 2018 17:00

At the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World champion Saeid Mollaei will wear his red backpatch for first time and will start his competition in the second round against Jack Hatton (USA) on Sunday. In a field of 36 athletes fighting U81kg Mollaei is also in the pool with Tamazi Kirakozashvili (GEO) but should normally survive his pool. Read more

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Kosovo excited to have three finalists in Abu Dhabi

27 Oct 2018 14:20

Kosovo is represented in all of the first three lightweight finals at the Abu Grand Slam. Distria Krasniqi has chosen to fight in the U48kg category and has had to adjust accordingly but has already achieved good results, able to defeat Olympic Champion Paula Pareto in the semifinal after a hansokumake for Pareto. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi set to return at Abu Dhabi blockbuster

26 Oct 2018 16:55

The fourth Grand Slam of the season in Abu Dhabi will see the return of Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo. 348 judoka from 62 nations in action over the next three days including Olympic champions Lukas Krpalek (CZE), Paula Pareto (ARG) and Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS). Read more

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Olympian Arthur Schabel passes away after silver at Veteran World Championships

26 Oct 2018 16:15

Germany mourns the death of judoka Arthur Schnabel. Los Angeles 1984 Olympic bronze medalist surprisingly died in Mexico on Monday. A corresponding message confirmed the first Mannheim judo club, where Schnabel was honorary member. The 71-year-old was in Cancun at the Veteran Judo World Championships, where he finished with a second place. Read more

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Antwerp's Train Station changed into temporary Dojo

25 Oct 2018 11:00

The commuters who jumped off or on the train in Antwerp Central Station on Tuesday, October 23, were pretty surprised when they entered the entrance hall of the most beautiful railway cathedral in the world, as a promotion for the upcoming Belgian Judo Championships for Seniors, which will take place on Saturday 3 November in Antwerp. Read more

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World Championships 2023 and IJF Masters 2020 to Qatar

23 Oct 2018 17:15

Qatar will organise the 2023 World Championships for individual athletes and for teams. Host city Doha will also organise the 2020 IJF Masters. Both events are agreed and signed with the International Judo Federation and the Qatar Taekwondo, JUDO & Karate Federation. Read more

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