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Portuguese judo celebrates best year ever

16 Nov 2019 18:30

Sporting Clube de Portugal were crowned double European Judo Champion after beating Yawara-Newa in the men's Champions League final 3-2. In Odivelas best clubs of Europe were gathered for the annual Champions League for clubs, which featured the 8 Best Men's and Women's Teams in Europe. Read more

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Home Favourites Set to Shine at Tokyo 2020 After Grand Slam Dominance

14 Nov 2019 20:05

With 2019 heading for its final curtain, we can start to eagerly look ahead to what next year might bring. From a sporting perspective, the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be an obvious highlight, and Team GB will be looking to improve upon their haul of a solitary bronze medal at the Rio Games of 2016. Read more

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Teddy Riner back at the Grand Slam in Paris

8 Nov 2019 11:10

The world-renowned Paris Grand Slam, the IJF’s iconic French supershow, will be more important than ever in 2020 as the first of four Grand Slam events to take place before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tickets are now on sale for the two-day showpiece (8-9 February) at the AccorHotels Arena which attracts the world’s leading judoka and thousands of fans along with hundreds of media from all over the world. Read more

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How Roy Meyer developed the will to win

6 Nov 2019 14:40

At the Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi Dutch character judoka Roy Meyer captured his first Grand Slam gold medal. Following up another success after his bronze medal at the World Championships in Tokyo, the small Giant showcased his ambitions on the mat and he shared his remarkable celebrations just after his victory with the (home)crowd. Read more

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Japan selects fingerlicking team to Grand Slam Osaka

6 Nov 2019 12:55

The All Japan Judo Federation have picked their strongest team possible for the Osaka Grand Slam this month and reigning world champions (Ono Shohei, Maruyama Joshiro, Abe Uta and Sone Akira) are tipped for Tokyo 2020 Olympics selection if they win the last Grand Slam of the year. Read more

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Historic European title for Jovana Pekovic and Montenegro

3 Nov 2019 17:55

Finally it was the time for Jovana Pekovic. The super talent from Montenegro captured the European U23 title in Izhevsk. She was the only athlete from Montenegro to make the trip to the Ural in Russia. Always those are personal investment she does for such a long time. In a field of just 12 women it was not impossible, but doing it, is part two, but the 21-year old this time took the jackpot. Read more

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Mariam Tchanturia completes Georgian party in Izhevsk

2 Nov 2019 19:30

What an amazing year of one of the most extraordinary talents in Europe, Szofi Ozbas of Hungary. In Izhevsk in Russia Ozbas captured her second European title in less than two months’ time and on top of that she added the Junior World title as best gift for her 18th birthday. Ozbas won the triple just like Eteri LIparteliani (GEO) who grabbed the U23 European title on Friday. Read more

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