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Alexandra Larisa Florian switches from Romania to Azerbaijan

28 Feb 2019 11:20

Romanian judoka Alexandra Larisa Florian switched country to Azerbaijan. The winner of the Grand Slam in Baku fights U52kg where also Andreea Chitu made her comeback. Florian (23) came to an agreement with the Romanian Judo Association. Soon she will make her debut tour in the IJF World Tour. Read more

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Teddy Riner still not in action but no reason for stress

28 Feb 2019 10:00

All top athletes are now busy collecting points for Olympic qualification, except for Teddy Riner, who still has not yet started his campaign and on Wednesday it was announced that he is not selected for the Grand Prix in Marrakech where he actually planned to compete. But Riner will still have to be fit and lose some weight. Read more

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An Ba-ul misses World Championships due to disciplinary suspension

28 Feb 2019 09:25

South Korean judoka An Ba-ul will not compete at the World Championships due to a suspension of 6 month which results in missing the national selection for the Worlds starting at 12 March. An was suspended for six months for doctoring his community service records. The suspension is clouding his chances of competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Read more

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Qualification system for the Olympic Games in Tokyo

27 Feb 2019 13:05

For all judo athletes of the World Judo Tour, the Road to Tokyo started in Hohhot in 2018. You will find below all necessary information to understand the Olympic qualification process, which is now in full swing. In Tokyo there will be 15 events including the mixed team event. Read more

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Mayra Aguiar records first IJF win since 2017

24 Feb 2019 22:30

Double Olympic bronze medallist and two-time world champion Mayra Aguiar (BRA) was back on the top of an IJF medal podium for the first time since 2017 as she denied Germany a gold medal on home soil. Zagreb Grand Prix bronze medallist Anna Maria Wagner (GER) led the way for her country on the last day. Read more

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Kentaro Iida overshadows world champion Cho

24 Feb 2019 20:05

World Judo Masters bronze medallist Iida Kentaro of Japan swept away the opposition in Düsseldorf as he secured his second Grand Slam title. The young Japanese star took the final to world champion Cho Guham (KOR) and caught the owner of the red backpatch with a de-ashi-barai that had the crowd purring in satisfaction. Cho relentlessly attempted his low seoi-nage to no avail. Read more

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This time Hisayoshi Harasawa takes the gold in Düsseldorf

24 Feb 2019 19:55

Japanese heavyweight Harasawa Hisayoshi won his fifth Grand Slam title as he convincingly defeated the highly-touted Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Inal Tasoev of Russia. Olympic silver medallist Harasawa banished his memories from the 2018 edition of Germany’s Grand Slam when he was disqualified along with this teammate Ojitani Takeshi in the final. Read more

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