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Judo World Championships Preview Day 1 U60kg and U48kg

19 Sep 2018 16:20

Only two times the World Championships had more fighters U60kg then this edition. In a field of 68, only the 2010 Tokyo and 2011 Paris edition had such an amount of class players. The quality is awesome but we’re also missing some guys here. Read more

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Outstanding line-up with horrifying first round clashes U48kg

19 Sep 2018 15:20

The draw of the World Championships held in Baku delivered a few awesome matches in the first rounds. Some even horror matches as some of the expected favourites will meet each-other in a battle to continue the tournament or leave soon. Read more

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Preview: Asia vs Europe in men's U60kg class

19 Sep 2018 14:30

The men’s U60kg category is somewhat devaluated without a lot of tough guys. Like Smetov, Urozboev and some more talents. The 68 athletes will for sure make a party tough, but one side is more Asian oriented, the other more Eastern European. Read more

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19 new Hall of Famers inducted at World Championships opening gala

18 Sep 2018 23:10

The IJF inducted 19 luminaries from the sport into its Hall of Fame on Tuesday at a gala dinner at the Buta Palace in Baku ahead of the 2018 World Judo Championships. Judo legends, Olympic champions, sporting greats and special guests were among those in attendance. Read more

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Hall of Fame is a Well-Deserved Recognition for Jimmy Pedro

18 Sep 2018 19:35

Jimmy Pedro will be the first ever American judoka to be inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame. In Baku, Azerbaijan, a celebration and commemoration is in store for one of the most profound American judoka in history. Read more

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Miryam Roper-Yearwood, Captain of her soul

17 Sep 2018 10:50

At 22 September Miryam Roper-Yearwood will fight at the World Championships for Panama. Roper decided only SHE could decide when she’d retire, the former German, in her thirties, is feeling young again, fighting under the Panamanian flag since 2017. Read more

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Russia take first Junior European Mixed Team title

16 Sep 2018 20:35

Russia is the first Junior Mixed team champion of Europe. In Sofia the Russian Juniors defeated the team of France in the final by 3-5. The first victory though was for France. Read more

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