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Naohisa Takato steals the show in Prague

3 Mar 2018 20:05

Out of 56 judoka, lightweight Naohisa Takato showed his world class. The double World Champion and Olympic medallist took the gold medal at the European Open in Prague. Takato who trained at the Grand Slam training camp in Duisburg took the opportunity to feel the bathwater U66kg and grabbed the gold. Not entirely expected as he had good opposition. Read more

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Arleta Podolak and Karolina Pienkowska shine for homecrowd in Warsaw

3 Mar 2018 19:15

The Polish women have again done an excellent job with one more day to go at the European Open in Warsaw. With two gold medals, but five medals in total, Poland leads the medal table after Arleta Podolak and Karolina Pienkowska captured the first place in their categories. Read more

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Naohisa Takato and Lukas Krpalek eyecatchers at European Open in Prague

3 Mar 2018 12:10

Naohisa Takato is one of the world top athletes of the European Open in Prague. The Japanese double World Champion will start U66kg for a change. In his weight class the number one seed though is Dzmitry Minkou who booked so many successes over the last year. In total 299 judoka are at the start in Prague from 41 country. Read more

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Polish women aim for gold at European Open Warsaw

2 Mar 2018 13:20

Two years ago at the European Open in Warsaw three Polish women won the gold medal. Arleta Podolak, Katarzyna Klys and Beata Pacut, a remarkable result and it will be hard to match. This weekend in Warsaw, approx. 180 women are again centre of the World of Judo. Read more

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Injured World Champion Aaron Wolf skips national championship in Japan in April

28 Feb 2018 12:50

Japanese judoka Aaron Wolf will sit out the national invitational weight class championships in April due to a lingering left knee injury. Takaya Yamaguchi will replace Wolf, the reigning men’s 100-kg division world champion, in the April 7-8 competition at Fukuoka Kokusai Center which also doubles as a qualifier for this fall’s world championships. Read more

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Young Polish judoka Łukasz Wala paralyzed after car crash

28 Feb 2018 09:25

Polish youngster Łukasz Wala crashed at a car incident in Polish at 17 February. The 18-year old judoka damaged the spine and suffered a fracture of the open right leg. Currently, Łukasz is after spinal and right leg surgery and is paralyzed from the waist down. Read more

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No heavyweight gold as both Japanese finalists disqualified

25 Feb 2018 19:25

Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi and two-time Grand Slam winner Ojitani Takeshi both from Japan were not expected to produce one of best contests of the competition when they were paired together but what materialised was an attack-shy final which culminated with a first double disqualification on this stage. Read more

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