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Sensational Christian Parlati lifts Italy to second in the medal table

20 Oct 2018 06:45

Italian Christian Parlati was the leading man in the U81kg category as he found a way past Kasahara Hiromasa (JPN) to spark the now familiar celebrations from the wonderful Italian team. Kasahara, who was fighting at his first and last Junior World Championships as he will be too old to compete next year, was launched with a ashi-guruma for ippon with 59 seconds left on the clock. Read more

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Alice Bellandi strikes as Italy’s gold rush illuminates day three

20 Oct 2018 06:30

Italian Alice Bellandi won her country’s second World Junior gold medal of the day and third overall as she beat uchi-mata specialist Shimmori Ryo (JPN) in the U70kg final. Bellandi took over the contest in golden score with a o-uchi-gari after 66 seconds of added time to send the Italian delegation wild in the stands. Read more

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Dutch ace Sanne Vermeer victorious after 2017 silver

20 Oct 2018 06:10

Dutch judoka Sanne Vermeer won the Junior World Championships with a comprehensive victory over Danish Laerke Olsen in the U63kg final. Vermeer had a razor sharp focus all day long and immediately breached the scoreboard with a waza-ari from a ko-soto-gari. Read more

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Unbeatable Lasha Bekauri captures gold for Georgia

20 Oct 2018 05:25

Georgian super talent Lasha Bekauri was crowned Junior world champion on Friday with a scintillating display in the U90kg category. Georgia’s latest -90kg hope upset highly-touted St. Petersburg Junior European Cup bronze medallist Murao Sanshiro (JPN) in the final. Read more

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Special day for Italian juniors as they claim two world titles

20 Oct 2018 00:35

What an amazing day for the Italian team. Never in Italian history have world titles were captured in one day, let alone three world titles in one event. On the third day of the World Championships in Nassau, Bahamas, Alice Bellandi and Christian Parlati claimed junior world titles. Read more

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Turkey’s Ciloglu breaks Japanese resistance to go one better than 2017 silver

19 Oct 2018 08:00

Turkish top talent Bilal Ciloglu showed his maturity and top level experience by coming from behind to defeat a Japanese judoka in a major final which is an extremely rare feat. Read more

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Manuel Lombardo rules the world for Italy

19 Oct 2018 07:50

Italian judoka Manuel Lombardo celebrated Junior World gold with a thrilling display in the U66kg category. It was the second big title this year as he also won the Junior European title. Read more

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