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Daria Bilodid first gold medallist of 2018

19 Jan 2018 16:45

The very first final of the day, of the tournament and of the season opposed Alexandra Pop (ROU), who made her first appearance in the final of a Grand Prix, and the current European champion Daria Bilodid (UKR), who did not offer a single chance to her opponent in the final of the Grand Prix in Tunis and took the first gold of the year. Read more


World Champion Aaron Wolf out of the game for three months

19 Jan 2018 08:40

Aaron Wolf is injured and will be out of competition for another three months. The Japanese World Champion of Budapest suffers a meniscal lesion. Read more


Grand Prix Tunis back in the World Tour

19 Jan 2018 01:30

In front of a field of 46 delegations for a total of 335 athletes with 197 men and 138 women, the judo world was gathered for the first time this season. After eight years of absence, the world circuit makes indeed its return to the Tunisian capital. Read more

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IJF head of Refereeing Juan Carlos Barcos explains main rule changes

18 Jan 2018 10:00

Last weekend at the Seminar in Mittersill for referees and coaches, Juan Carlos Barcos explained the new changes of the rules that have been prepared by the different commissions of IJF ( Refereeing, Sport, Education ) as well as some experts, (officials of IJF, Olympic and World Champions) with the aim of making judo more dynamic, interesting and easier to understand for everyone. Read more


German Championships kick-off this weekend with new rules

17 Jan 2018 09:30

This weekend the German Championships will be held in Stuttgart. More than 400 athletes are expected I the the SCHARRena in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. The field includes 12 judoka from the last World Championships in Budapest but without World Champion Alexander Wieczerzak. Martyna Trajdos (World 5th) was the highest ranked in Budapest to appear in Stuttgart. Read more


Successful OTC Mittersill closed

16 Jan 2018 11:35

The OTC in Mittersill was successfully closed. With more than 1,000 Judoka from all over the world, the training camp broke all records. The Austrian Judo Federation is happy with the result. Read more


Double Olympic Champion Ryoko Tani promoted from 4th to 6th Dan

15 Jan 2018 14:10

Retired Japanese judo phenomenon and politician Ryoko Tani has been promoted from fourth to sixth dan, accomplishing the rare feat of skipping black-belt ranks based on time in grade and service to the sport. Tani is 7-times World Champion and double Olympic Champion. Read more

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