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JUDO: Five wins and 15 medals for Japan to dominate Paris Grand Slam

When the largest and most important tournaments come up in the IJF World Tour calendar, count on Japan to field most or all of...

JUDO Preview: Six no. 1-ranked judoka in the 2019 Paris Grand Slam

A huge field of 609 judoka from 98 nations will gather at the AccorHotels Arena of Bercy for the annual Paris Grand Slam, the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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JUDO: Israel leads medal count at first-ever Grand Prix in Tel Aviv

Having an IJF Grand Prix in Israel was itself a landmark occasion, but even better for the hosts was the strong performance of the...

JUDO Preview: IJF World Tour starts 2019 in Israel … yes, Israel!

The International Judo Federation has been vigilant in trying to protect the rights of all countries affiliated with it to compete in its World...

JUDO: Seven golds for Japan at Guangzhou Masters

A powerful Japanese squad won more than double the medals of the next-best country to dominate the 2018 IJF Masters tournament, held in Guangzhou...

JUDO Preview: Seven 2018 World Champions at Guangzhou Masters

The last stop on the IJF World Tour for 2018 is the Masters, this year held in Guangzhou (CHN), at the 6,063-seat Guangzhou Gymnasium....

JUDO: Japan wins 11 golds in Osaka Grand Slam

There is winning and there is domination. With 14 weight classes in the Osaka (JPN) Grand Slam, the host Japanese piled up an astonishing...

JUDO Preview: Next-to-last stop on the World Tour is Osaka

The 2018 edition of the IJF World Tour is in Osaka (JPN) for the final Grand Slam event of the season, with a large...

JUDO: Dutch tops with six medals at The Hague Grand Prix

The reality is that when Japan wants to win, it does so impressively at IJF World Tour events like the Grand Prix at The Hague last weekend. But a modest Japanese squad was on hand and so it opened opportunities for others. That included the hosts from the Netherlands, who won a chart-topping six medals […]
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JUDO Preview: Three nos. 1 vs 2s in The Hague Grand Prix

The final IJF Grand Prix of the season comes in The Hague (NED), with a huge field of 443 judoka from 66 nations ready for competition in all 16 classes. The top seeds (with their IJF world rankings): Men: ∙ -60 kg: 1. Francisco Garregos (ESP: 5) 2. Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL: 7) ∙ -66 kg: […]
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JUDO: Kosovo shines in Tashkent Grand Prix

The biggest stars in judo were not at the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan, but it opened the door for others, notably the judoka from Kosovo. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 and has had considerable difficulty becoming recognized in some sports, and has been refused entry into some events, including the European […]
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JUDO Preview: World Tour heads to final four in Tashkent

The IJF World Tour has four events left in 2018, this week in Tashkent (UZB), with 352 judoka from 47 nations getting ready to...

JUDO: Israel competes in Abu Dhabi, leads medal table

The headline from most international sports competitions comes from the results. But the story of the IJF Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi (UAE) was the fact that Israel was allowed to compete under its own flag and be honored like all other countries at the victory ceremonies. Israel and the UAE have no diplomatic relations […]
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JUDO: Japan wins seven at World Junior Champs

Just as it dominates the senior division, Japanese judoka were the class of the IJF World Junior Championships, held in The Bahamas last week....

JUDO: Pareto still on fire at Cancun Grand Prix

Traveling north just a couple of day after co-lighting the Olympic flame at the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games last weekend, she won her third career IJF Grand Prix gold in the -48 kg division at the Cancun (MEX) Grand Prix. Already the 2015 World Champion and 2016 Olympic Champion, she shows no […]
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JUDO Preview: Pareto headlines IJF World Tour Grand Prix in Mexico

The World Championships are over, but the IJF World Tour continues, this week in Cancun (MEX) with 344 judoka from 52 countries ready to do in the resort city. The top seeds and current world rankings: Men: ∙ -60 kg: 1. Francisco Garrigos (ESP: 5) 2. Ashley McKenzie (GBR: 10) ∙ -66 kg: 1. Daniel […]
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JUDO: Japan dominates IJF World Champs with 16 medals

The constant force at the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku (AZE) was Japan. The world leader in the sport finished with 16 medals (7-5-4) and scored at least one medal in 13 of the 14 weight classes, then won the final-day Mixed Team Event with a 4-1 thrashing of France. This was not a […]
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JUDO: Japan: 12 weights, 14 medals at IJF World Champs

Japan continued to overpower all others at the 2018 World Championships in Baku (AZE). Of the 12 weight classes that have been completed, Japan has won medals in 11 of them, missing only in the men’s -100 kg class, where defending champ Aaron Wolf got fifth. Otherwise, Japan has won one medal in eight classes […]
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JUDO: Japan in charge, as usual, at IJF World Champs

The sport of judo was introduced to the Olympic program at the 1964 Tokyo Games. And the Japanese have continued to dominate this sport, including at this year’s World Championships in Baku (AZE). With three days – and six weight classes – left, the Japanese have collected 10 medals (4-5-1) compared to two for Korea, […]
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