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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...

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 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: 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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