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JUDO: Korea’s An triumphs in Antalya Grand Prix as other stars fade

There were three Olympic gold medalists entered in the Antalya (TUR) Grand Prix and all of them lost. But the one World Champion in...

JUDO Preview: Three Olympic gold medalists headline Antalya Grand Prix

The only stop on the IJF World Tour for April is the Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey, with a huge field of 533 judoka...

JUDO: Host Georgia and France shine in Tbilisi Grand Prix

The host team had plenty to cheer about as Georgia came away with the most medals at the Tbilisi (GEO) Grand Prix, although France...

JUDO Preview: Judoka from 52 nations register for the Tbilisi Grand Prix

The IJF World Tour is in Georgia this week, with 371 judoka from 52 nations in the Tbilisi Grand Prix, to be held beginning Friday in the 3,000-seat New Sports Palace. The only top-ranked entry is Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat, in the -48 k category; the only no. 2-ranked competitor is Kosovo’s Nora Gjakova at -57 kg. […]
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JUDO: Gahie defends no. 1 world ranking with win at Ekaterinburg Grand Slam

Only one of the world’s no. 1-ranked judoka were in action at the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam tournament in Russia, but France’s Marie-Eve Gahie was...

JUDO Preview: Two no. 1-ranked judoka for Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg

A large field of 403 judoka from 48 countries are entered in the Grand Prix in Ekaterinburg (RUS), at the 5,000-seat Palace of Sports....

JUDO: Germany leads with seven medals to headline Marrakesh Grand Prix

A very large field of 440 judoka fought in the Marrakesh Grand Prix, with Germany leading the medal table with two wins and seven...

JUDO Preview: World Tour heads to Morocco for Marrakesh Grand Prix

The IJF World Tour is in northern Africa this week for the Marrakesh Grand Prix, with a large field of 487 judoka from 71...

JUDO: Japan dominates the Dusseldorf Grand Slam with nine wins and 14 medals

The Grand Slams are the top tournaments of the season on the International Judo Federation’s World Tour, and whenever they show up, so does...

JUDO Preview: Eight no. 1-ranked judoka in Dusseldorf Grand Slam

A huge field of 683 judoka from 97 countries is assembled in Dusseldorf (GER) for the Grand Slam at the 6,500-seat ISS Dome, starting...

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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