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Harrison vs Aguiar

Preview World Championships U78kg

27 Aug 2015 22:15

The category U78kg has evolved into one of the most attractive divisions among women. Since the 2012 Olympic Games the strength and image of women such as Kayla Harrison, Gemma Gibbons, Mayra Aguiar and Tcheumeo is a wealth for judo. Their only problem is, they’re not alone. Read more

Krisztian Toth

Preview World Championships U90kg

27 Aug 2015 22:00

One of the most attractive events at the World Championships in Astana will be the men’s U90kg. A category with huge promoters in judo, the popular guys in town. Icons that attract fans to the venue in Astana. First of Toth Krisztian of Hungary. The grew this year to the number one position in the world, while he is just a senior judoka. The 21-year old Hungarian is in the same pool with European Champion Kirill Denisov, Tiago Camilo and Guillaume Elmont, together good for 6 World Championships medals, Elmont and Camilo are World Champions from the past, both U81kg. Although the last three are in the other block, there’s only one place in the semi final. Read more

Kim Polling

Preview World Championships U70kg

27 Aug 2015 21:55

The women’s category U70kg is dominated by Kim Polling for a few years. The triple European champion reigns like a king, but forgot to win the world title. In 20132 she just came back from a knee injury and won a satisfying bronze medal, in 2014 many things went wrong and Polling took a frustrating seventh place, the break knocked her out. Now back in place with a renewed way to deal with judo “pleasure”, other coach, back to the old club, but same opponents, who still fly around. Her biggest opponent besides herself is triple World Champion Yuri Alvear. According to Polling the biggest favourite again. Read more

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