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Tremendous change in IJF World Ranking

1 Sep 2015 10:10

In the latest release of the IJF World Ranking list the women haven’t changed many leading positions, but in the men’s category everything looks totally different from now. Yeldos Smetov captured not only the world title at home in Kazakhstan but is now also the new leader of the World Ranking. It’s for the first time since December 2012 that Kazakhstan enjoys an IJF leader. The last one to leave the #1 position was Maxim Rakov. Smetov took over the position of injured Orkhan Safarov (AZE). Ganbat is now 4th. Read more

2015 Golden Team Japan

the Golden team of Japan is BACK

30 Aug 2015 18:10

The team of Japan is fully back in the top of judo. Forget 2012, they’re back. With the double in the team event, for the first time since 2002 and six gold medals, four silver medals and five bronze medals the team impressed like never before. Read more

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Japanese men defeat Korean by 3-2 in world team final

30 Aug 2015 16:05

Japan captured the double at the team event of the World Judo Championships in Astana. The two best teams of the individual tournament Japan and South Korea facing off in the final. 2014 World Champion, Ebinuma Masashi was opposed to the 2015 world champion An Ba-Ul. Ebinuma launched the first attacks and An was penalised for passivity. Using the same strategy of being always first on the hands and attacking non-stop. Read more

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