World Open Championships Marrakech - Event

World Open Championships Marrakech

  • Date: 11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
  • Place: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Type: World Championships
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Anton Geesink Award for Teddy Riner

13 Nov 2017 09:05

Ten times World Champion Teddy Riner was presented with the Anton Geesink Award by the Dutch Federation President Felix Thieme and the former Dutch Judo Federation President, Jos Hell. Anton Geesink was the first non-Asian who became world and Olympic judo champion in the heavyweight category. During the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 he defeated the Japanese Kaminaga Akio. Read more

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Japanese Sarah Asahina takes the Open World title

12 Nov 2017 21:15

World number one Asahina Sarah of Japan qualified for the final against world number two Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina, who took the advantage over the Dutch Tessie Savelkouls to access the final. Asahina eliminated Ortiz Idalys of Cuba in the semi-final. Asahina was the favourite fought in front of her father, who was cheering from the stands. Read more

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Four top women qualify for semi finals at World Open Championships

12 Nov 2017 16:30

The World Open Championships for women delivered 18 athletes who tried to qualify for the final stage in the late afternoon. The winner will take a lofty prize money figure equal to the men. Despite the absence of some of the best judoka on the international circuit, the level was very high in Marrakech, since the top three in the world rankings were engaged. Read more

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Teddy Riner remains undefeated and claims tenth World title

11 Nov 2017 21:05

Teddy Riner remains the emperor in judo. With his tenth World title he closed all mouths, he got all the respect. Also respect for the finallist, Toma Nikiforov, a lightweight compared to Riner but his guts and flair and good judo brought him into the final of the World Open Championships. Read more

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Japanese and Cuban battles for World Open bronze in Marrakech

11 Nov 2017 20:40

Fourty men were trying to take the gold from teddy Riner, but the emperor is still World Champion for the tenth time. A few brave men of 40 in total were left for the final stages. The first bronze medal contest saw the two Japanese, Ojitani Takeshi (JPN) and Kageura Kokoro (JPN) facing for a precious place on the podium. Read more