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Japan wins 8 of 9 finals at Asian Championships in Hong Kong

27 May 2017 12:30

Japan became the winner of the Asian Championships in Hong Kong. The Japanese team captured eight gold medals. Japan was super efficient with eight of nine won finals. The remaining six titles were won by Korea (3), Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Iran was a bit unlucky with two lost finals, although also Korea lost 4, Mongolia 3 and Kazakhstan 3. Read more

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Yasuhiro Yamashita President of All Japan Judo Federation

27 May 2017 06:00

Legendary judo great Yasuhiro Yamashita, the gold medalist in the open category at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, will become the next president of the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF), a source revealed Friday. Read more

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Teddy Riner and Andy Murray meet at top of La Grande Arche

26 May 2017 06:10

Teddy Riner and tennis player Andy Murray met for an unusual training session in Paris. The meeting between the pair was the first-ever event held on the newly-opened roof of the La Grande Arche de La Defense. Andy Murray geared up for his challenge at the forthcoming French Open by meeting up with world judo champion Teddy Riner atop of La Grande Arche de La Defense. Read more

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Athlete Analyzer manages strengths and weaknesses of any judoka

24 May 2017 08:25

Judo goes into the depth, as one of the first sports judo integrated the video referee, but also in the analysis judo gains ground. Also more and more online platforms are developing to manage your own data as an athlete. One of those new brands in the market is Athlete Analyzer founded by Swedish judo fan and entrepreneur Nicklas Björklund. Read more

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Soichi Hashimoto: Ono is a very good rival for me but my target is the world title

23 May 2017 14:20

Japan’s Hashimoto Soichi is nobody’s understudy. The U73kg judoka now leads the world in the rankings having won gold on Saturday in Ekaterinburg. Read more

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David Moura eyes Worlds challenge after maiden Grand Slam success

22 May 2017 08:30

The eighth Grand Slam medal for Brazilian David Moura was finally of the golden variety as he conquered former Tokyo Grand Slam silver medallist Levani Matiashvili of Georgia in an entertaining men’s heavyweight final. Read more

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Asahina earns second Grand Slam win on the road in 2017

22 May 2017 08:05

Japanese champion Asahina Sarah continued her undefeated streak with a comfortable win in Russia. She had also won the Paris Grand Slam in February. Tokai University member Asahina, 20, has now won Grand Slams in Tokyo, Paris and Ekaterinburg in succession and won the All Japan Open weight Championships in April. Read more

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