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Cuban team preparing to get back in line with top judo countries

20 Jul 2017 10:05

The Cuban athletes are training in Budapest prior to the upcoming World Championships. A team of 13 Cuban judokas is now on a training base in Budapest to get into top shape to take part in the tournament, which will be held in Budapest from August 30th to September 3rd. Read more

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Sergei Aschwanden made a career transition

19 Jul 2017 08:40

Swiss judoka Sergei Aschwanden, who won Olympic bronze in 2008, immersed himself in studying after retiring from sport, obtaining a Master’s in Sports Management, before becoming director of a sports centre and then the tourist office in Villars, Switzerland. Here, he explains how he made the transition from world-class sport into the workplace. Read more

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Loic Korval retires from judo but keeps connected with his sport

18 Jul 2017 10:00

Former European Champion and World bronze medallist Loic Korval retired as a top judoka. Last weekend, the 29-year old Frenchman announced his retirement on his own Facebook page with a 6-minute video. Read more

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14 different nations lead IJF World Ranking

17 Jul 2017 15:35

Due to the reduction of the points of the Grand Slam in Tyumen in 2016 the IJF World Ranking has some slight changes. In the women’s division, Larisa Ceric and Sarah Asahina swapped places (2-3) in the World Rank +78kg. U57kg Rafaela Silva swapped with Tsukasa Yoshida. Silva is now number two. No country has two leaders; fourteen different categories deliver 14 different leading nations. Read more

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Excellent preparation for Junior World Championships in Paks

16 Jul 2017 22:40

At the Junior European Cup in Paks some senior level athletes participated. There was an interesting battle between Aleksandra Samardzic of Bosnia Herzegovina and Austrian Michaela Polleres, where the former was victorious. The Austrian is in good shape, winning in Athens and Leibnitz this season, while Samardzic had some problems winning, but found the cure in April when she won in Sarajevo. Read more

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Dutch women rule at European Cup in Saarbrücken

16 Jul 2017 16:50

The Dutch women’s team struck on Sunday at the second day of the European Cup in Saarbrücken. Both World Championships medal candidates Guusje Steenhuis and Tessie Savelkouls took the gold (U78kg and +78kg). Surprising was the victory of judo teacher Antoinette Hennink; talented to the bone, but freewheeling through life. Read more

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New judo champions added to history of the Atom Cup in Paks

15 Jul 2017 19:50

Seven different nations won the titles at the first day of the European Cup for juniors in the Hungarian city Paks. 388 athletes from 33 nations are gathered for the Atom Cup, an event with a huge history. Eight new champions added to that history. Fabio Basile, Andreea Chitu, Bernadette Graf, Lukas Krpalek, Georgii Zantaraia and many famous Hungarians won here in Paks. Read more

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