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Theresa Stoll gives the home crowd golden end of first day in Düsseldorf

24 Feb 2017 18:10

International judo has a few new stars. Theresa Stoll became Germany's youngest ever winner in the IJF World Tour. Topping that, 16 year-old Uta Abe is the first ever under-17 judoka to capture IJF Tour gold. The Japanese youngster was last year’s youngest medallist at the Grand Slam in Tokyo and she continues to rocket herself into the World Ranking, claiming 700 points. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek in a tough pool over 100kg at Grand Prix Dusseldorf

23 Feb 2017 16:25

This week, all eyes are on Düsseldorf as the IJF World Tour continues with its first Grand Prix of the season. The German event will upgrade to Grand Slam status next year and it will be held in a different venue, so this last edition in the Mitsubishi Halle. Read more

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David Douillet running for French Olympic committee presidency

22 Feb 2017 22:40

Former Olympic judo champion David Douillet will run for the French Olympic committee presidency later this year. Douillet, who was gold medalist at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and a four-time world champion, told L'Equipe newspaper that he will challenge current president Denis Masseglia in the May election. Read more

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IJF World Tour events more important due to new IJF ranking points

22 Feb 2017 09:50

In the new IJF point distribution system, the significance of Continental Opens in determining IJF World Rankings decreased dramatically. Where the points for IJF Tour events in some cases doubled, the Continental Opens maintained the same 100-point 1st place value as in the previous Olympic cycle. Read more

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Unique gold medal for Azerbaijan at Cadet European Cup Fuengirola

19 Feb 2017 19:35

Cadet judoka from Azerbaijan and the Netherlands shined this weekend at the European Open in Fuengirola. In total, medals went to 16 different nations, including Cyprus. The medal distribution speaks volumes to the quality of the diverse field of 21 countries represented in the southern Spanish city, which lies 30km from Malaga. Read more

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Polish victory for Piotr Kuczera gives confidence for European Championships

19 Feb 2017 16:40

Four different nations captured the gold medals the second day in Rome. The opening matches in the final block of the European Open was the U81kg category, where Italy had greatest opportunity to medal, but both Matteo Marconcini, and earlier Antonio Esposito, lost. Read more

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Yoko Ono converts bronze into gold at Euro Open in Oberwart

19 Feb 2017 16:00

Again, the Japanese women had the upperhand in the medal count at the European Open for women in Oberwart. Two Japanese women secured the gold and Korea won the last remaining category. Kelita Zupancic was the lone, non-Asian finalist, but had to settle for silver. Read more

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