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Tough choices in Georgian selection for Worlds in Budapest

26 Jul 2017 10:05

No Tchrikishvili, no Matiashvili, no Chkhvimiani, no Tatalashvili in the selection of the Georgian mens team for the World Championships. The Georgians did choose to send two heavyweights instead of two lightweights or U81kg choices. Between Okruashvili and Matiashvili the more experienced fighter was preferred but both failed this weekend to give a good outlook for the World Championships. Guram Tushishvili was obviously unrivalled in the selection. Read more

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German women set junior records at European Cup in Prague

24 Jul 2017 09:25

The German junior women proved their strength at the European Cup in Prague. Four category titles were captured by the German women and Falk Petersilka added one in the men’s division to make it five. Azerbaijan showcased strong judo among the men obviously beginning with gold in the lightweights U55kg by Rashkan Bakhishaliyev. Two all Azeri finals in U55 and U60 where Ahmad Yusufov won the title. Read more

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Belarus showcases golden team at European Open in Minsk

23 Jul 2017 18:40

What a story for Belarus at the European Open in Minsk winning three gold medals for the first time since 2006. On Sunday Yahor Varapayeu and Uladzislau Tsiarpitski added another gold medal to the one of Darya Skrypnik on Saturday. Read more

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Portuguese Monteiro and Siderot gear-up to World Championships form

22 Jul 2017 20:20

Who would have expected Portugal to lead the medal table after Day 1 of the European Open in Minsk? In fact, the Portuguese celebrated two gold medals. A medal for Telma Monteiro was penciled in, but the surprise victory for Maria Siderot brought Portugal the first gold of the day. Read more

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European Open in Minsk will have a finger-licking good field

21 Jul 2017 09:05

Four of the Olympic Games medallist will be fighting at the European Open in Minsk. The tournament in Belarus will be an important preparation for many European top, world-level athletes for the World Championships in Budapest. Read more

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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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