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Venezuela’s Elvismar Rodriguez could star at first World Championships

13 Aug 2017 11:20

Elvismar Rodriguez shone in the latter stage of the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase to secure a surprise place at the Games. The surprise was the fact that Rodriguez, 20, captured a spot at the grandest stage of all so early into her promising career. Read more

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Romanian Eduard Serban takes his golden opportunity from Japanese hope

13 Aug 2017 03:10

Romanian celebrates the first male World title since 1994. Eduard Serban won Romania’s first medal of the competition and not only was it gold but it was also won against a Japanese judoka in the final. In 1994 Alexandru Lungu was the last man to win a world title, for Juniors. Read more

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Skilful South Korean Kim Minjong is peerless in Santiago

13 Aug 2017 02:10

Korean talent Kim Minjong brought the 20-contest winning streak of Russian David Babayan to an abrupt end in Chile. Kim won the cadet world title and doubled the Korean gold as Kim Ju-Hee won gold U57kg on Friday. The Koreans had a gold drought since 2009 at Cadet World Championships. Read more

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Last day of Cadet World Championships with thrilling finals

12 Aug 2017 12:40

Japan is not surprisingly leading the medal table of the Cadet World Championships in Santiago de Chile with three gold medals. Also at the last day, Japan have good papers for the medals, but they can expect some opposition from various countries. Read the preview by the IJF who are the athletes and nations who can claim the titles at the last day. Read more

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Momentous judo day for Moldova as Matveiciuc breaks new ground

12 Aug 2017 03:10

Moldovan talent Eugen Matveiciuc won the heaviest weight category on day three in the most successful day in the history of Moldovan judo. Matveiciuc, EYOF and Cadet European Championships bronze medallist, who cites French heavyweight king Teddy Riner as one of his inspirations. Read more

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Georgian starlet Lasha Bekauri claims world supremacy

12 Aug 2017 02:35

Cadet European Championships gold medallist Lasha Bekauri (GEO) won his fourth competition in a row and the most important title of his career with a flurry of ippons. Tbilisi-based Bekauri erased the hopes of former Cadet Asian Championships bronze medallist Nakahashi Daiki (JPN) in the final by ippon. Read more

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Ayano Yuki bolsters Japans control of the medal table

12 Aug 2017 02:25

Japan’s third gold medal in Chile came courtesy of 17-year-old Yuki Ayano who edged past Cadet Pan American Championships winner Gabriella Moraes (BRA) in golden score. The Brazilian was second best during regulation time but had done enough to force golden score by not conceding a score. Read more

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