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Axel Clerget starts year well with victory in Lisbon

5 Feb 2017 17:50

Is was a good weekend for the Clerget Family. Axel is still in shape and won the European Open in Lisbon; Arthur Clerget won the Belgian Open in Vise. Axel was the man in Odivelas close, to Lisbon, winning the category U90kg. Read more


Japanese women pass new rules exam in Sofia

5 Feb 2017 13:40

Not a big surprise, but the Japanese women won the medal table at the European Open in Sofia with a total of ten. On the second day, Mao Izumi (U78kg) won gold, adding a fifth gold medal to the Japanese collection. Read more


Guillaume Chaine picks up the pace in Lisbon

4 Feb 2017 18:10

Three weight categories were contested today at the European Open in Lisbon. It was gold for Spanish Francisco Garrigos, Tal Flicker of Israel, and Guillaume Chaine of France. Their first experience with the new rules was positive. Read more


Four gold medals for Japanese women at European Open Sofia

4 Feb 2017 14:45

Japan captured all gold medals at the first day of the European Open in Sofia. Two of them were All Japan finals, Germany by Sappho Coban and Great Britain with Lucy Renshall took the two remaining silver medals. Read more


European Open season opened in Lisbon and Sofia

4 Feb 2017 09:20

Two European Opens this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria, and close to Lisbon in Odivelas in Portugal. The two events are the European kick-off of the European Open, where many athletes will experience the new rules for the first time in a contest situation. The Portuguese however won't have their two eyecatchers Celio DIas and Jorge Fonseca. Read more


Mark van der Ham leaves Holland for Flemish Federation

1 Feb 2017 10:40

Not just Dutch athletes seemed to leave, but also coaches. Since the centralisation policy of the Dutch Judo Association is on conflict with various judoka. Also coaches make decissions to find a job elsewhere. Dutch coach Mark van der Ham didn't prolong his contract with the Dutch Association. Read more


IJF awards 14 World leaders 50,000 USD each

1 Feb 2017 09:15

The International Judo Federation has awarded all 14 judoka who ended 2016 as the world number ones with an extra $50,000 each in prize money. Seven male judoka and seven female judoka received the cash windfall as 10 countries were represented at the top of the final world ranking list for 2016. Read more

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