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Russian youngster Marina Vorobeva claims Cadet World title U40kg

10 Aug 2017 02:05

Marina Vorobeva of Russia struck first in Santiago as she defeated Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Ivana Nikolic (MNE) to be crowned Cadet World Champion for 2017. With the contest scoreless going to the final minute it looked like the first final of the competition would require golden score. Read more

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Cadet World Championships kick-off in Santiago de Chile

9 Aug 2017 16:30

At the World Championships for cadets the lightweights are ready to gear up for their milestone event of the year; the Cadet World Championships in Santiago de Chile. The IJF sums up the candidates for the titles starting with the girls at day 1. Below each category all winners from the past. Check out those names. Read more

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Mongolia’s first Olympic champion Naidan Tuvshinbayar debutes +100kg

9 Aug 2017 11:50

Naidan Tüvshinbayar won Mongolia’s first ever Olympic gold medal at Beijing 2008 to earn hero status in his country. Naidan added to his legacy with a scintillating run four years later as he came up just short in his bid to retain his Olympic title as he took silver at London 2012. Read more

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Kosovo Olympic Committee publishes “The Golden Debut” book about historic gold Kelmendi

8 Aug 2017 17:40

The Kosovo Olympic Committee celebrated the anniversary of its first gold Olympic Medal, where Majlinda Kelmendi triumphed in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016. During this event, the book “The Golden Debut” was promoted in honor of the historic participation in “RIO 2016”, where Kosovo’s Olympic Team made its Olympic debut. Read more

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Cadets fighting for the World Title in Chile this week

8 Aug 2017 12:35

Khasan Khalmurzaev is one of the best examples for the cadets. The Russian Olympic champion became Cadet World champion in 2009 and won the Olympic title 7 years later. This is a normal time for a junior to grow to world level, for a cadet it’s extremely fast. Naohisa Takato and Ami Kondo were also Cadet World champions who both won the Senior World title. Read more

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Asian show U48kg Kondo, Galbadrakh and Munkhbat candidate: World preview U48kg

8 Aug 2017 08:25

The favourites for the world title U48kg in Budapest are from Asia. At the top of the world ranking for women's U48kg is Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh, formerly from Mongolia and now fighting for Kazakhstan, who has a devastating ura-nage. However, in our opinion, the top prospect is the No. 2 ranked Urantsetseg Munkhbat, a former world champion with killer newaza. Read more

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Dutch team with Grol and Polling full of World medal potential

7 Aug 2017 17:50

The Dutch team for the World Championships in Budapest includes a little surprise. Triple World Championships runner-up Henk Grol was not very sure how to proceed after the Olympic Games; most likely he would start +100kg. His last matchday was at 11 August 2016 when he couldn’t overcome Cyrille Maret. Now it appears that Grol will make his comeback in Budapest, fighting U100kg. This is for certain: Grol is not yet finished. Read more

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