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Marius Vizer: Judo achievements over the last two decades directly related to George Kerr

25 Sep 2017 08:05

George Kerr is one of the biggest personalities in judo. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday and in this occasion he wrote a book. The IJF met with George Kerr in his hometown Edinburgh. Read more

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Jovana Pekovic shines for Montenegro at European Open Belgrade

24 Sep 2017 17:30

Jovana Pekovic was the youngest winner on Sunday at the European Open in Belgrade. The teen from Montenegro was the convincing winner in her category U70kg. It will be the perfect motivation to shine at the World Junior Championships in Zagreb in October and the European U23 Championships in Montenegro in November. Read more

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Li Kochman simply the best U90kg at European Open Belgrade

24 Sep 2017 17:20

France was the best nation at the European Cup in Belgrade in the men’s competition on Sunday with two gold medals. There was silver and bronze for the Serbian men and in total Serbia captured six medals at the first European Open. This year the level of the tournament was raised from European Cup to European Open. Israel won the medal tally with the last gold medal of Li Kochman. Read more

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British Acelya Toprak youngest winner at European Open Belgrade

23 Sep 2017 20:10

Great Britain had a good exercise at the European Open in Belgrade. The British took home four medals including gold for Acelya Toprak, the youngest winner of the day. The 19-year old surprised Amelie Guihur of France in the final U57kg. Host Serbia won four medals today, but just missed out on gold. Read more

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Belgrade honours its champions at European Open in Belgrade

23 Sep 2017 19:30

Belgrade took the opportunity to honour its champions of this year. Aleksandar Kukolj and Nemanja Majdov were not the only ones who were awarded for their performances. Serbian judo is booming with amazing results. The men U90kg are amazingly dominant, and the women are getting better and better results. At the European Open in Belgrade it was a perfect occasion to address the recent successes and to celebrate those to come. Read more

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Super year for Aleksandar Kukolj, champion and father since Friday

23 Sep 2017 15:45

Aleksandar Kukolj gave himself a break for a very good reason. The European Champion of Warsaw in April became father on Friday and while his wife is still in hospital Kukolj is in the sports venue for the European Open in Belgrade to promote the event, hand out signature, talk about judo and support his friends. Although he is a family man, he is also a passionate judo lover. Read more

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Interview World Champion Nemanja Majdov three weeks after that special feeling

23 Sep 2017 12:25

Both Serbian top athletes Aleksandar Kukolj and Nemanja Majdov have very good excuses not to take part at the first European Open in Belgrade. European Champion and world ranking number one got father on Friday of a son. The family is doing well and Aleksandar will do the utmost to witness the event for a short while. Read more

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