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Tsukasa Yoshida grabs gold after 11 minute thriller final

2 Dec 2016 13:20

Japanese Yoshida Tsukasa retained her Tokyo Grand Slam title with a win against former world champion Udaka Nae to capture her fifth Grand Slam gold medal after a lung-busting 11 minute final. Yoshida, who is still only 21, opposed 2014 world champion Udaka, who was followed a year later by 2012 Olympic champion Matsumoto Kaori (JPN). After six energy-sapping yet engrossing minutes of added time Udaka was penalised for passivity as the younger fighter struck home hold one more time. Read more

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Tsunoda wins all-Japanese battle to take gold in Tokyo

2 Dec 2016 13:10

Kodokan Cup winner Tsunoda Natsumi won gold on her IJF debut as she defeated teenage starlet Abe Uta in the U52kg final. Tsunoda, 24, faced Abe, 16, in the gold medal contest as two new names came to the fore in Tokyo. The former fought her way to the top of the podium as she tapped out the teenage sister of Abe Hifumi with a juji-gatame. Read more

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Munkhbat Urantsetseg claims unique gold at Grand Slam Tokyo

2 Dec 2016 13:05

The category U48kg was the only category without any Japanese in the final. In fact all other categories had an All Japanese final, but today at the Grand Slam in Tokyo Former world champion Munkhbat Urantsetseg and Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Jeong Bo-Kyeong (KOR) qualified. Munkhbat won her first event outside her homeland in 2016. Read more

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Japanese women sharpen the knives for Tokyo Grand Slam

1 Dec 2016 10:55

This weekend the Grand Slam of Tokyo is held, traditionally the last major event in the Tour. Some of the athletes are back after a period of rest after the Olympic Games. A period of transition between a cycle that ends, which saw the crowning of 14 new Olympic Champions, and a new one that begins. Read more

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Preview with spectacular field at Grand Slam Tokyo

1 Dec 2016 10:10

The best athletes will again be present on the tatami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, this week for the last IJF event of the 2016 calendar. Judo, Japan and Tokyo, these three words perfectly link together as the next Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in the Japanese capital in 2020. Read more

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Play now with Judo Inside Coach Game for Grand Slam Tokyo

1 Dec 2016 09:45

You can now play with JudoInside’s coach game. Be the coach of your fantasy team and select the 10 favourites players for this week’s IJF Grand Slam in Tokyo. Register your team, choose a team name and select 10 players who will collect points once they reach the podium. Read more

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Dex Elmont retires and exchanges judogi to white doctors coat

30 Nov 2016 14:05

Dutch Olympian Dex Elmont announced to retire. After 28 years of judo he's done with giving 100% for judo. At his website the announced to quit judo and concentrate on his family and his career. Read more

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