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Dutch Sanne Vermeer picks up straight line to the top

4 Mar 2017 19:45

Three Dutch judoka were responsible for the victory in the overall medal count at the European Open in Prague. In the afternoon session, Sanne Vermeer and Natascha Ausma captured the gold, while Margriet Bergstra took silver in the early session on Saturday. Brazil also won two gold medals: Pereira and Soares. Read more

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Daniel Ben David shows stunning judo at European Cup Katowice

4 Mar 2017 17:15

Warsaw has held a European Open event for the last 26 years. The only previous occasion for the city of Katowice to host the Polish Open was in 1991. Now, in 2017, some of the best judoka are back in action in the southern Polish city. Read more

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Debuting Daria Bilodid takes gold at European Open Prague

4 Mar 2017 13:50

At the European Open in Prague, three weight categories got the women off to an early start with the rest of the field to follow during the day. The first gold of the day was captured by Ukrainian mega-talent Daria Bilodid. The European Junior champion defeated Cinta Garcia Mesa of Spain in the final by ippon with 15 seconds left in regular time. Read more

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Is Miryam Roper preparing a switch to Panama?

3 Mar 2017 14:40

Miryam Roper who wasn’t fighting at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf nor at the German Championships is starting a new adventure. The 34-year old World Championships medallist of 2013 has arrived in Panama where she is likely starting her new judo adventure. Read more

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Olympic Champion Shohei Ono might miss World Championships

1 Mar 2017 20:35

Men’s 73-kg Rio Olympic gold medalist Shohei Ono will sit out the national invitational weight class championships in Fukuoka next month to focus on his academic studies, the All Japan Judo Federation said Wednesday. Read more

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Gviniashvili defeats Khalmurzaev in super final U90kg

26 Feb 2017 19:25

Two top level athletes were in the final of the Grand Prix: Beka Gviniashvili and Khusen Khalmurzaev. Almost a year ago both won the Grand Prix in Samsun in different weight categories; now, both competitors stepped onto the tatami at U90kg. Their last encounter was in 2012 at European Junior Championships when the Georgian won the contest. As it happened, the 2017 edition of their matchup left the judo fans as winner, as well. Read more

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Japan’s Kokoro Kageura joins Japans heavyweight candidates

26 Feb 2017 19:25

Japanese heavyweight Kageura Kokoro won the final contest of the first Grand Prix in Dusseldorf of the year as he unexpectedly defeat Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi. Read more

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