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Ilias Iliadis ends retirement to fight at World Open Championships

21 Oct 2017 22:15

Judo’s youngest male Olympic champion and three-time world champion Ilias Iliadis has announced that he will come out of retirement to fight at the Open weight World Championships next month in Marrakech, Morocco. Iliadis, 30, won the Athens 2004 Olympic Games at age of 17, and enjoyed an illustrious career during which he became one of the most iconic judoka of all time. Read more

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Inal Tasoev holds on for Russia’s first gold against Austria's daredevil Hegyi

21 Oct 2017 19:45

Inal Tasoev of Russia ruled the world for Russia to ensure that one of judo’s powerhouse nations did not leave without winning the most cherished colour medal of them all. Free-scoring Junior European champion Tasoev worked over the scoreboard as much as he did his opponents as he accumulated three ippons and seven waza-ari in just four contests. Read more

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Azeri Zelym Kotsoiev doubles his country’s golden medal haul

21 Oct 2017 19:25

Zelym Kotsoiev of Azerbaijan beat Junior European Championships silver medallist Arman Adamian of Russia in the same final as the European Junior Championships and the same outcome from the continental offering in the U100kg category. Read more

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Japanese cadet Akira Sone takes the fast lane to junior glory

21 Oct 2017 18:55

Youngster Sone Akira dispatched her Japanese compatriot Kodama Hikaru to win her second world title and first at the junior level. Düsseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Sone is just 17 and she won the Cadet World Championships on 2015. Read more

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Unstoppable Shiyu Umezu leads the way with ippon judo

21 Oct 2017 18:05

Umezu Shiyu defeated Bratislava European Cup winner Teresa Zenker of Germany to win U78kg World Junior gold in Zagreb. The Japanese judoka was irresistible as she won all five of her fights by ippon in the finest moment of her burgeoning career. Read more

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Matthias Casse becomes first Belgian World Junior Champion since 27 years

20 Oct 2017 19:50

Belgian top talent Matthias Casse topped the medal podium in the U81kg category for Belgium as their presence in the competition continues to increase every day. Katowice European Open winner Casse became the first World Junior Champion since in 1990 Ulla Werbrouck and Christel Deliege won the World Junior title. In 1986 Johan Laats was the first and only man. Read more

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Giovanna Scoccimarro fifth ever German World Junior champion

20 Oct 2017 19:25

Giovanna Scoccimarro won world junior gold for Germany by beating Aleksandra Samardzic of Bosnia Herzegovina in the U70kg final in Zagreb. A waza-ari score was the difference after four minutes of judo as European Championships silver medallist Scoccimarro outworked Samardzic for a victory which ended Germany’s wait for a medal in Zagreb in scintillating fashion. Read more

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