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Can Smetov resist the Japanese opposition? World Preview U60kg

27 Aug 2017 22:10

Looking at the U60kg division for the World Championships in Budapest, the player most likely to win is Naohisa Takato of Japan. He has solid traditional judo techniques, like sode-tsurikomi-goshi, drop seoi-nage, and uchimata, but he is also capable of doing unorthodox techniques more commonly associated with European judo, such as side takedown, utsuri-goshi, and sumi-gaeshi. Read more

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

27 Aug 2017 22:05

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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Download the 10 challengers of Teddy Riner these World Championships

26 Aug 2017 14:25

Do you have doubts if Teddy Riner will take his ninth World title? Riner of France has been unbeaten since 2011, but he didn’t give anyone a chance since the Olympic Games and will make his comeback in Budapest. Although capable of big throws, he is always prepared to play a strategic game when confronted with tough opponents in the final of an important competition like the World Championships or the Olympics. Read more

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IJF announces cooperation with CNN for 30 minute TV show

25 Aug 2017 21:55

IJF President Marius Vizer announced a partnership between the IJF and CNN as the sport’s world governing body seeks to grow the sport and attract new fans. A new series of 30-minute shows, Judo World, will begin airing in September as CNN covers the sport’s major events with unprecedented coverage. Read more

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Increase of more than 400% for World Championships prize money

25 Aug 2017 18:00

The individual World Championships will have a prize money of 798,000 US dollars for the medal winners. Twenty percent will be for the coaches of the athletes. Read more

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Marius Vizer re-elected as IJF President for four years

25 Aug 2017 16:45

Marius Vizer was officially re-elected President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) for a new four-year term here today. He was the only candidate and was re-elected by acclamation at the IJF Ordinary Congress taking place on the eve of the Suzuki 2017 World Judo Championships in Budapest. Read more

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Pawel Nastula Olympic judo legend in Poland

25 Aug 2017 15:05

Pawel Nastula’s 1.86 meters thousand detailed tall body reveals the intensity of last three decades. The 47-year old legend from Poland entered a stable and well structured Polish national judo team in the late eighties. He grew out to Olympic Champion and double World Champion in the nineties. Lesprit du Judo interview Nastula one week long. Read more

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