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Taciana Lima Cesar captures fifth African title

14 Apr 2017 17:25

The first title of the African Championships is traditionally reserved for Taciana Cesar of Guinee-Bissau. Cesar nee Lima, won her fifth consecutive African title. In the final in Madagascar she won by ippon against Olfa Saoudi, a repetition of last year’s final in Tunis. The 33-year old Cesar was Pan American Champion in 2001. In 2013 she switched from Brazil to Guinee-Bissau. Read more

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Lightweights of Madagascar give host nation hope for African title

13 Apr 2017 09:10

This week the African Championships kick off a series of Continental Championships. This edition is held in Madagascar. Last year the championship was held in Tunisia and the host nation led the medal table with five gold medals followed by Egypt with four titles. The star of Madagascar is Asaramanitra Ratiarison who won four back-to-back medals at African Championships since 2013 in her weight class U48kg. Read more

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It's tough being a Japanese judoka

11 Apr 2017 14:00

Japan has such depth in judo that in some categories you have multiple players who are absolutely world-class. Read more

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Latvian cadets are warming up for European Championships in Baltic States

11 Apr 2017 13:55

The Azeri young men and German young women have had a good practice at the European Cup for Juniors in Teplice. Their practice ended in a substantial amount of gold medals which is a good grade for the Cadet European Championships end of June in Kaunas in Lithuania. Neighbours Latvia showed a good form. Read more

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Manuel Lombardo makes it three in Lignano

10 Apr 2017 13:15

It was not a surprise that the Italian team was the best at the European Cup for Juniors in Lignano. With four gold medals and 8 medals in total, the Italian judoka had a good performance, the best since 2011. Germany followed with three gold medals, all in the women’s division. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek gaining golden confidence in his new category +100kg

9 Apr 2017 20:30

The last and most awaited final of the Grand Prix in Antalya was the one between the current U100kg Olympic Champion, Lukas Krpalek of Czech Republic and Iurii Krakovetskii (KGZ). World Champion and Olympic champion in the lower category, Krpalek decided that he had already proved everything in U100KG and decided to move up to meet the ‘big boys’. Read more

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Kayra Sayit gives the home crowd the gold in Antalya

9 Apr 2017 20:05

The third and final day of the Antalya Grand Prix ended in a firework display for the host country, as Turkey added two more medals to its collection, including one in gold with the title of Kayra Sayit. Read more

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