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Deguchi chooses Canada, aims for Tokyo Olympics

13 Mar 2017 08:40

Christa Deguchi, 2014 World Junior Championship runner-up from Japan and 2013 bronze medallist, is going to fight for Canada. The 21-year old Deguchi will be aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Read more

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Tushishvili topples heavyweight powerhouses to triumph with ippon judo

12 Mar 2017 16:30

Georgian Guram Tushishvili made light work of a high calibre heavyweight field as he collected his first IJF World Judo Tour medal in sensational fashion. The 22-year-old Junior European champion, who weighed in at 107kg, opposed Düsseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Bor Barna (HUN) in the final and made it four wins by ippon from four contests. Read more

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Tessie Savelkouls sees off Sayit for Grand Slam success

12 Mar 2017 16:00

Dutch heavyweight Tessie Savelkouls of the Netherlands came to the fore in the women’s heavyweight category as she conquered the Baku Grand Slam. Savelkouls, Former Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist, finished seventh at the Rio 2016 Olympics, defeated European champion Kayra Sayit of Turkey in the +78kg final with a waza-ari from a drop seoi-nage Read more

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Michael Korrel is king in Baku as Azeri Elmar Gasimov falls flat

12 Mar 2017 15:30

Dutchman Michael Korrel of the Netherlands is on a roll in 2017 having matured into being a consistent international performer for his country. Korrel, 23, controlled the contest against Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan but golden score was still required to separate the two. Read more

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Steenhuis validates number one status in the Netherlands

12 Mar 2017 14:30

Dutch Guusje Steenhuis showed that she is the present and future for the Netherlands at U78kg as she tamed Rio 2016 pick Marhinde Verkerk. Former world champion Verkerk, 31, who lost in her first contest at the Olympics in Brazil, was thrown with a osoto-makikomi for a waza-ari by the World Judo Masters bronze medallist and was then held down for 20 seconds. Read more

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Kazkah Bozbayev beats three Azeri on his way to first Grand Slam victory

12 Mar 2017 14:15

Islam Bozbayev of Kazakhstan won his first Grand Slam title at the expense of Almaty Grand Prix bronze medallist Mammadali Mehdiyev of Azerbaijan. World number 93 and Former Asian Championships bronze medallist Bozbayev faced his third Azerbaijan opponent of the day in the final and the result was the same on each occasion. Read more

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Youngster Rufat Ismayilov wins home gold for Azerbaijan

11 Mar 2017 16:05

Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Rufat Ismayilov (was the cream of the crop for the hosts as he achieved what household names Orujov, Safarov, and Heydarov tried so desperately but ultimately failed to accomplish in winning a home gold medal. Read more

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