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Peter Scharinger new head coach for Denmark

27 Jun 2017 09:15

Denmark has chosen another young trainer to deal with the talents. After the departure of Miguel Lopes who was head coach in Denmark since 2014, Austrian Peter Scharinger (31) has chosen the adventure to work in Denmark. Read more

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The concussion is the underestimated injury in judo

23 Jun 2017 09:10

We all know Travis Stevens, the tiger who was head2head with Ole Bischof and who took Olympic silver in 2016 in Rio. At the Grand Prix in Dusseldorf in 2015 Travis Stevens throws the Frenchman Alain Schmitt with Uchi-mata ippon. When he wants to get up, Stevens stumbles and looks confused. In the repetition of the action you can see that he strikes his own knee against the head when throwing. Read more

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Brazilian David Moura becomes the new world number one

19 Jun 2017 05:05

Brazilian David Moura captured the world number one position for the first time in his career by triumphing in Mexico in the very last contest of the Cancun Grand Prix 2017. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Moura now has back-to-back IJF World Judo Tour victories for the first time in his career and will take some stopping at the World Championships. Read more

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Pole position for Israel’s persevering Peter Paltchik

19 Jun 2017 04:25

Israelian Peter Paltchik won U100kg gold for Israel as a new Grand Prix winner was crowned in Cancun. World number 27 and Bucharest European Open bronze medallist Paltchik, evaded a trademark uchi-mata from world number 28 Fletcher before throwing with a drop seoi-nage with 14 seconds left on the clock. Read more

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First Grand Prix crown for Nikoloz Sherazadishvili

19 Jun 2017 04:05

Spanish Nikoloz Sherazadishvili recorded the best result of his young career as he defeated Bucharest European Open winner Tural Safguliyev (AZE) in the U90kg final to claim his first Grand Prix gold medal. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Safguliyev, 26, led by a waza-ari before Tbilisi-born Sherazadishvili pulled level with a waza-ari score of his own on the edge of the area and pinned down the Azeri with a modified yoko-shiho-gatame for ippon. Read more

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Croatia’s Ivana Sutalo pitches a perfect record in Cancun

19 Jun 2017 03:05

Croatia’s Ivana Sutalo topped an IJF medal podium for the first time with a win over Pan American Championships silver medallist Melanie Bolanos of Mexico. Sutalo, Zagreb Grand Prix bronze medallist, produced three ippons in as many contests to take the +78kg title as Bolanos had to settle for silver after being thrown for a waza-ari and held down for 20 seconds. Read more

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Mayra Aguiar coes back with gold at Grand Prix Cancun

19 Jun 2017 02:35

Double Olympic bronze medallist Mayra Aguiar of Brazil made a winning return to action as she defeated double European bronze medallist Natalie Powell of Great Britain to win U78kg gold. Former world champion Aguiar was making her first appearance on the IJF World Judo Tour since her home Olympics but it did not show as she caught Welsh judoka Powell with a textbook sasae-tsurikomi-ashi for ippon. Read more

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