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Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

11 Oct 2016 15:10

Judoka Haruna Asami, a two-time world champion in the women’s U48kg division, drew the curtain on her career. Read more

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German judoka David Tekic has his lifestory on his body

10 Oct 2016 09:50

Some of the appealing newcomers in the senior division is Germany’s David Tekic. Not just because he won the European Open this year in Madrid, took his first German title and added the European Cup of Belgrade last weekend. Tekic is a story on his own and the story is partially written on his body. David Tekic a.k.a. Tattoo David is a rich man, because he enjoys life as it is. Read more

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Russia tops the table at European Cup in Belgrade

9 Oct 2016 18:10

The organisation of the European Cup can be happy with high level judo with 331 judoka and Russia as strongest nation. The Russians doubled the score of Saturday with another four gold medals. Two German men won gold on Sunday starting with Benjamin Muennich. Read more

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Russians strong at European Cup in Belgrade

9 Oct 2016 00:25

The team of Russia impressed at the first day of the European Cup in Serbia. With four gold medals, two for men, two for women the neo seniors seemed to be ready for the European U23 Championships in Tel Aviv. The first gold medal was for the host nation and the tiny Andrea Stojanovic set a record for the youngest winner of the tournament. Born in 2000 Stojanovic won a trophy bigger than her chest, but not bigger than her heart. Read more

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Shynkeyev defeats Volkov in Tashkent heavyweight final

8 Oct 2016 19:10

Kazach judoka Yerzhan Shynkeyev won his first Grand Prix gold medal as he defeated Tyumen Grand Slam winner Andrey Volkov of Russia to clinch the men’s heavyweight title in the last contest of the Tashkent Grand Prix 2016. Read more

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Kazakh veteran Gulzhan Issanova regains Grand Prix Tashkent title

8 Oct 2016 18:05

Kazakh heavyweight Gulzhan Issanova won her third Grand Prix title with a victory over Maryna Slutskaya of Belarus. The duo were even in the head-to-head series coming into the contest with one win apiece and it was the veteran Issanova who moved ahead with a nail-biting win on shido penalties 1:2 after a misfiring Slutskaya was twice penalised for passivity while the winner was only penalised once for the same indiscretion. Read more

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Soyib Kurbonov still Uzbekistans strongest

8 Oct 2016 18:05

The experienced Uzbekistan judoka Soyib Kurbonov went unbeaten on the final day of the Grand Prix in Tashkent to be crowned U100kg gold medallist as he defeated Madrid European Open bronze medallist Jalil Shukurov (AZE) in the final. Read more

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