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Passing of young South African judoka Preston Davids

3 Aug 2020 12:30

At the young age of 29 Judoka and judo coach Preston Davids of South Africa died. The Judo world in shocked by the death of the young athlete who took the gold medal at the South Adrican Open in 2013. The Lightweight competed at many African Championships and African Open Judo tournaments and he took a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2016. He was also a coach for many young talents. Read more

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Sharafuddin Lutfillaev eager to win the gold medal at highest level

3 Aug 2020 11:20

Sharafuddin Lutfillaev took silver at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo where he had a great day, but in fact forgot to win the gold medal. The spectacular judoka from Uzbekistan is for years one of the sensations in the lightweight division U60kg. Together with Diyorbek Urozboev, who won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, Lutfillaev confirms the strong presence of former Soviet countries like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Russia. Read more

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Yoshihiro Akiyama, Judoka & his ONE Championship journey

3 Aug 2020 10:10

Before the bright lights of the UFC octagon and decorated career in mixed martial arts, current ONE Championship legend Yoshihiro Akiyama made his come up through the world of Judoka. Read more

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