2016 Olympic Games day 6 Judo U100kg & U78kg - Event

2016 Olympic Games day 6 Judo U100kg & U78kg

  • Date: 11 Aug 2016 -
  • Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Type: Olympic Games
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Lukas Krpalek immortal after first Olympic title for Czech Republic

12 Aug 2016 00:05

Anyone could become Olympic champion in the men’s U100kg division. The field had so many favourites that each of the participants could knock out the elite. The elite has a short expiry date. The World medallists of Astana last year had no guarantee for a medal. In the field two former Olympic champions, and they were knocked out in the first round. Four World champions and Lukas Krpalek came on top today. Read more

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Legendary Kayla Harrison double Olympic champion

11 Aug 2016 23:00

“I am Kayla Harrison, double Olympic Champion”. She’ll has to get used to that one, although she must have practiced it a bit in the four year’s campaign to follow up her Olympic title to become legend. Kayla Harrison took the Olympic title in Rio for women U78kg in the final against French Audrey Tcheumeo. Not the best final, for intense that Tcheumeo has always kept in line with Kayla in their encounters, 4-4, but this one was Kayla’s. Read more

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Men's semis full of surprises, women by the books

11 Aug 2016 18:10

Not everyone can win, so in principle everything goes by the book in the women’s category U78kg. The favourites are still lined up where Kayla Harrison (USA) and Mayra Aguiar (BRA) have the highest odds with the bookies. The experts know that Aguiar will have to battle with Audrey Tcheumeo, certainly the best of the rest. However Aguiar has a record of 5-1 against the French and is by far the favourite. You can’t imagine more dominance but Kayla Harrison against Maria Velensek of Slovenia have fought eight times and all won by Harrison. Read more

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Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview men U100kg

11 Aug 2016 10:15

The men’s event U100kg has a huge number of fighters with medal chances. Not just the top favourites but also former Olympic medallists such as Naidan, reigning Olympic Champion Khaibulaev or the determined European champion Henk Grol. They are not the top favourites but can still win gold. At 11 August we will know the winner. Read more

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Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview women U78kg

11 Aug 2016 10:05

Brazil is looking forward to that thrilling match. That match between current Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison and Brazilian pride Mayra Aguiar, the 2014 World Champion. Actually no one is talking about the opposition, just about that encounter with a current score of 9-8 for Harrison. At 11 August Brazil will either explode or suffer. A huge expectation ad pressure for Mayra Aguiar. Read more