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Marica Perisic and Vanessa Chala complete successful triple in Pan America

24 Mar 2019 23:55

Brazil proved to be the strongest nation at the Pan American Open in Santiago de Chile this weekend. The Brazilians captured three gold medals. Four nations won two titles in Chile. Vanessa Chala of Ecuador and Marica Perisic of Serbia are the only two athletes who won all three Pan American Opens in Santiago, Cordoba and Lima. Read more

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Booming Belarussian juniors in Athens win triple gold

24 Mar 2019 19:05

There’s a new generation looming in Belarus. The lightweight Juniors took three gold medals at the Junior European Cup in Athens this weekend. Ten winning nations shone in the Greek capital where Turkey took most of the medals. Read more

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Tadahiro Nomura unveils 2020 Olympic Torch

24 Mar 2019 10:35

Judo’s only three-time Olympic champion Nomura Tadahiro unveiled the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch on Wednesday. Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay Official Ambassador Nomura, who won Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, said: “When I heard the news of my appointment, I was really surprised and very happy. Read more

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Paralympian Sam Ingram on a mission

21 Mar 2019 15:25

Great Britain’s Sam Ingram is a picture of serenity in the lead-up to the start of the 2019 judo season at the Baku Grand Prix in May. The world and London 2012 Paralympic silver medallist is on a mission to return to the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, having missed out at Rio 2016. Read more

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Yasuhiro Yamashita likely new JOC head

19 Mar 2019 09:00

JudoInside reported previously the candidacy of Olympic gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita as new Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President. Yamashita has emerged as a prime candidate to replace Tsunekazu Takeda, who will step down over alleged corruption involving Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, those close to the JOC said. Read more

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Canadian judoka prepping for Montreal Grand Prix

18 Mar 2019 10:05

Canadian judokas were often present on the medal podium in Ekaterinburg with one gold and four bronze, ranked 6th on the medal table. They are already anticipating the Grand Prix In Montreal this July. Read more

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Heavyweight glory for Russia’s Tamerlan Bashaev

17 Mar 2019 16:30

Tamerlan Bashaev of Russia struck Grand Slam gold for the first time in his career by defeating Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson (ISR) in the closing seconds of their +100kg final. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Bashaev dropped under his Israeli rival with his trademark seoi-nage for a waza-ari score with four seconds left on the clock to end the tournament on a high for the hosts. Read more

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