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Daily Preview Day 3: history in the making for Canada

21 Sep 2018 23:10

Day three of the World Championships will give chances to other nations than Japan. Still the Japanese have great athletes in Soichi Hashimoto and Tsukasa Yoshida but perhaps the world will also cheer for other powers such as the Azeri who really have medal chances on this third day with Orujov and Heydarov. Read more

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Preview men U73kg: Can the Azeri beat Hashimoto and An

21 Sep 2018 22:30

The category U73kg has been dominated by Japan for the last decade. With Hashimoto as only choice in the team, so without Ono, it is Hashimoto who should showcase his best judo and prolong the world title which will give him a big lead in the race for Tokyo. But there are lots of good athletes in this category such as An-Chang-Rim. Read more

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Preview women U57kg Canada, Mongolia or a surprise

21 Sep 2018 22:10

On Saturday perhaps Mongolia can finally break through the Japanese dominance. With defending World Champion Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL) Mongolia will have a share in the medals, but we also know each year judo changes and new power coming in. Time to analyse the women’s U57kg category. Read more

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Day 2 review: Sibling rivalry at its finest

21 Sep 2018 20:40

A minute and a half and an uchi mata was all it took for a second under 66kg world championship to be added to his revered name. Today's World Championships showed the beauty of pure judo talent. Read more

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Hifumi Abe captures his second world title in style

21 Sep 2018 16:25

What a story for judo with brother and sister Abe showcasing marvelous and innovating judo. Both champions finished their match by uchimata, a unique happening in judo. Hifumi Abe claimed the world title U66kg defeating the dark horse of today Yerlan Serikzhanov of Kazakhstan. Read more

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Uta Abe makes miracles come true with World title

21 Sep 2018 15:50

Uta Abe has become the new World Champion. Like yesterday another rookie judoka taking the World title. Just 18 she is and she defeated, like on the opening day, the current World Champion. Uta Abe defeated Ai Shishime in an all Japan final in the golden score. Abe is the third youngest ever World Champion after Daria Bilodid and Ryoko Tani. Read more

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Hifumi Abe faces An Baul in semi final

21 Sep 2018 13:00

Two out of the four top seeds in the men’s U66kg category in Baku's World Championships were able to overcome tricky contests in the pool stage to secure semi-final spots. A clash is coming up with An vs Abe. But in the morning session there was lots a great action. Read more

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