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Genki Koga earns new world title to add to 2015 cadet world crown

18 Oct 2018 07:10

Former Cadet World Championships gold medallist Koga Genki, 19, the son of 1992 Olympic champion and three-time world champion Koga Toshihiko, won an all-Japanese U60kg final on day one. Read more

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Senior Worlds hosts Azerbaijan take gold and silver as Aliyev takes top spot

18 Oct 2018 07:00

Rovshan Aliyev of Azerbaijan came from behind to defeat Junior European Championships bronze medallist Balabay Aghayev (AZE) to win the U55kg Junior World title in the Bahamas. Read more

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Daria Bilodid overcomes all pressure and displays mental powers

17 Oct 2018 23:50

It was an unsurprising result for Daria Bilodid as she claimed the junior world title on the opening day of competition at the Junior World Championships, nonetheless proving to the world once again that she is a young phenom. Japan claimed two gold medals of their own, and the crowd was treated to an all-Azeri U55kg final. Read more

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IJF signs contract for new Grand Prix in Montreal, Canada for 2019

17 Oct 2018 19:40

The International Judo Federation and Judo Canada signed a contract for a new Grand Prix in Montreal for 2019. The new IJF World Judo Tour event will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July in Montreal a week before the Budapest Grand Prix and the agreement is for one year. Read more

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Daria Bilodid ready to add to her list of titles

16 Oct 2018 23:50

Ukrainian wonderkid Daria Bilodid will be in action on day one of the Junior World Championships in Nassau. The 18-year-old was crowned senior world champion in the U48kg category in Baku last month and steps down an age group for the junior showpiece event as she chases back-to-back world titles in successive competitions. Read more

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Olympic champion Krpalek bounces back from Worlds disappointment

15 Oct 2018 10:10

Czech Judo star Lukas Krpalek won his third Grand Prix gold medal as he responded to his fifth-place finish at the World Championships with a clinical showing in Mexico. World number two Krpalek defeated former U90kg judoka and Antalya Grand Prix bronze medallist Andy Granda (CUB) in the last contest of the Cancun Grand Prix. Read more

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Russia’s Niiaz Bilalov produces perfect outing for first Grand Prix gold medal

15 Oct 2018 10:05

Niiaz Bilalov of Russia won all four of his contests by ippon to win his first Grand Prix title. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner from Russia defeated Ekaterinburg Grand Slam bronze medallist Laurin Boehler (AUT) after 44 seconds of golden score with a ko-uchi-gake which earned ippon. Read more

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