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What to do with 13 nominated Japanese athletes for the Games?

11 May 2020 09:50

Following the postponement of the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic, Japan's judo governing body faces a difficult decision on athlete selection for the rescheduled Tokyo Games. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Kaja Kajzer

10 May 2020 10:15

Slovenian judoka Kaja Kajzer was still a teen when she won the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv this year, an early birthday present. The youngster always had to fighter older rivals and that made her who she is now. She medalled at the Junior Worlds and now her focus is to qualify for the Games. She even took a sabbatical to realise it. Covid-19 though prolongs that period and JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh asked how Kaja is dealing with the situation. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Carola Paissoni

8 May 2020 10:55

Another Italian in our series how the judoka deal with the current coronacrisis. Italian judoka Carola Paissoni was in a lock-down for a long period and finally there is some space to breath. The multiple Italian champion U70kg still finds such joy in putting on her judogi, but was limited for the last few months. Her family helped her to get through this period. She was one of the last medallists this year at an Olympic qualifier in Warsaw. JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh asked her all about her judo and her teammates in Torino. Read more

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Is virtual Judo the next step in corona time

8 May 2020 09:30

It's not so easy to bet on sports these days. Although the football starts up in some countries, Judo is still tough to make some money with your expertise. Sure, any online betting company offers a range of sports but for judo you got to stick to the fantasy Games like IJF organised for the 2019 World Championships. Let's hope Judo is back soon, so you can expose your expertise in the online games. Read more

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This is how the 2016 Olympic Champions were ranked one year before Games-time

6 May 2020 19:05

It was not a huge surprise that Lukas Krpalek, Teddy Riner, Tina Trstenjak and Kayla Harrison were crowned as Olympic Champions. They already dominated their categories one year ahead of the Games in August 2015. Italian Fabio Basile though shocked the judo world with as fast rising star. He was nowhere in his new category U66kg as he came from U60kg, but marched in fast on his golden path to Rio. Read more

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Fabio Basile: Now is the time to be courageous

6 May 2020 12:05

Patience is a key element of judo and for Olympic champion Fabio Basile it is a virtue which has served him well over the last few weeks in Europe's longest lockdown. Until a few weeks ago, Basile was confident about his preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He won the gold medal U66kg four years ago in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Eteri Liparteliani

6 May 2020 08:50

Georgian judoka Eteri Liparteliani won the EYOF title at home in Tbilisi in 2015. Last year she took a silver medal at the 2019 European Open in Prague at Senior level and bronze at the Grand Prix in Zagreb while she still was a junior and even won the European and World title. To conclude her year, she claimed the European U23 title. That’s an amazing year and Eteri made JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh curious. Irakli Khmelidze helped us to pull the best answer out of her. Read more

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