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Australia and hosts Vanuatu dominated Oceania Open in Port Vila

12 Nov 2017 14:30

Vanuatu were guaranteed success in the women’s under-57 kilogram at the Farea Pasifika venue, which is located in the Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa. They boasted the only two athletes in the event, with Florence Daoleuang winning two straight bouts against Veronica Tari to win the best-of-three competition. Read more

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Teddy Riner remains undefeated and claims tenth World title

11 Nov 2017 21:05

Teddy Riner remains the emperor in judo. With his tenth World title he closed all mouths, he got all the respect. Also respect for the finallist, Toma Nikiforov, a lightweight compared to Riner but his guts and flair and good judo brought him into the final of the World Open Championships. Read more

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Japanese and Cuban battles for World Open bronze in Marrakech

11 Nov 2017 20:40

Fourty men were trying to take the gold from teddy Riner, but the emperor is still World Champion for the tenth time. A few brave men of 40 in total were left for the final stages. The first bronze medal contest saw the two Japanese, Ojitani Takeshi (JPN) and Kageura Kokoro (JPN) facing for a precious place on the podium. Read more

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Double Dutch Gold at European U23s in Podgorica

11 Nov 2017 19:50

The Netherlands claimed two gold medals at day two of the European U23 Championships. With Geke van den berg and Hilde Jager the Dutch had a great day. Saian Ondar (RUS) and Dorin Gotonoaga (MDA) claimed gold in the men’s division. Read more

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Teddy Riner defeats all hopes, Iliadis gives the fans a smile in prelims

11 Nov 2017 16:35

The preliminary matches of the World Open Championships in Marrakech saw some great battles and surprising results. Especially the lighter judokas such as Nikiforov and Granda excelled in this openweight category and qualified for the semi finals. The return of Ilias Iliadis was just great to see when he was opposed to Roy Meyer. The Greek came back for the new generation and the generous smile after his contest was full of warmth for judo. Read more

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Special World Open Championships for "lightweight" Assmaa Niang

11 Nov 2017 09:20

At the Press conference of the World Open Judo Championships judo icon Ilias Iliadis was accompanied by Moroccan experienced star Assmaa Niang, for her the World Open Championships are extra special this weekend and this is the reason she will compete, while she normally competes in her U70kg category. Read more

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Dzmitry Minkou shows Belarus the way to successful European U23 Championships

10 Nov 2017 17:50

Belarussian youngster Dzmitry Minkou added another important milestone to his impressive career. Minkou won the European Gold medal for judoka U23 years in Podgorica, Montenegro. Another confirmation that belarus judo is growing strongly and with this generation the European Games in 2019 can be a massive success with judo as main sport. Read more

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