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Flavio Canto: The Judo Day of my Life

8 Jun 2020 08:30

If you dive in the history of judo you find heroic names. Some athletes meant so much for judo, some won big titles, some are just outstanding ambassadors of judo and mean a lot for our sport due to their personality. One of those guys is Flávio Canto, first and foremost a fantastic judoka with a winning personality. Read more

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Aleksei Budolin: The Judo Day of my Life

7 Jun 2020 09:05

When the EYOF was organized in 1993, you could already discover a lot of judo talent. That edition was organized in The Netherlands and JudoInside was present as a journalist to watch the talents of 15-16 years young. Names like Karina Bryant (GBR), Georgi Georgiev (BUL), Daria’s father Gennady Bilodid, Kenji Uematsu and UK’s Winston Gordon who fought U78kg where a somewhat small guy from Estonia won the gold medal: Aleksei Budolin. Read more

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Daniela Krukower: The Judo Day of my Life

6 Jun 2020 11:10

In a glorious decade fighting for Argentina, the country of her birth, Daniela Krukower -63kg achieved 8 Continental Championship medals, two of them Gold, the pinnacle being her World Championship victory in Osaka 2003. As a young girl Daniela’s family moved from Buenos Aires to Israel, where she took her first steps on her judo journey. She excelled at the sport and was soon representing her country in International tournaments. Read more

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Ariel Zeevi: The Judo Day of my Life

4 Jun 2020 09:05

When Ariel “Arik” Zeevi, first stepped onto a judo mat, he was 7 years old. Growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Bnei Brak just East of Tel Aviv in Israel, sporting options were limited. He chose judo because it was near to where he lived. He started training in a shelter inside a local community centre, his first coach was 16 years old and one of his neighbours. Read more

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Daria Mezhetskaia: My bear is very patient

2 Jun 2020 11:30

Recently we had a long interview with Daria Mezhetskaia, there was so much to tell that we’d like to you meet her once more. With Irakli Khmelidze asking her all the details of her current situation, we didn’t want to withhold any info. European Games winner Mezhetskaia talks about her practices, her guilty pleasure and social media approach. Read more

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Sergei Aschwanden: The Judo Day Of My Life

1 Jun 2020 08:30

Beijing 2008 - the Mens 90kg Bronze medal match 2, was contested by Ivan Pershin of Russia and Sergei Aschwanden of Switzerland. As their names were announced, the casual listener could be forgiven for thinking Sergei had some slavic connection, when in reality, he was born in Switzerland to a Swiss father and a Kenyan mother, who chose the name because she liked the sound of it. Read more

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Dennis van der Geest: The Judo Day Of My Life

31 May 2020 09:30

On a blistering day in Cairo in September 2005, Dutch Heavyweight Dennis van der Geest, became Openweight World Champion, beating Tamerlan Tmenov of Russia in the Final. The year before, he had taken Bronze at the Athens Olympics. Read more

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