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World leading Dutchman Michael Korrel must surpass best year

4 Jan 2018 15:25

World number one Michael Korrel has had an amazing 2017. With a victory at the Grand Slam in Baku the Dutchman cemented his leading position. Two finals in December in Tokyo and the World Masters gave him enough points to secure the jackpot. Six medals this year in qualification events is even better than last year’s rise. However he will have to work hard and surpass last year's results to maintain his position. Read more

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World Ranking leader Chiruzu Arai can last for years U70kg

3 Jan 2018 14:30

If you win Paris, Düsseldorf, the World title, the world team title and silver at the Grand Slam in Tokyo, one can say that Chizuru Arai had a great year. As World Ranking leader she tops the category U70kg followed by Portela, Alvear and a bunch of judoka of the new generation. Arai is one of them. Read more

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World Ranking leader Aleksandar Kukolj enjoys the competition

3 Jan 2018 10:05

Who would have dreamed that Serbia dominated the category U90kg in the IJF World Ranking with Aleksandar Kukolj and Nemanja Majdov. Kukolj reached the world leading position in May 2017. After his European title in Warsaw, Kukolj finally achieved what he knew for a long time. The ne-waza and gripping specialist surprised a lot of people but is a stable value in this category U90kg and loves the competition as he can still get a lot better. Read more

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Interview with judo siblings and super talents Hifumi and Uta Abe

3 Jan 2018 09:30

One of the most remarkable siblings in the world of judo are brother and sister Abe. Two world titles went to the same household in August as the Abe siblings both won gold and are now on the lips of everyone in Japan with Tokyo 2020 on the horizon. Hifumi Abe is the world champion U66kg, but his sister won the World junior title and is as lethal as her brother and became the youngest ever winner in the IJF World Tour. Get to know more about the Abe’s. Read more

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How judo will change in 2018

1 Jan 2018 09:00

Starting today, there are some slight modifications of the IJF rules. JudoCrazy analysed the new rules and notes the Top 5 ways how judo will be affected (not in any order of significance). Read more

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Khasan Khalmurzaev regains leading role U81kg

30 Dec 2017 15:05

Last April Khasan Khalmurzaev made his comeback after he had won the Olympic title in 2016 he took some time off. He won the European Cup in Sarajevo but his real comeback was the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg with gold. Read more

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Clarisse Agbegnenou back at the top of the mountain

30 Dec 2017 09:05

Clarisse Agbegnenou planned her year well. In the last week she took over the IJF World Ranking given her bronze medal at the IJF Masters. Leader Tina Trstenjak was absent and gave away her leading position. Agbegnenou became World Champion in 2017 and the leading position was probably a matter of time. For the first time since July 2015 Trstenjak wasn’t anymore on the top of the ranking. Read more

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