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Manuel Lombardo rules the world for Italy

19 Oct 2018 07:50

Italian judoka Manuel Lombardo celebrated Junior World gold with a thrilling display in the U66kg category. It was the second big title this year as he also won the Junior European title. Read more

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Former cadet ace Ryoko Takeda takes the top prize in Nassau

19 Oct 2018 06:30

Former Cadet World Championships gold medallist Takeda Ryoko of Japan won the Junior version of the world title with victory over Agadir Grand Prix silver medallist Gefen Primo (ISR) in the first final on day two. Takeda, whose 2015 world title win came in the U57kg category, looked comfortable at U52kg as she beat her Israeli opponent by two unanswered scores. Read more

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Haruka Funakubo sets unique series of three Junior world titles

19 Oct 2018 06:30

Funakubo Haruka of Japan remained unbeaten at the Junior World Championships as the Japanese hotshot won the event for the third time. The defending Junior world champion won gold in 2015 and 2017 and this year made her IJF World Judo Tour debut with bronze at the Zagreb Grand Prix in July where the youngster lost on international soil for the first time. Read more

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Turkish Bilal Ciloglu is the comeback kid, Lombardo takes double

18 Oct 2018 23:35

What an amazing second day at the Junior World Championships in Naussau, Bahamas. Japan claimed two gold medals, for for the women U52kg and U57kg. Manuel Lombardo of Italy gave his year tremendous year glance with gold U66kg and Bilal Ciloglu had an amazing last minute with an incredible comeback. After silver last year, he now took the sweet gold. Read more

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Daria Bilodid earns the complete set of judo world titles

18 Oct 2018 07:50

Ukrainian teen Daria Bilodid defeated IJF debutant Yoshida Sana (JPN), the younger sister of senior U57kg world champion Yoshida Tsukasa, to complete a full set of world judo titles. Judo’s youngest senior world champion maintained her unbeaten record against Japanese judoka as Yoshida became the seventh victim of the Ukrainian phenomenon who just turned 18. Read more

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Lightweight specialists Japan start with gold from Todokoro

18 Oct 2018 07:45

IJF debutant Todokoro Chihiro (JPN) was crowned the U44kg Junior World Championships gold medallist with victory over Junior African Championships gold medallist Oumaima Bedioui (TUN). Read more

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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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