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Iran standout Javad has won the junior title

Moscow, Russia, July 26, 2013: IRAN, Last Sunday was the second and final day of the absorbing Judo Grand Slam, Moscow 2013, at the Krylatskoe Palace of Sport as the focus of the world’s leading judoka now turns to the World Championships in August. Seven weight categories were in action as the


CHIBANA clinches career-best wins for Brazil

Moscow – Russia, July 23, 2013: Chibana, The opening day of the Judo Grand Slam, Moscow 2013, produced a pulsating day of competition at the teeming Krylatskoe Palace of Sport on Saturday. The venue was awash with colour as young supporters proudly wore the Russian colours of red, white and blue and


Excellent performance by the Mongolian judokas

Ulaanbaatar, July 18, 2013: Last Sunday was the second day of competition on the occasion of the first edition of the Judo Grand Prix, Ulaanbaatar 2013. The last seven categories that fought for the Grand Prix title were: men’s -81kg, -90kg, -100kg and +100kg and women’s -70kg, -78kg and +78kg. One of


Judo Grand Prix, Ulaanbaatar 2013

The opening day of the first Judo Grand Prix in Mongolia was a thrilling spectacle as the host organisation and world-class field of judoka provided a memorable start to the competition at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex on Saturday. Seven weight categories were in action as the women’s -48kg, -52kg, -57kg and


Team Spirit Flies over in 27th Summer Universiade

Kazan, July 12, 2013: As it has become a tradition, the last day of competition at the Universiade was dedicated to the team event. Thus 22 teams for men and 14 for women were chasing a Universiade title. Once again, the competition attracted a large audience, which boosted the atmosphere within the


Last Day of Individual Competitions in Summer Universiade

Kazan, July 10, 2013: The fourth day of competition juste came to an end in Kazan on the occasion of the 27th Summer Universiade. It concluded the individual competition session. Tomorrow for the last day of judo, teams will be on the tatami. But before that, the light weight categories and the


Russia, Brazil, Korea and Japan on the Top of the Podiums

Kazan, July 10, 2013: Podium, For the third day of competition at the Summer Universiade, Kazan 2013, four more categories were concerned: women’s -52kg and 57kg as well as men’s -66kg and -73kg. Once again, the level of the competition was particularly high and captivating in the perspective of the World Championship,


After an impressive first day of judo competition

Women’s -63kg and -70kg and Men’s -81kg and -90kg The second day of competition at the 27th Summer Universiade, Kazan 2013, just came to an end with four new champions and three countries in gold, Korea having won two more titles (yesterday Korea won the men’s +100kg) in the women’s -70kg and


Russian Judo Star Yelena Ivashchenko Passed Away

It is with great sadness that the International Judo Community learned that Russian judo star Yelena Ivashchenko, 28, passed away. Living in Tyumen, Russia, where the World Judo Masters recently took place, Yelena Ivashchenko won a gold medal at the European Judo Championships in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Born in the


British Judo luminaries promoted to 9th Dan

Two of the most highly-regarded figures in the history of British Judo, Roy Inman OBE and Colin McIver, were recently promoted to 9th Dan (Kyudan) in a special presentation by famed judo icon and 10th Dan (Jūdan) George Kerr CBE. Colin McIver and George Kerr CBE Lausanne, June 2013: The presentation poignantly