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Marius Vizer was re-elected for another four years

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, Aug 23, 2013: Mr. Vizer has transformed the image of judo and the IJF since taking office in 2007 during the last World Championships in Brazil’s second largest city. Through his visionary leadership, the IJF has developed a thriving World Judo Tour, established the sport’s place in

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Golden GERCSAK crowned world champion

Miami – USA, August 10, 2013: The 2013 Cadet World Championships gathered pace on day three as four champions were crowned on Saturday during a pulsating day of judo at the Doral Legends Ballroom. Four categories were in action as the girls -57kg and -63kg talents took to the tatami along with

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TSUNEMI triumphs as Japan excel in Miami

The 2013 Cadet World Championships continued to enthral a receptive Miami audience on Friday during the second day of competition at the Doral Legends Ballroom. Four categories were in action on day two as the girls -48kg and -52kg talents took to the tatami along with the boys -60kg and -66kg categories. Japan

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Cadet World Championships, Miami 2013

The 2013 Cadet World Championships started in style on Thursday as four champions were crowned on the opening day of the competition at the sun-soaked Doral Legends Ballroom in Miami. The girls -40kg and -44kg categories were in action on day one along with the boys -50kg and -55kg categories. All eyes

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Judo Camp A Place for the Young Generations

In Fiesch, at the far end of the Canton of Valais, Switzerland, more than 200 young judoka (Juniors and Cadets), coming from 30 countries, benefited from the expertise of several great champions led by the 6th dan and Olympic bronze medalist, Sergei Aschwanden (SUI).   Francis Favrod, President of the Sergei Judo

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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