Judo

First Venezuelan Paralympic champion Soazo announces return for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Naomi Soazo of Venezuela celebrates winning under 63kg gold at Beijing 2008 ©Getty ImagesJudoka Naomi Soazo, Venezuela's first - and so far only - Paralympic gold medallist in any sport, has cut short her retirement plans in a bid to qualify for Rio 2016. 

IJF and IBSA strengthen ties with signing of Memorandum of Understanding in Budapest

By Gary Anderson

IBSA and the IJF have reaffirmed commitment to promote and develop visually impaired judo ©IJFThe International Judo Federation (IJF) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) have strengthened ties by reaffirming cooperation in promoting visually impaired judo with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Crockett delights home fans but Ukraine top country at IBSA Judo World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Inna Cherniak was one of three Ukrainian judoka to claim World Championship gold in Colorado ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmerican Dartanyon Crockett delighted fans in Colorado Springs when he claimed the gold medal at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo World Championships, where Ukrainian athletes secured three of the 13 titles on offer.

Boost for visually impaired judo after new deal signed with IJF

By Duncan Mackay

Visually impaired judo is set for a major boost after the new deal between the IJF and IBSA ©Getty ImagesA new plan to integrate fully sighted and visually impaired judo has been launched by Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF).

Rio welcomes visually impaired judoka for IBSA training camp

By Paul Osborne

Visually impaired judoka from 10 countries visited Brazil last week to take part in a special training camp ©Getty ImagesApril 25 - Visually impaired judoka were given the opportunity to test their wits in the city of the 2016 Paralympic Games as athletes from 10 countries visited Rio de Janeiro for a special training camp.

British Paralympic bronze medallist Ben Quilter retires from judo

By Paul Osborne

Paralympic bronze medallist Ben Quilter has announced his retirement from judo ©Getty ImagesDecember 9 - Paralympic bronze medallist Ben Quilter has announced his retirement from competitive judo with immediate effect.

London 2012 silver medallist Ingram retains visually impaired European title

By Gary Anderson

December 5 - London 2012 silver medal winner Sam Ingram is now a double European champion ©Getty ImagesBritain's Paralympic judo silver medallist Sam Ingram has defended his title at the Visually Impaired European Championships in Eger, Hungary defeating Eduard Tropinov of the Ukraine in the men's under 90 kilograms final.

London 2012 stimulated us for new goals at Rio 2016, says Azerbaijani Paralympic judo champion

By Emily Goddard

Ilham Zakiyev 140513May 15 - Ilham Zakiyev, Azerbaijan's two-time Paralympic judo champion, has claimed his nation's success at London 2012, where they finished third on the medal table for the sport, has given the team the motivation to win even more medals at Rio 2016.

Paralympic triple gold medallist given community order after cheating taxpayers

By Duncan Mackay

Simon Jackson with Paralympic gold medalFebruary 4 - Britain's triple Paralympic judo gold medallist Simon Jackson has been given a four month community order and must abide by a 7pm to 6am curfew after being convicted of fraudulently claiming more than £10,000 of taxpayers' money.
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