Judo

Lithuania to host annual judo tournament for blind and partially sighted

By Duncan Mackay

Lithuanai's annual International Judo Tournament for blind and partially sighted will take place in Vilnius in September ©Getty ImagesThe Lithuanian Blind Sports Federation has announced it will again host its annual International Judo Tournament for the blind and partially sighted in Vilnius later this year, they have announced. 

IOC Fair Play Award for Turkish judoka

By Duncan Mackay

Turkey's Demircan Güler has received an IOC Fair Play Award after her sporting gesture at IBSA Judo World Championships ©IBSATurkey's Demircan Güler has received the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Fair Play Award in recognition of a sporting gesture at last year's International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Judo World Championships in Coloardo Springs. 

Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan earn successes at Judo World Cup in Eger

By Michael Pavitt

The 2015 World Cup and Junior World Games was the biggest event held in Hungary for people with disabilities ©IBSAHungarian city Eger played host to a weekend of action in the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo World Cup and the Junior World Games, with Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan the two most successful nations. 

Eger marks start of momentous year for visually impaired judo

By Daniel Etchells

The 2015 International Blind Sports Federation Judo World Cup and Junior World Games are set to get underway this weekend ©IBSAVisually impaired judoka will descend on the Hungarian city Eger this weekend to compete in the 2015 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo World Cup and Junior World Games at the start of what is a particularly important year for the sport. 

Paralympic judoka Ben Quilter named as British Blind Sport youth patron

By Daniel Etchells

Ben Quilter has been named a youth patron of the charity British Blind Sport ©EFDSParalympic bronze medal-winning judoka Ben Quilter has been named a youth patron of the charity British Blind Sport (BBS).

Blind Judo Foundation showcases sport at DisAbility Sports Festival

By Daniel Etchells

Sensei Walter Dean led the judo introduction and coaching at the DisAbility Sports Festival ©PRWebThe Blind Judo Foundation has provided a demonstration of the sport at the annual DisAbility Sports Festival in San Bernardino, California.

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.
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