Judo

Kelmendi shows why she is Kosovo's best hope for Rio 2016 glory with Abu Dhabi victory

By Daniel Etchells

Kosovo's Majlinda Kelmendi (near) repeated her win against Romania's Andreea Chitu (far) in this year's World Championships final ©IJFMajlinda Kelmendi celebrated the news that Kosovo will be eligible to make its Olympic debut at Rio 2016 by claiming victory in the women's under 52 kilogram category on the opening day of the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam at the FGB Arena.

Abu Dhabi gearing up to host first Judo Grand Slam

By Gary Anderson

The draw for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Slam took place today ahead of three days of judo action ©IJFAbu Dhabi is getting ready to host its first International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam event this week after successfully staging Grand Prix tournaments for the past five years.

IJF President praises IOC for "human" decision to recognise Kosovo

By Nick Butler

Marius Vizer has praised the IOC decision to provisionally recognise Kosovo ©IJFInternational Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for provisionally recognising Kosovo, describing it as a "human, mature and fair" decision. 

Japan dominate team events as Judo Junior World Championships come to close

By Daniel Etchells

Japan's men beat defending champions Georgia 3-2 in the team final ©IJFJapan emulated their individual success by claiming gold medals in both the men's and women's team events on the final day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships in Fort Lauderdale.

Japan win two more golds to secure place at top of medals table at Judo Junior World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Japan's Sarah Asahina (left) claimed the gold medal in the women's 78kg category at the expense of Ukraine's Anastasiia Sapsai ©IJFJapan added two more gold medals to their impressive haul as they finished top of the individual standings at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships in Fort Lauderdale.

Japan claims fifth gold at Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Miho Minei (white) came out on top of her battle with compatriot Nami Nabekura as Japan won a fifth gold at the IFJ Junior World Championships ©IJFMiho Minei won women's under 63 kilogram gold in Fort Lauderdale to ensure Japan has won at least one gold medal each day so far at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships.

Russia and South Korea enjoy surprise wins at Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Russian Egor Mgdsyan celebrates after securing a surprise win in the final of the men's under 66kg class ©IJFRussia's Egor Mgdsyan and South Korea's An Changrim were surprise winners on the second day of action at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships in Fort Lauderdale.

Kondo shines as Japan dominates day one of Judo Junior World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Ami Kondo of Japan (blue) added the junior world title to her senior crown at the IJF Junior World Championships in Florida ©IJFSenior world champion Ami Kondo confirmed her status as one of the major talents in the sport after adding the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championship title to her collection on a day that saw Japan claim three of the four gold medals on offer in Fort Lauderdale.

Tennis legend welcomes world's best junior judoka to Fort Lauderdale

By Gary Anderson

The IJF Junior World Championships are set to get underway in Fort Lauderdale today ©IJFTwo-time tennis Grand Slam winner Illie Nastase was a special guest at the draw for the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships which get underway in Fort Lauderdale today.
Page 1 of 38