Judo

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.

Honour to be the theme of World Judo Day 2014

By Gary Anderson

Honour is the theme of World Judo Day 2014 ©IJFThe International Judo Federation (IJF) has revealed that honour will the theme of this year's World Judo Day celebrated annually on October 28.

Iaromka wins all-Ukraine final on last day of International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent

By Daniel Etchells

Svitlana Iaromka (blue) overcame team mate Iryna Kindzerska in the women's 78 kg category ©IJFUkraine's Svitlana Iaromka beat compatriot Iryna Kindzerska in the final of the women's over 78 kilogram category as the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent came to a close.

Uzbekistan favourite beaten on day two of International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent

By Daniel Etchells

Uzbekistan's Yakhyo Imamov (far) was beaten by Greece's Roman Moustopoulos to the disappointment of the home crowd ©IJFHome favourite Yakhyo Imamov suffered a shock defeat to Greece's Roman Moustopoulos in the final of the men's under 81 kilogram category on the second day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in the Uzbekistani capital Tashkent. 

Romania reigns on first day of International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent

By Gary Anderson

Andreea Chitu of Romania (left) won one of two gold medals for Romania on the first day of the judo Grand Prix in Tashkent ©IJFAndreea Chitu and Corina Caprioriu ensured the Romanian contingent inside the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent had the most to shout about as they won two gold medals on the opening day at the International Judo Federation Grand Prix.

Imamov big hope for host nation as Tashkent gets set for International Judo Federation Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

Yakhyo Imamov will be hoping to power his way to gold on home soil at this week's judo Grand Prix in Tashkent ©Getty ImagesYakhyo Imamov is the leading medal-hope for hosts Uzbekistan as the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour pitches up in Tashkent for the latest Grand Prix instalment.

Rakov delights home fans in Astana while Ustopiriyon wins first ever gold for Tajikistan at judo Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

Maxim Rakov (left) won gold for Kazakhstan on the final day of action at the judo Grand Prix in Astana ©IJFKazakhstan's former world champion Maxim Rakov was the most popular winner on the final day of the judo Grand Prix in Astana, taking gold in the men's under 100 kilogram event, while Komronshoh Ustopiriyon created history by winning a first ever title for Tajikistan.
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