Judo

Israeli judoka star set to compete for Great Britain at Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Alice Schlesinger is set to compete for Great Britain in future international competitions ©Getty ImagesIsrael's Universiade judo champion Alice Schlesinger could be set to compete for Great Britain in future international competitions after making a request to switch allegiances. 

Gold for Olympic champion Harrison as Tokyo Judo Grand Slam closes

By Emily Goddard

Kayla Harrison claimed gold in the women's under 78kg as the Tokyo Grand Slam came to a close ©IJFOlympic champion Kayla Harrison claimed gold in the women's under 78kg today as the Tokyo Grand Slam came to a close to round off this year's World Judo Tour.

Japan continue to impress at Tokyo Grand Slam

By Paul Osborne

Japan continue to dominate at the Tokyo Grand Slam ©IJFJapan's impressive form at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Tokyo Grand Slam continued today as they collected a further two gold medals to move comfortably clear at the top of the medal standings.

Japan in total control on opening day of Tokyo Grand Slam

By Paul Osborne

Japan dominate opening day of Tokyo Grand Slam ©IJFIt was a near-perfect day for Japan at the season-ending International Judo Federation (IJF) Tokyo Grand Slam as the host nation secured four of the five gold medals on offer inside the Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Formidable line-up set for season-ending IJF Tokyo Grand Slam

By Nick Butler 

Many of the world's best judoka will compete in the season ending Tokyo Grand Slam, with the draw unveiled today ©IJFAn eagerly anticipated draw took place today for judo's season-closing Tokyo Grand Slam, with many of the biggest names in the sport set to compete.

European Judo Union celebrates 50 years in the Olympics

By Emily Goddard

The European Judo Union has celebrated 50 years of judo at the Olympics ©EJUThe European Judo Union (EJU) has held celebrations to mark the sport's 50th anniversary on the Olympic programme, as Patrick Hickey revealed there is "a big lobby" within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) protecting its position in the Games.

Cameroon targeting improvement after reaping benefits of IJF development programme

By Nick Butler

The Cameroon Judo Federation are benefitting from support from the IJF ©IJFCameroon has become the latest country to benefit from the International Judo Federation's (IJF) development programme, with equipment and support for several national events having been provided in 2014.  

Riner gains predictably dominant victory on final day of IJF Grand Prix

By Nick Butler

Teddy Riner (right) extended his remarkable unbeaten streak by easing to heavyweight gold in Jeju ©IJFTeddy Riner underlined his status as the undisputed star of the sport by winning - yet again - on the final day of action at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Jeju.

Promising South Korean delights home crowd with victory at IJF Judo Grand Prix

By Daniel Etchells

An Changrim (far) defeated top seed Sagi Muki in the men's under 73kg category final ©IJFSouth Korea's An Changrim produced the finest performance of his young career to claim the men's under 73 kilogram category gold medal at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Jeju today.

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