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JudoScotland announce new sponsorship deal with Scottish Salmon Company

By Spencer Brown

Commonwealth champion Christopher Sherrington blue competes in the Mens 100kg Judo final for Scotland ©Getty ImagesJudoScotland, in the wake of its success at the Commonwealth Games, has announced a new sponsorship deal with The Scottish Salmon Company.

Putin fails to inspire Russia to elusive gold medal at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin watched the team event of the World Judo Championships with IJF leader Marius Vizer ©IJFEven the presence of Vladimir Putin could not inspire Russia to their first gold medal of the 2014 World Judo Championships here today.

Seven-up for Riner as Krpalek makes history for Czech Republic at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk 

France's Teddy Riner celebrates his seventh world title ©IJFTeddy Riner won a record-equalling seventh title as he took the gold medal in the over-100 kilogram, with Lukas Krpalek making history for the Czech Republic at the World Judo Championships here today. 

World Judo Championships dances to South American tune

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Brazil's Mayra Aguiar celebrates victory in the women's under-78kg class ©IJFThe World Judo Championships was swaying to a South American beat here on day five as Colombia's Yuri Alvear and Brazil's Mayra Aguiar won the under-70 kilogram and under-78kg titles respectively.

Revenge, sweet revenge for Agbegnenou and Tchrikishvili at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

France's Clarisse Agbegnenou celebrates her victory in the women's under-63kg class ©IJFFrance's Clarisse Agbegnenou gained revenge over Israel's Yarden Gerbi when she won the gold medal in the under-63 kilogram class at the World Judo Championships here today.

Rising sun continues to shine on Japan at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Riki Nakaya claimed Japan's fourth gold medal of the 2014 World Judo Championships ©IJFThe sun continued to rise on Japan's team at the World Judo Championships here as they claimed the two gold medals on offer today to take their total to four as they head for their best performance outside their own country for 15 years. 

Favourites retain titles at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Majlinda Kelmendi slumps to the tatami after retaining her under-52kg World Championships title ©IJFAfter yesterday, when the less fancied competitors made their mark, it was the turn of the favourites to re-assert their authority on the second day of the World Judo Championships here today.

Underdogs have eye of the tiger at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Japanese teenager Ami Kondo claimed the women's under 48-kilogram title at the World Judo Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesA live Siberian tiger was the highlight of a spectacular Opening Ceremony of the World Judo Championships here this afternoon but history will ultimately record that it was the day of the underdog. 

Chelyabinsk meteor to feature on medals as city prepares for sold-out World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Grand Hotel Vidgof in Chelyabinsk

The Chelyabinsk meteor will feature on the medals awarded at the World Judo Championships ©World Judo Championships 2014 ChelyabinskWinners at this year's World Judo Championships, due to start here tomorrow, will receive a medal decorated with the Chelyabinsk meteor.
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