Judo

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.

IJF President predicts further growth of judo in China following Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler in the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

IJF President Marius Vizer believes Nanjing 2014 will help boost the sport across China ©IJFInternational Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has predicted that the sport  will continue to grow in China because it "totally fits with the Chinese mentality" and can contribute to the  general improvement of society.

IJF President calls for higher quota of judoka at Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Naj

IJF President Marius Vizer believes the quota for judoka should be increased at the Youth Olympic Games ©IJFPresident of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer has called for an increase in the quota for judoka at the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

More than 50 athletes take part in judo initiation session during Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Lucie Décosse led the Initiation Session in the Youth Olympic Village ©IJFAn initiation session has taken place here in the Youth Olympic Village to attract athletes from other disciplines to the sport of judo.

Decosse embraces position as Athlete Role Model for judo at Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

Lucie Decosse fulfiling her role as the Athlete Role Model for judo at Nanjing 2014 ©IJFAs day one of the Summer Youth Olympic Games draws to a close here, Olympic and world judo champion Lucie Decosse is discovering the true nature of the event as she comes to terms with her position as the Athlete Role Model for judo.
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