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Athlete Role Model Ruben Houkes at the Olympics

2010/08/25 | 10:10 am in EJU, IJF

Ruben Houkes was appointed by the IJF and by the IOC Athletes’ Commission as an Athlete Role Model (ARM) at the Youth Olympic Games, held in Singapore from August 14th – 26th, 2010. The...
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Europe takes all Olympic medals U78kg: golden Belgian Lola Mansour

2010/08/24 | 10:09 am in IJF

Belgian Lola Mansour believes she is taking home the best possible memento from the Youth Olympic Games; a gold medal. Mansour ended the girls' judo events when she defeated Germany's Natalie...
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Japanese Ryosuke Igarashi takes gold U100kg defeating Belgian Nikiforov

2010/08/24 | 10:01 am in IJF

Japan's Ryosuke Igarashi made the most of his thorough preparation and an injured opponent to win gold in the boys U100kg category. The Japanese defeated Belgian Toma Nikiforov in the final...
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Korean Lee Jae Hyung wins gold in final seconds

2010/08/23 | 09:57 am in IJF

With only seconds remaining and nearly resigned to defeat, Korea's Lee Jae Hyung pulled out one last attack to beat Russia's Khasan Khalmurzaev and take Olympic gold in the boys judo 81kg category....
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Japanese Miku Tashiro wins Olympic gold with simple strategy

2010/08/23 | 09:52 am in IJF

Miku Tashiro kept her strategy simple but it proved a winning formula as the Japanese judoka won gold in the girls 63kg category on the second day of competition at the International Convention...
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Dedication delivers gold for American Katelyn Bouyssou; Austrian Huck 3rd

2010/08/23 | 09:41 am in IJF

A daunting training regime helped to earn American Katelyn Bouyssou a gold medal in the girls -52kg judo on Sunday and secured the USA's 100 per cent success rate in judo events at the Youth...
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Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman praises Youth Olympic Games

2010/08/23 | 09:35 am in IJF

Carlos Nuzman, head of the organising committee for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, has heaped praise on the Youth Olympics. He declared that the inaugural event in Singapore will be the...
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Vladimir Barta pleased with YOG organisation and level

2010/08/22 | 01:00 pm in IJF

Vladimir Barta, the IJF Head Sports Director, was really pleased at the end of the day: "The organization is perfect, even excellent, we can say," explained Vladimir. "I am also really happy to see...
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Czech David Pulkrabek wins gold in men's 55kg thriller

2010/08/22 | 06:12 am in IJF

Czech judoka David Pulkrabek snatched a dramatic victory in the boys 55kg gold medal bout on Saturday, edging ahead of Uzbekistan's Mansurkhuja Muminkhujaev in golden score extra-time at the...
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Armenia and Denmark win bronze at YOG U66kg

2010/08/22 | 06:11 am in IJF

American Max Schneider followed a carefully planned strategy to take the gold medal in the boys' 66kg judo on Saturday, beating Hyon Song Chol (PRK) by Ippon (full point) for a counter attack. Two...
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