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Preview Women’s U70kg: Decosse on course to keep World title French

2009/08/28 | 05:41 pm in EJU, IJF Lucie Decosse (FRA) is the reigning U63kg World Champion and runner up at the Olympic Games. Now she has changed to the U70 category in which she had already experimented many times for less...
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Preview Men’s U90kg: Europe faces strong competition

2009/08/28 | 05:17 pm in EJU, IJF As always the U90kg weight class offers some exciting prospects. This time the Olympic Games are not the ideal indicator as some athletes no longer fight in this category. Some retired, changed...
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IJF moves Junior World Championships from Athens to Paris

2009/08/28 | 05:16 pm in EJU, IJF The IJF has confirmed that the Junior World Championships have been moved from Athens to Paris with just over two months to go. The event will be staged from October 22 to 25. “According to...
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Georgian judo legend Chochisvili (59) passed away

2009/08/28 | 02:11 pm in EJU, IJF Judo lost one its famous characters when Shota Chochisvili died at the age of 59 overnight. The Georgian legend was suffering from cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy from 2004 until 2008. In...
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Daily Review World Championships - Day 2

2009/08/27 | 06:18 pm in EJU, IJF After the collapse of so many favourites yesterday, a sense of normality returned to most of the competition at the Judo World Championships in Rotterdam on Thursday. Women’s U57kg After...
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Ribout world champion and virtual European champion on one day

2009/08/27 | 06:08 pm Morgane Ribout became the new World Champion in the -57kg division at the 2009 World Judo Championships on Thursday. Ribout: “I saw the draw yesterday. My club director told me, ‘Well,...
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Preview Men's U81kg: Experience is power

2009/08/27 | 05:54 pm in EJU, IJF All 2008 Olympic medal winners of the U81kg category will contest the 2009 World Championships in Rotterdam. In contrast to the U73kg category, the oldies are still dominant in this weight...
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Preview Women's U63kg: European faces on the podium likely

2009/08/27 | 05:47 pm in EJU, IJF Only one of the medal winners from the previous World Championships in Cairo as well as the Olympic Games 2008 will be present at the 2009 World Championships, paving the way for some new faces to...
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Daily Review World Championships - Day 1

2009/08/26 | 06:41 pm in EJU, IJF Favourite after favourite fell in a remarkable first day at the Judo World Championship here in Rotterdam. Bad news for Europe? No we just replace them by three other medalwinners. But no one had...
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Olympic Champion Alina Dumitru in hospital

2009/08/26 | 04:07 pm in EJU Olympic Champion Alina Dumitru of Romania was eliminated in the semifinal bout against Japan's Tomoko Fukumi, then taken to hospital. Event doctor at the Judo World Championship, Martin Loonen...
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