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Daily Review World Championships - Day 4

2009/08/29 | 10:39 pm in EJU, IJF In the women’s -78kg category the host country eventually won their long awaited gold medal. But Marhinde Verkerk (NED) had to go the extra mile for it. After wins over Jeong Gyeong-Mi (KOR) and...
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Interview World Champion U78 Marhinde Verkerk (NED)

2009/08/29 | 05:12 pm in EJU Marhinde Verkerk won the 11th ever World Title of The Netherlands today in the Weight class U78kg in Rotterdam. Verkerk couldn’t believe her performances: “It’s absolutely fantastic! I had...
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Preview Women’s O78kg: Excellent field of participants with two outstanding performers

2009/08/29 | 02:49 pm in EJU, IJF Wen Tong (CHN) and Maki Tsukada (JPN) are old rivals and will probably meet again at the world championships in the plus weight category. Tong beat Tsukada twice at previous world championships, in...
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Preview Men’s U100kg: European fighters face Takamasa Anai

2009/08/29 | 02:41 pm in EJU, IJF Home favourite Henk Grol (NED) should be one of the strongest fighters in the competition, but his injury is expected to limit his chances. He was outstanding at the 2008 Olympic Games but made one...
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Interview Ivan Nifontov (RUS) after his world title U81kg

2009/08/29 | 01:58 pm in EJU, IJF Ivan Nifontov (RUS) had his greatest day ever to win the World Title in the final of the -81kg division at the 2009 World Judo Championships on Friday. He is one of four male judoka who ever won...
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Daily Review World Championships - Day 3

2009/08/28 | 05:50 pm in EJU, IJF A spectacular bout which lasted over the full competition time plus another full five minutes of Golden Score might have had major influence on the final results in the women´s 63kg category....
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Preview Women’s U78kg: Who can stop veteran Lebrun U78kg

2009/08/28 | 05:44 pm in EJU, IJF Céline Lebrun is back again. The World Champion of 2001 in Munich has been seriously challenged over the last few years by her compatriot Stephanie Possamai (FRA). But since her win at the Grand...
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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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