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MARET WIN SPARKS SPECIAL CELEBRATION

2016/02/07 | 09:18 pm in IJF Despite the absence of French superstar Teddy Riner there was still enough for the Bercy crowd to celebrate on the second and final day of competition at the Paris Grand Slam. Following Clarise...
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AGBEGNENOU BRINGS SMILES TO PARIS FACES

2016/02/06 | 11:17 pm in EJU, IJF French star Clarise Agbegnenou gave the home crowd exactly what they asked for when she won gold in the -63kg category on the opening day of the Paris Grand Slam. Spurred on by the cheering Bercy...
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THIRD GRAND PRIX GOLD FOR RESURGENT JOO

2016/01/25 | 05:18 pm in EJU, IJF Hungarian Joo Abigel claimed her third IJF grand prix title when she won gold in the -78kg category on the third and final day of competition at the Havana Grand Prix.  Widely regarded...
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CLEAN SWEEP FOR EUROPE ON DAY TWO IN HAVANA

2016/01/24 | 02:20 pm in EJU, IJF Day two of the Havana Grand Prix saw European nations take all four gold medals on offer. Yarden Gerbi (ISR) began the gold rush by defeating home favourite Maricert Espinosa (CUB) in the...
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TRAJDOS ENDS LONG WAIT FOR GERMAN SUCCESS IN TOKYO

2015/12/05 | 01:50 pm in IJF It is always a proud moment to celebrate a gold medal winning performance and to have one’s national flag raised whilst the anthem is played. Martyna TRAJDOS (GER) did just that and...
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GOLD HARD TO COME BY IN TOKYO

2015/12/04 | 03:19 pm in IJF The opening day of the Tokyo Grand Slam lived up to its reputation as being one of the most difficult tournaments at which to take a medal on the IJF Judo World Tour. For a fifth straight year...
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RINER REMAINS MAJESTIC AND SPARKLING

2015/11/29 | 01:26 am in IJF I doubt whether any superlatives remain unused by the media with regard to the winning performances of current Olympic champion Teddy RINER (FRA). It’s hardly surprising given the gulf...
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JEJU GOLD SEES CONWAY TAME TRIO OF DEMONS

2015/11/27 | 03:51 pm in IJF It is natural and unsurprising during a long judo career that athletes should face one another again and again. In the case of Sally CONWAY (GBR) three of her four opponents today were athletes...
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IN-FORM CHITU PRIMED AND READY FOR NEXT STEP

2015/11/26 | 03:01 pm in IJF Living up to her top billing Romania’s Andreea CHITU topped the podium in the  -52kg category on the opening day of the Jeju Grand Prix. After a first round bye Chitu opened her day...
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OLYMPIC CHAMPION KHAIBULAEV SHOW HIS CLASS

2015/11/03 | 05:24 pm in IJF Of the six current Olympic champions competing at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi only Tagir KHAIBULAEV (RUS) was able to come away with a gold medal. The Samara native did so in convincing style...
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