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SELFLESS KUKOLJ THANKS OTHERS FOR PERSONAL TRIUMPH

2016/12/04 | 04:20 pm in IJF Number one seed in the -90kg category Alexander KUKOLJ (SRB) lived up to his top billing by taking the gold medal on the third and final day of competition of the Tokyo Grand Slam. En route to his...
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UNTERWURZACHER REWARDED FOR CONSISTENCY AND PERSERVERANCE

2016/12/03 | 01:03 pm in IJF Number two seed Kathrin UNTERWURZACHER (AUT) put in a solid all-round performance to take the gold medal in the -63kg category on day two of the Tokyo Grand Slam. This is undoubtedly...
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WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME FOR BASILE RETURN

2016/12/02 | 01:57 pm in IJF Reigning Olympic champion at -66kg category Fabio BASILE (ITA) chose the Tokyo Grand Slam, one of the most difficult tournaments on the IJF calendar, to make his return to the tatami after his...
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NEAR PERFECT PERFORMANCE AS KUKOLJ CLAIMS GRAND SLAM GOLD

2016/10/31 | 08:45 am in IJF Alexander KUKOLJ (SRB) had a near perfect day to win gold in the -90kg category on the third and final day of competition at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. His three fights yielded three ippons and not...
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MACIAS SIGNALS ARRIVAL WITH STYLISH WIN

2016/10/30 | 09:53 am in IJF His name may not have been the first to jump off the page. Yet Tommy MACIAS (SWE) gave a convincing performance in winning gold in the -73kg category on day two of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. In a...
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PERSISTENT SHAMILOV REWARDED WITH FIRST GRAND SLAM GOLD

2016/10/28 | 10:40 pm in IJF The -66kg category offered up an interesting question on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. How would the newcomers from the -60kg category cope with life in the heavier weight division?...
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WORLD JUDO DAY

2016/10/28 | 04:51 pm in EJU, IJF The 28 th of October marks a special day amongst the Judo Family. The World Judo Day has been set to take place on this precious day as it is the birth date of the founder of Judo, Dr. Jigoro...
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JOO REMAINS A WORK IN PROGRESS

2016/10/10 | 09:46 pm in IJF After a 7th place finish at the Rio Olympics (that followed a 5th place finish four years earlier in London), JOO Abigel (HUN) shows every sign of remaining focused on her goal of winning an...
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DETERMINED DAVYDOVA REWARDED FOR PERSISTENCE

2016/10/07 | 08:18 pm in IJF Success does not come easily, nor are champions made overnight. But it would appear that whatever it was that convinced the Russians to invest in Daria DAVYDOVA (RUS) has finally paid off. This...
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KONKINA SHOWS PROMISE WITH FIRST GRAND PRIX GOLD MEDAL

2016/10/06 | 07:49 pm in IJF Despite a field of only eight fighters in the -57kg, there was action aplenty on the opening day of the Tashkent Grand Prix. Providing much of the action was Anastasia KNOKINA (RUS) who gave a...
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