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KRPALEK CONTINUES HIS SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT CLIMB WITH GOLD IN HOHHOT

2017/07/02 | 03:19 pm in IJF It is unlikely that Lukas KRPALEK (CZE) envisaged being one of the top seeds at the forthcoming world championships when he stepped up to the +100kg category five months ago. However,...
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SHAMILOV STAKES CLAIM FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLACE WITH HOHHOT GOLD

2017/07/01 | 08:05 am in IJF Having won gold in Qingdao in 2014 it would appear that China is a happy hunting ground for Yakub SHAMILOV (RUS). The 26-year old Russian used the opening day of the Hohhot Grand prix to claim his...
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FIRST GRAND PRIX MEDAL SIGNALS ARRIVAL ON BIG STAGE FOR PALTCHIK

2017/06/19 | 06:19 am in IJF The final day of the Cancun Grand Prix saw 25-year old Peter PALTCHIK (ISR) win his first ever IJF Judo World Tour medal, and a gold at that. First to face Paltchik was Sergio GARCIA (MEX) who...
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BERNABEU FINDS FORM TO TAKE GOLD IN CANCUN

2017/06/18 | 07:46 am in IJF It is widely acknowledged that getting to the top in any discipline is difficult and nobody gets an easy ride. Consistency is essential on the climb to the dizzy heights of success. So it is...
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ONWARD AND UPWARD FOR MATURING GARRIGOS

2017/06/17 | 08:20 am in IJF High performance sport requires total focus and absolute concentration. Francisco GARRIGOS (ESP) may be forgiven if the beautiful Caribbean setting of Cancun proved a distraction. But on the...
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JUDO MIXED TEAM EVENT APPROVED FOR TOKYO 2020

2017/06/11 | 01:26 pm in EJU, IJF The International Judo Federation has officially announced the approval of the judo mixed team event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. This will set the judo family to enjoy an eight-days event,...
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CHALLENGERS STRUCK DOWN BY CLASSY KHALMURZAEV

2017/05/22 | 08:39 am in IJF It is perfectly possible that there was a collective sigh of relief from competitors entered in the -81kg category when they realized that world number one Alan KHUBETSOV (RUS) and world number...
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GRAND SLAM GOLD FOR SPARKLING ABDULZHALILOV

2017/05/20 | 08:27 pm in IJF A change of location saw Russia’s Grand Slam move from Tyumen to be staged for the first time in the city of Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region. On hand to deliver gold for the home crowd on...
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ONE STEP AT A TIME AS KRPALEK MAKES HIS MARK AMONG THE HEAVYWEIGHTS

2017/04/11 | 08:57 am in IJF It came as little surprise that on the third and final day of the Antalya Grand Prix all attention was focused on the men’s +100kg category where Lukas KRPALEK (CZE), current Olympic...
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RUSSIA’S FULL HOUSE LEAVES LITTLE ROOM FOR TALENTED SEMENOV

2017/04/09 | 09:09 am in IJF Russia’s depth in the -81kg category was on show on the second day of the Antalya Grand Prix with Stanislav SEMENOV (RUS) taking the gold medal. Murat KHABACHIROV (RUS) also took a bronze...
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