World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

BASHAEV BOASTS WORLD SILVER MEDAL ON EVE OF OLYMPIC SELECTION

It was a tough day for the European’s in the heavyweight categories on the final day of the world championship event in Budapest, but the performances were second to none.  This was especially the case for Tamerlan BASHAEV (RJF) who mirrored his recent Grand Slam and 2020 European Championship performances…

13 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

EUROPEAN MEDAL HAUL IN MENS HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

Europe mightn’t have taken the lions share of the medals on the final day of individual competition nevertheless there was some fantastic action in the +100kg and +78kg categories.  Unfortunately for the continent, the medals in the women’s category were split evenly between Japan and Brazil. In the men’s +100kg…

12 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

WAGNER TAKES WOMENS TITLE FOR FIRST TIME IN DECADES

Twenty-eight years ago in the 1993 World Championships, Hamilton, Johanna HAGN took the gold medal for Germany in the +72kg weight category. Today, Germany were finally able to celebrate a new female world champion with Anna Maria WAGNER.  The 25 year-old had some added pressure in the build up to…

12 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

PENULTIMATE DAY OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SURPRISES FANS

It comes as no surprise that the men’s -100kg category, with it’s array of strong contenders was unpredictable on day six of the world championships, but the 2019 world champion, Jorge FONSECA (POR) wanted to leave no room for doubt. The Portuguese was not about to give up his red…

11 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

MATIC BECOMES FIRST WORLD CHAMPION FOR CROATIA

In the Budapest Grand Slam 2020, Barbara MATIC (CRO) returned to the tatami following the pandemic break in the IJF tour, and took gold in the -70kg category. On the fifth day of the World Championships 2021, she felt at ease in the arena, confident she could repeat her performance…

11 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

EUROPE CELEBRATE TWO WORLD CHAMPIONS IN -70KG AND -90KG

Day five of the World Championships in Budapest was once again brimming with surprises and extremely strong performances from the European athletes, though we weren’t quite able to snatch the full selection, six out of eight is proving that the continent are a force to be reckoned with.  In the…

10 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

CASSE BRINGS WORLD GLORY TO BELGIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME

The -81kg category final was highly anticipated, two athletes with completely different styles coming for a head to head to decide who would be crowned the world champion 2021.  Tato GRIGALASHVILI (GEO) the more dynamic performer, exciting to watch from the first exchange and usually scoring big, against 2019 World…

10 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

CONTINENTAL GLORY FOR EUROPE ON DAY FOUR IN BUDAPEST

An unbelievable day was had by the European athletes as they cleaned house and took all eight of the World Championships medals in the -63kg and -81kg categories.  Both weight categories had much to celebrate, some only just having moved up from the junior circuit to stake their claim as…

9 June 2021

Fighting Films

EJU SECURES FIGHTING FILMS SPONSORSHIP

The EJU is delighted to announce the continuation of its long-standing relationship with Fighting Films. The UK based company has been involved in  international judo for over 30 years and is widely recognised as the gold standard in its field. The changing political climate and economic difficulties associated with the…

9 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

SHAVDATUASHVILI REIGNS SUPREME WITH HISTORIC COLLECTION

It may be a surprise to many given the consistent success of strong judo nation, Georgia, but on day three of the World Championships 2021, history was made by Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI.  The 29 year-old Gori native first impressed the world in 2012 when blistering through the -66kg category during the…

9 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

FINALISTS OF -73KG MAKE HISTORY IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

Day three of the World Judo Championships 2021 saw the first all-European final in the -73kg category, guaranteeing two medals for the continent between Sweden and Georgia. These were added to the medals earned in the -57kg category by Theresa STOLL (GER) and Nora GJAKOVA (KOS) as well as the…

8 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

STUNNING PERFORMANCE FROM PEREZ EARNS HER A WORLD SILVER

There were numerous performances to highlight on the second day of the World Championships 2021 but the stand out emotion and success came from yet another Spanish athlete, Ana PEREZ BOX.  Taking her first world medal, she was so ecstatic she couldn’t put it in to words, perhaps the enormity…

8 June 2021

FOUR EUROPEAN NOMINATIONS FOR IJF ATHLETES COMMISSION

During the IJF Congress on the 8th of June which will be held in the middle of the World Judo Championships, a new IJF Athlete’s Commission will be appointed.  The nominations are in and from Europe are Matteo Marconcini, Marina Slutskaya, Gevrise Emane and Hilde Jager.  The Athlete’s Commission is…

7 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

FIVE NATIONS. FIVE MEDALS. EUROPE'S SUCCESS CONTINUES ON DAY TWO

In the -52kg category we may have been missing a few of the top seeds including Amandine BUCHARD (FRA) and Odette GIUFFRIDA (ITA) but that didn’t affect the level of exciting performances delivered by these World Championship athletes.  Following on from yesterday’s success was Spanish judoka Ana PEREZ BOX who…

7 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

ABULADZE TAKES RUSSIA'S FIRST WORLD TITLE IN A DECADE

Ten years ago, Russia celebrated in Paris, France on the 27th of August as Tagir KHAYBULAEV became world champion in the -100kg category. Though racking up multiple Olympic champions in 2012 and 2016, one of the strongest nations in judo has been unable to celebrate another world champion, until now.…

7 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

SPAIN TAKE HALF OF EUROPE'S TREASURE ON DAY ONE

There are always surprises to be had at any major championships, and Budapest certainly delivered its fair share on day one of the World Judo Championships 2021, setting the standard for some potential Olympic head to heads.  With only one weight category for men and women per day, we can…

6 June 2021

BALANCE IS KEY TO SUCCESS IN TEAM EVENT

The level of excitement and entertainment of a world championships will reach its peak on the final day of competition with the team event. For some reason, several in fact, the team event always provides some measure of the unexpected, some shock, some triumph that gets the heart rate racing…

5 June 2021

PORTUGAL WILL HOST THE VETERAN AND KATA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2021 Veteran and Kata World Judo Championships will be held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, from 21st to 24th October for veterans and 26th to 27th October for kata. Mr. Jorge Fernandes declared, “We are really happy to have the opportunity to welcome our friends from all over the world. This year we…

4 June 2021