Cadet European Judo Cup - Poreč, Croatia

DELIGHTFUL POREC INSPIRED FIVE RUSSIAN GOLDS AND TEN ITALIAN MEDALS

At the Cadet European Cup in Porec, which featured 368 competitors from 27 countries, Russian judokas won five gold medals, while Italy celebrated ten medals. Croatian judokas won two medals, Lorena PERKOVIC took silver in the +70kg category, and Ines FILIPOVIC won bronze in the -63kg category. The best European…

21 June 2021

WITH DEEPEST REGRETS WE ANNOUNCE PASSING OF JAHANGIR RIAZ

It is with great sadness that we must announce that the president and the owner of Green Hill, Jahangir Riaz passed away. He died on 21 June at the age of 56 from complications of COVID-19. Green Hill was founded in 1964 by Jahangir Riaz. He had established Green Hill as…

21 June 2021

Junior European Judo Cup - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

LIVEZE ADDS TO FRANCES LEADING MEDAL TALLY

After three gold medals on the first day of competition at the 2021 Junior European Cup Sarajevo, french Judokas continued to dominate on the second day. They took a further three gold, four silver and one bronze medal. Kenny LIVEZE dominated in the -100kg category, and won his first gold…

20 June 2021

Junior European Judo Cup - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

SUCCESSFUL RESTART IN SARAJEVO

The first Junior European Judo Cup that started on Saturday in Sarajevo marked the end of a long pause for young judokas caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Hotel Hills sports hall based in Ilidža provided the best conditions for the competition, and a special challenge were the protocols for COVID-19,…

20 June 2021

EUROPEAN EVENTS CONTINUE THIS WEEK FOR CADETS AND JUNIORS

Following a tremendous and inspiring performance from athletes in the World Championships last week, cadet and junior athletes are raring to go. Over 600 athletes are competing this weekend in the Porec Cadet European Cup and Sarajevo Junior European Cup events with over 20 nations in each. As the seniors…

18 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST INFLUENCE ON WHO GOES WHERE

ABULADZE’s win took him up seven places to number two, one place ahead of team mate Robert MSHVIDOBADZE (RJF). Having won two contests in Budapest Yanislav GERCHEV (BUL) moved up five places to claim a qualification spot. Walide KHYAR (FRA) moved up five places but narrowly missed out on snatching…

16 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST BY THE NUMBERS

Every world championships generates special memories, moments of breathtaking excitement and entertainment that mark the event as unique. But for those who are stimulated by facts and figures, the statistics thrown up by the more than 660 competitors taking part in Budapest will no doubt be sufficient to keep any…

14 June 2021

World Championship Seniors - Budapest, Hungary

FRANCE FACE JAPAN IN THE MIXED TEAMS FINAL

It wasn’t the end to the tournament that Europe hoped for, and the podium of the mixed team event didn’t mirror the individual table, but it did show how the collective became strong enough to take on the strongest nations.  Japan, as many may have predicted took the gold medal…

13 June 2021

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