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Tel Aviv promoted to Grand Slam

3 Dec 2020 11:00

The International Judo Federation selected Tel Aviv to host one of its iconic Grand Slam tournaments in February 2021, an Israeli judo official confirmed this week. Israel Judo Association President Moshe Ponte announced that Israel will have the unique opportunity to welcome champions for the Grand Slam instead of the Grand Prix level in 2021. Read more


Different styles of the category U90kg

2 Dec 2020 16:05

Without doubt, Ilias Iliadis wrote a nice chapter in judo history, most part of his legacy was made in 90kg class. But since the olympic champion stepped back from the tatami, this weight category has experienced a lot of changes. Nowadays, without such judo hero, the crown is looking for a new king and there are a lot of candidates fighting for it. European Champion Mikhail Igolnikov could be the chosen one. Read more


Is judo a guarantee to be a top fighter in MMA

2 Dec 2020 15:15

It’s hard to predict whether judoka are the ideal MMA fighters. Most fighters in Mixed Martial arts weren’t successful judoka. Some exceptions obviously with Kayla Harrison, Pawel Nastula, Satoshi Ishii and Hidehiko Yoshida, but not all were great MMA fighters. The best MMA fighters with a judo background seemed to be mediocre in their first sport judo. Read more

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Ingrid Berghmans career is full of injuries

1 Dec 2020 11:25

Athlete life isn’t very easy. Injuries belong to the sport, not just in this time and among all athletes not just the bad ones, also top athletes had to suffer a lot. Christian Raspiller spoke record multi World Champion Ingrid Berghmans who suffered many injuries. In our double portrait with one of the best female athletes ever, Christian Rapsiller overlooks the number of injuries with Berghmans. Read more


Ingrid Berghmans wrote history for Belgium 40 years ago

29 Nov 2020 16:45

Just 40 years ago, Ingrid Berghmans won her first World Judo title at the age of 19 to become the first sports legend in Belgian and judo history. It suddenly landed in the Belgian sports landscape. On November 30, 1980, at Madison Square Garden, Ingrid Berghmans, who was only 19 years old, won the first Belgian gold medal in a world championship in judo. Read more


Qatar World Masters in Doha continues with top 36 athletes

26 Nov 2020 09:50

Further to the International Judo Federation’s recent communication regarding the suspension of the World Judo Tour for the year 2020, the IJF announced the first IJF competition of 2021. Read more


Why You Should Try Betting on Judo Online

26 Nov 2020 07:30

With the Olympic Games ahead of us, the world of Judo is looking forward to see the best stars in Tokyo within 240 days. Online sports betting during the Olympic Games continues to expand and evolve, and we have seen how it could adapt to changing times, especially during the pandemic. Now, more types of sports and betting fans can watch and play as most sportsbooks move their bets digitally, also in judo Read more

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