IJF Tashkent Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Tashkent Grand Prix 2016, the second IJF Grand Prix following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and penultimate Grand Prix of the year, came to a rip-roaring conclusion on Saturday as the heavyweights had their chance to shine in Uzbekistan.

IJF Tashkent Grand Prix 2016 Preview

Uzbekistan was one of the standout nations on the tatami at Rio 2016 – in both the Olympics and Paralympics – and now it is their turn to welcome the judo world as the IJF World Judo Tour has landed in Asia for the Tashkent Grand Prix.

IJF Zagreb Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Zagreb Grand Prix 2016, the first IJF Grand Prix following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, heralded a new term as a new generation of judoka tasted IJF World Judo Tour action.

IJF Zagreb Grand Prix 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Zagreb Grand Prix 2016 passed the halfway point on Saturday with a day of compelling judo and a plethora of new and exciting contests as the hosts ended their wait for a home medal with gold from their inspirational Rio 2016 Olympian Barbara Matic from Croatia.

IJF Zagreb Grand Prix 2016 Preview

The IJF World Judo Tour 2016 will start a new chapter this weekend as the Zagreb Grand Prix will be the first IJF event following the Rio 2016 Olympics as Croatia ushers in a new Olympic cycle towards Tokyo 2020.

Judo Canada – Three Canadian Medalists in Romania

Team Canada’s Junior squad grabbed two silver and one bronze medal today, on the final day of Junior European Cup in Ploiesti, Romania. Judokas Emily Burt, (Under 63 kg) and Mina Coulombe, (Under 78 kg) each earned places on the second step of the podium, while Louis Krieber-Gagnon (Under 90 kg) earned bronze in his weight category.

Judo Canada – Kyle Reyes Eliminated By Three-Time World Champion Henk Grol

Kyle Reyes’s first Olympic experience came to an end after a single match, against two-time Olympic medallist and three-time World Champion, Henk Grol. Two minutes forty-four seconds into the bout, Grol, from the Netherlands, scored a kosoto-gake for an ippon to eliminate the Ontario judoka.

IJF Judo – Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 6 Morning Session Recap & Photos

On the eve of the closing day of the judo tournament in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, two categories were in action since 10:00 am this morning at the Arena Carioca 2: Men’s -100kg and Women’s -78kg. The -100kg category, to the general opinion, was one of the most impressive of the tournament so far, with a dozen athletes at least who could claim the supreme title.

Judo Canada – One Second Alters Kelita Zupancic’s Olympic Fate

Kelita Zupancic had her opponent, Austrian Bernadette Graf, pinned down to the ground. If she held her down for 15 seconds, she would score a waza-ari, tie the score, and take the match into overtime. After 14 seconds, Graf managed to get out of her hold.

IJF Judo – Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 2 Morning Session Recap & Photos

After a first amazing day yesterday, from a technical point of view as well as from the atmosphere point of view in a Carioca Arena 2, which saw the coronation of two magnificent Olympic champions and the complete renewal of the podiums from the London Games in 2012, two new categories have been engaged today in Rio: Women’s -52kg and Men’s -66kg.