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.

Arthur Margelido Out of Rio 2016 for Canada with Broken Arm

Some dramatic news for Arthur Margelidon, who had gotten his name on a ticket to represent Canada at the Under 73 kg judo competition in Rio. After breaking the head of his radial bone, the Montrealer will have to sit out this edition of the Olympic Games.

IJF Holds Stance For Russian Judokas Wishing to Participate at RIo 2016

Following the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the IOC and WADA, IJF continues to support the participation of all Russian athletes qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. Within the framework of the IJF anti-doping rules and testing scheme, these athletes, like all athletes participating in the World Judo Tour circuit, were tested a number of times, outside Russia as well, during international competitions or through out-of-competition tests. There was no sanction given to Russian judokas.

Judo – A Clean Road to Rio 2016

The judo values are: honour, respect, courage, modesty, fair play, the respect of the opponent, discipline, self-control and friendship. With these values and principles, judo is ready for Rio.

IJF Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 concluded on Sunday with the heavyweight judoka as all focus immediately switched to Rio 2016 with 19 days to go until the Olympic Games.