The stars of judo are on countdown to the IJF World Judo Tour 2017 launch
After months of work and consultation and after the new judo refereeing rules were revealed last December.
The Elite National Championships got off to an exciting start on Saturday at Montreal’s Gadbois Centre, where the presence of Olympic athletes heightened the buzz.
Olympian Alexandre Émond will undertake an exciting new challenge as of today. The international multiple medallist in judo will become the new coach at Judo Canada’s National Training Centre (NTC) in Montreal for athletes under 18 years old who train there part-time.
On this second day of competition at the Judo Grand Slam Tokyo 2016 in Japan, four categories were in action: Women’s -63kg and -70kg and men’s -73kg and -81kg.
There are events that nobody wants to miss and the Tokyo Grand Slam is one of those.
What better place than Tokyo in Japan to conclude a particularly successful Olympic season for judo! After a busy and amazing year of judo, the best athletes will again be present on the tatami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, from December 2-4, for the last IJF event of the 2016 calendar.
The Canadian delegation to the Veterans World Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale earned a total of eight medals in the tournament.
The last ever Qingdao Grand Prix crowned five gold medallists on day three from four different countries as Russia finished top of the medal table in China.
The IJF World Judo Tour’s final Grand Prix for 2016 showcased the middleweights on day two in China as four judoka were crowned Qingdao Grand Prix gold medallists with Japan starring playing a starring role.
The final edition of the Qingdao Grand Prix burst into life on Friday as the fast-paced and free-flowing lightweights fought for the five titles at stake on day one at the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium.
Majlinda Kelmendi collected an ANOC Breakthrough Award on behalf of the Kosovo Olympic Committee and Rafaela Lopes Silva (BRA) was presented with the ANOC Award for Most Inspirational Performance.
Fight Network today announced the launch of Fight Network Italia, which will be available free to Sky Italia subscribers on SKY 804, reaching over 6 million passionate viewers. The service will launch on November 18, 2016.
The International Judo Federation has just released the 8th episode of the Judo for the World series which was a nominee and finalist at the Sportel Awards in Monaco. After Japan, Cuba, Brazil, Turkey, Australia, Zambia and Hungary, the focus is now on how judo changed and impacted lives of people in India.
IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer received a Prominent Recognition Award as a special guest of the Kosovo Olympic Committee as the country celebrated their two year anniversary of being members of the International Olympic Committee.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2016, the fourth and penultimate Grand Slam of the season, produced a pulse-raising final day as the ippons flowed at the IPIC Arena in the Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates’ first Olympic judo medallist Sergiu TOMA (U.A.E.) took centre stage on day two of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2016 as he became his country’s first IJF Grand Slam winner at the IPIC Arena.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2016, the penultimate Grand Slam of the year, opened on #WorldJudoDay as Rio 2016 Olympic medallists returned to the IJF World Judo Tour for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
The sixth annual #WorldJudoDay is Friday 28 October, the birthday of judo founder Jigoro Kano.
The United Arab Emirates is the setting for the fourth IJF Grand Slam of the 2016 season from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October and marks the return of a number of Rio 2016 Olympic medallists who will compete for the first time since Brazil.
After a very successful first day for the International Judo Federation at Sportel Monaco 2016, the world’s leading marketing and TV rights convention, with the important and historical signature of the partnership with Japanese based company, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Incorporated, the IJF had a fruitful second day as the IJF Judo for the World film dedicated to Japan was a finalist at the Sportel Awards.
Jessica Klimkait (Under 57 kg) delivered an outstanding performance in the European Open of Glasgow, Great Britain, this Saturday, finishing the competition on the first step of the podium.
Alix Renaud-Roy was the best-placed Canadian in Belgrade, Serbia’s European Judo Cup this Sunday, walking away with an Under 70 kg bronze medal around her neck.
Emily Burt was the best-placed Canadian judoka in Belgrade, Serbia’s European Cup this Saturday. She came in fifth in the Under 53 kg class.
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.
Hosts Uzbekistan overtook Russia at the top of the medal table at the Tashkent Grand Prix as they won three of the four gold medals at stake on day two including history-making Gulnoza Matniyazova (UZB) who became the first woman from Uzbekistan to win IJF Grand Prix gold at the Uzbekistan Sport Complex on Friday.
The Tashkent Grand Prix 2016, the second Grand Prix of the new Olympic cycle, opened on Thursday with a day of compelling judo at the Uzbekistan Sport Complex.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the best ippons from IJF World Judo Tour before Olympic Games in Rio.
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.