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.
Canadian judoka Priscilla Gagné came very close to bringing home a Paralympic bronze medal this Thursday, at Rio’s Arena Carioca 3. In the end, she came in fifth in the Under 52 kg class.
Montrealer Louis Krieber-Gagnon is bringing home a silver medal from the Asian Open in Taipei, Taiwan this Sunday.
On August 8th 2016, Rafaela Silva made the public of the Carioca Arena 2 erupt along with all the Brazilian people as she won the Olympic title in the -57kg.
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.
After seven days of extraordinary intensity, the Olympic judo tournament #JudoRio2016 ended tonight with the coronation of the two French, Emilie Andeol and Teddy Riner.
One more final block and the judo at #JudoRio2016 will be over. Seven days of competition and already 12 Olympic champions, 12 silver medalists and 24 bronze medallists, while everyone awaits the last two winners tonight, in the Carioca Arena 2.
The apotheosis of the Olympic judo tournament will come on Friday when, after six days of fierce fighting, a seventh and final day will showcase the heavyweights who will have their chance to be crowned Olympic champion on the tatami of the Carioca Arena 2.
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.
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.
Five! Five days of judo, five days of a breathtaking show of elite sport and five women and five men already at the top of the Olympics, while four are still to be decided by the end of the week.
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.
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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games judo competition passed the halfway point on Tuesday as two new Olympic champions were crowned as Slovenia and Russia topped the podium in a momentous day in Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games judo competition reached the halfway stage on Tuesday afternoon as the men’s -81kg and the women’s -63kg categories were engaged in action.
An unannounced doping test was organized on June 16, 2016 during the training camp of Saint-Cyprien in France. The controller had a list of French athletes present in the camp and was surprised to also meet foreign athletes.
Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard’s Olympic experience was brought to an early end by a simple shido dealt out 51 seconds into her first match today, at Rio’s Arena Carioca 2.
For the third consecutive day, the Carioca Arena 2 was ignited by the performances of the two weight classes engaged today in the Olympic tournament in Rio 2016: Women’s -57kg and Men’s -73kg.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games crowned two new champions on a magical day of judo with surprises aplenty while superstars of the sport sealed their legacies and new stars were born on Sunday at the Carioca Arena 2.
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.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially started on Saturday as the judo competition opened with a riveting and historic day at the Carioca Arena 2 in the heart of the Olympic park.
In his second Olympic experience, Brazilian-origin Montrealer Sergio Pessoa bowed out of the Under 60 kg competition after losing his first match to Georgian Amiran Papinashvili, at Rio’s Arena Carioca.
For four years the judo world and fans from around the world have been waiting. For four years the International Judo Federation has been working hard to prepare for the Olympic tournament.
The International Judo Federation is very pleased that all Russian judoka qualified for the Olympic Games, tested many times before the Games and clean, will attend the judo event in Rio.
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.
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.
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.
Following the publication of the McLaren Report, as well as the latest developments in the world of sports, we would like to express our support for all the Russian athletes who were not involved in doping activities.
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.