Judo Canada: Sergio Pessoa Gets the Silver

Canadian judokas Sergio Pessoa and Ecaterina Guica both made it to the podium this Saturday at the Buenos Aires PanAmerican Open. Competing in the Under 60 kg, Pessoa snatched the silver medal, while Guica walked away with the Under 52 kg bronze.

IJF AQUECE Test Event Rio 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos – International Women’s Day

Today the International Judo Federation celebrated the International Women’s Day (#IWD2016) by gathering all the women involved in the organisation of the Judo Test Event for Rio 2016. 45 women joined on the tatami of the Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro: International Technical Officials (ITO), including IJF staff members and referees, and National Technical Official (NTO). This year’s theme of the IWD was #PledgeForParity: Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement.

IJF AQUECE Test Event: Rio 2016 – A Tasty Test of the Games

‘AQUECE test event’ is the name given to all the test events organised in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Each sport included in the Olympic program organises a test and during the next two days (8 and 9 March 2016), it is judo which will be tested in real conditions, in the beautiful Carioca Arena of the Olympic Park. For this occasion, 20 delegations (five foreign – France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Lebanon – and 15 Brazilian delegations), counting 105 athletes in four weight classes, have gathered in Rio.

Judo Canada: Catherine Roberge Just Off Podium

Catherine Roberge came close to a bronze medal at the Judo PanAmerican Open in the Peruvian capital of Lima, which wrapped up this Sunday. The Quebec athlete was defeated by Russian Alena Kachorovskaya in the fight for one of the Under 78 kg bronze medals.

Arthur Margelidon Gets the Gold in Lima

Four wins and zero losses! Arthur Margelidon had a perfect record this Saturday at the Judo PanAmerican Open in Lima and climbed on to the highest step of the podium in the Under 73 kg class.

Video & Photos – IJF: Judo For The World Episode 2 – Cuba

Cuba and its old cars, miraculously maintained since the fifties. Cuba and its faces, marked by decades of turbulent history. Cuba and its festive and colourful atmosphere which contrasts with the obvious difficulty of life in this Caribbean gem.

IJF Dusseldorf Grand Prix Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Dusseldorf Grand Prix 2016 featured the heavyweights on the penultimate day of competition in Germany as 165 judoka took to the tatami in Germany at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle.

IJF Dusseldorf Grand Prix Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Dusseldorf Grand Prix 2016 showcased 191 judoka over four weight categories as Olympic and world champions were among the competitors striving for gold on the road to Rio 2016 at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle on Saturday.

Judo Canada: Buica and Bouchard Place Ninth

he Canadian judokas would have liked to last longer on the Düsseldorf Grand Prix tatamis this Friday, in Germany. Ecaterina Guica (Under 52 kg) and Antoine Bouchard (Under 66 kg) finished the day with a 1-1 log, placing them in ninth.

IJF Dusseldorf Grand Prix 2016 Preview

The IJF World Judo Tour stops in Germany this weekend for the Dusseldorf Grand Prix as the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set for some dramatic twists and turns at the Mitsubishi Electric Halle from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 February.

IJF Paris Grand Slam 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Paris Grand Slam 2016, the first IJF Grand Slam of the new and Olympic season, opened on Saturday with 276 judoka (155 men, 121 women) fighting on day one at the AccorHotels Arena.

Judo Canada: Beauchemin-Pinard in Top Ten

This weekend, Canadian judokas are participating in an important competition, the Paris Grand Slam, in their quest to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.

IJF Paris Grand Slam 2016 Preview

The IJF World Judo Tour 2016 has arrived in France for the Paris Grand Slam 2016 as the stars of the sport aim for a major victory in a crucial Rio 2016 Olympic qualification event which takes place at the AccorHotels Arena from Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 February.

A-Z Guide to IJF Paris Grand Slam 2016

The IJF has produced an A-Z guide of all of the highlights of the world-renowned Paris spectacular and of what can be expected in 2016.

Judo Canada: Perfect Run for Jessica Klimkait

It was a good day for Canadian judokas at the Arlon Open this Saturday, the under-21 day of the competition, which brought together nearly 300 athletes from 11 different countries.

Judo Canada: Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard Just Off the Podium

Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard had the best performance among the Canadian judokas competing this Friday at the Havana Grand Prix, in Cuba. The Saint-Hubert native finished just off the podium in the Under 57 kg division on the tournament’s opening day.

IJF Havana Grand Prix Day 3 Recap & Photos

Beyond the postcard image of Cuba and its undeniable tourist attractiveness, it has become over the years and due to the excellent results of Cuban judo – despite the sometimes complicated training conditions – a major destination for many judoka. 386 of the best athletes in the world, from 66 nations, had made the trip to the Caribbean to compete for the 14 Havana Grand Prix titles.

Judo Canada: Early End for Roberge and Deschenes in Havana

The Havana Judo Grand Prix, in Cuba, came to a quick end for Team Canada. In the Under 78 kg, Catherine Roberge was eliminated after her second match, whereas Marc Deschênes was shown the door after his first bout, in the Under 100 kg.

Judo Canada: A Day Short of Expectations

Stéfanie Tremblay was the only Canadian athlete to win a match this Saturday, day two of the Havana Judo Grand Prix, in the Cuban capital.

IJF Havana Grand Prix 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

After a strong first day full of emotions and spectacular judo, where team Brazil showed that it had entered the final phase of preparation for ‘its’ Olympic Games, there were four new weight categories and 124 athletes engaged today in the Sports City Coliseum for the second day of the second Grand Prix in Havana, Cuba.

IJF Havana Grand Prix Day 1 Recap & Photos

The heavy morning rain refreshed the Havana atmosphere, while the first event of the year, the Havana Grand Prix 2016, Cuba, opened the doors of the IJF World Judo Tour 2016.

IJF Havana Grand Prix 2016 Preview

The official draw of the first event of the 2016 season took place today at the Melia Habana hotel. In fact the Havana Grand Prix 2016 in Cuba will be the kick-off of an important year of competition as all eyes are now looking towards the Rio Olympics.

Judo in Refugee Camp Wins International Major Prize

The International Judo Federation was presented with the prize today (Thursday) by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council and Patron of the Awards, in a televised ceremony in Dubai, in the presence of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Video – IJF: Judo for the World Episode 1

On 11 March 2011, Japan was terribly hit by the biggest earthquake ever recorded in the archipelago. Less than half an hour later, giant waves rolled and swept everything.