IJF Samsun Gran Prix 2016 Preview

The fourth edition of the Samsun Grand Prix is about to start in the metropolis on the north coast of Turkey. The next three days (April 1-3) therefore will bring strong emotions and world-class judo.

IJF Tbilisi Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Tbilisi Grand Prix 2016 featured the heavyweights on the third and final day of competition in Georgia as the ippons flowed one last time at the New Sports Palace on Sunday.

IJF Tbilisi Grand Prix 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Tbilisi Grand Prix 2016 saw Rio 2016 Olympic aspirations reignited and cast doubt upon for judoka in equal measure as the pressure and fascinating battle for the Games reached its most pivotal point thus far at the New Sports Palace on Saturday.

IJF Tbilisi Grand Prix 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Tbilisi Grand Prix 2016, the third Grand Prix of this year’s IJF World Judo Tour, produced an exciting day of world-class action across the five lightest weight categories at the New Sports Palace.

Judo Canada: El Nahas Wins Silver, Gauthier Takes Bronze

Canada had quite a few representatives competing at the Breme Masters Tournament this Sunday in Germany. The last day of the competition was reserved for the Under 21s, and Shady El Nahas (Under 100 kg) took home a silver medal, while Kevin Gauthier (Over 100 kg) climbed on to the third step of the podium.

Judo Canada: Keagan Young, Jessica Klimkait on Podium

Canada won two medals in Germany this Saturday. At the U18 Masters tournament in Breme, Keagan Young snatched the Under 50 kg gold. Meanwhile at the women’s competition in Thuringia, Jessica Klimkait carved a place for herself on the second step of the podium.

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 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.