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By the Numbers: Kayla Harrison - Sherdog.com

Multiple-time judo world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison has broken barriers both in her personal life and athletic career. And while she entertains comparisons to former training partner Ronda Rousey, she is poised to carve a path of ...

Over 500 wrestlers to take part in European Judo Open in Minsk - Belarus News (BelTA)

According to the head of the federation, the competitions in Chizhovka Arena will be the final event ahead of the World Judo Championships in Baku on 20-27 September. The European Judo Open will feature medal events in the men's 60kg, 66kg, 73kg, ...

European Champion Kim Polling five months out - Judo Inside

Despite her world leading position for years, Polling only took bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships and wasn't successful in 2014 (5) and 2015 (7) and lost in the 1/8 final in 2017. In 2018 she came back after an elbow injury with gold at the ...

Simone Biles worried about burnout at gymnastics nationals - OlympicTalk (blog)

“I feel so honored to compete with such a legend,” said Morgan Hurd, who was crowned the world's best gymnast of 2017 by winning the world championships all-around in October in Biles' absence. “I would hope that maybe one of us can come close to ...

Kayla Harrison set for second MMA fight at PFL 6; TV, stream info - OlympicTalk (blog)

Double Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison returns to the cage for her second MMA bout at a Professional Fighters League event in Atlantic City, N.J., live on NBC Sports on Thursday night. Harrison, 28, faces Jozette Cotton (8-1-0) at 155 pounds on ...

Gender Equity in Judo: Together we are stronger - International Judo Federation (press release) (blog)

On the occasion of the next Judo World Championships to be held from September 20 to 27 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the IJF Gender Equity Commission, led by Dr. Lisa Allan (EC Member and IJF Competition Manager) will organize the first conference on the ...

Ilham Zakiyev: An Exemplary Colossus - International Judo Federation (press release) (blog)

As the Baku World Championships are fast approaching, he has entrusted us with his love of sport and of judo, but perhaps more with his love for life. "I started judo when I was 15 years old. I first practiced wrestling as it was popular in Azerbaijan ...

Kokoro Kageura ends Budapest Grand Prix with heavyweight gold - Judo Inside

The Budapest Grand Prix's men's heavyweight crown went to Japan and Paris Grand Slam winner Kageura Kokoro who eventually found a way to defeat European Championships bronze medallist Stephan Hegyi (AUT) in golden score to claim Japan's ... French ...

Aaron Wolf beats world-class pack of contenders in Budapest - Judo Inside

World champion Aaron Wolf showed no signs of being off the circuit for 12 months as he won gold in Budapest as he did one year ago at his first World Championships. Tokai University judoka Wolf, who was wearing his red backpatch for the first time, in ...

Japan clinch treble gold on final day of IJF Budapest Grand Prix - Insidethegames.biz (blog)

It improved on the silver medal she won at the World Championships in the same city last year. Great Britain's Natalie Powell shared bronze with The Netherlands' Guusje Steenhuis in the International Judo Federation World Tour event. Aaron Wolf ...

Terrific Toth wins fifth Grand Prix title - Judo Inside

Serbian 2017 European Champion Aleksandar Kukolj starts as the favourite and top seed as the world number one at U90kg. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Kukolj is ready to grace the competition tatami one final time before September's World Championships ...

Cuban legend Ortiz wins first IJF gold since 2016 ahead of Worlds - Judo Inside

Ortiz, who won the Pan American Championships in April, is one of the most revered heavyweight judoka of all time having took bronze at Beijing 2008, gold at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016 in addition to two world titles. The 28-year-old beat ...

Former world champion Umeki beats Japanese teammate to gold - Judo Inside

The Netherlands' veteran judoka and 2009 world champion Marhinde Verkerk earned one of the biggest wins of her career on Sunday evening as she defeated Dusseldorf Grand Prix silver medallist Madeleine Malonga of France for U78kg gold. Read more ...

Hosts Hungary end Grand Prix on a high with TOTH gold - International Judo Federation (press release) (blog)

Hungary concluded a riveting three days of Grand Prix action in Budapest with gold in the -90kg category as the inspirational TOTH Krisztian (HUN) grabbed the headlines on the IJF World Judo Tour send-off before next month's World Judo Championships in ...

Budapest Grand Prix 2018, Hungary – Day three - International Judo Federation (press release) (blog)

ORTIZ, who won the Pan American Championships in April, is one of the most revered heavyweight judoka of all time having took bronze at Beijing 2008, gold at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016 in addition to two world titles. The 28-year-old beat ...

Kukolj back to challenge U90kg opposition at world level - Judo Inside

Serbian 2017 European Champion Aleksandar Kukolj starts as the favourite and top seed as the world number one at U90kg. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Kukolj is ready to grace the competition tatami one final time before September's World Championships ...

Fifth Grand Prix crown for Russia's Alan Khubetsov - Judo Inside

With the opening ceremony the judo event was opened with a solid show. It was for the last time in 2014 at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk that president Putin visited a large judo event like this. He visited the team event then. In 2010 he ...

Miki Ungvari becomes oldest IJF World Judo Tour winner - Judo Inside

Hungarian judo legend Ungvari Miklos ruled the U73kg category on home soil as the Hungarian ace defeated three-time world champion and double Olympic bronze medallist Ebinuma Masashi (JPN) at the Grand Prix in Budapest. London 2012 Olympic ...

Ungvári becomes oldest winner of IJF World Tour event with Budapest Grand Prix triumph - Insidethegames.biz

Ungvári, a three-time European champion, secured victory in front of his home crowd as he beat Japan's three-time world champion Masashi Ebinuma in the final. The bronze medals in the category were claimed by Arthur Margelidon of Canada and ...

First Grand Prix gold medal for Japan's Niizoe - Judo Inside

Saki Niizoe made sure that Japan doubled up on gold in the women's categories on day two of the Grand Prix in Budapest as the young Japanese judoka reigned victorious against Hohhot Grand Prix gold medallist Sanne Van Dijke (NED). Tunis Grand Prix ...

The World Judo Championships are the highest level of international judo competition, along with the Olympic judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation, and qualified judoka compete in their respective categories as representatives of their home countries. Team competitions have also been held since 1994. The men's championships began in 1956, though the format and periodicity of the championships have changed over time. The last edition of the championships took place in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2015.

The World Judo Championships are the highest level of international judo competition, along with the Olympic judo competition. The championships are held once every year (except the years when the Olympics take place) by the International Judo Federation, and qualified judoka compete in their respective categories as representatives of their home countries. Team competitions have also been held since 1994. The men's championships began in 1956, though the format and periodicity of the championships have changed over time. The last edition of the championships took place in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2015.