Outlines of the Olympic judo qualification system

[ From lespritdujudo.com ] Between now and June 28, the closing date of the Olympic qualification period, it is more than ever time for calculations, while the World Championships in Budapest (June 6-13) will finalize the positions. Direct qualification Places: – The top eighteen athletes in each category qualify directly, with one athlete from each[…]

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Women in Judo : Yvonne Bönisch

[ From eju.net ] Before 2021, hearing the name Yvonne Bönisch, you’d instantly think Olympic Champion. Now, we think Olympic Champion and the first female national coach in Europe for the pioneering Austrian team. With both athlete and coaching credentials to boast, it is no surprise that the Austrian side were ecstatic to welcome her[…]

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The Paralympics is just around the corner

[ From ijf.org ] Ian Johns is in Baku, Azerbaijan, having just completed his coaching duties as head of delegation with the British visually impaired judo team. The IBSA Judo Baku Grand Prix is the first event back on the calendar after the Paralympic season was shut down by Covid-19 in March 2020. Being the[…]

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Spanish lightweights battle it out in Budapest

[ From judoinside.com ] The lightweights traditionally start at the first day of the judo World Championships, same for the IJF blockbuster in Budapest between 6th and 13th June. The athletes get another opportunity to take precious points and in the lightweight division for women U48kg nothing is yet decided for the qualification for the[…]

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Abe/Maruyama : lessons of a fight

[ From lespritdujudo.com ] Hifumi Abe, twenty-three years old, is the current n°3 in the world behind Joshiro Maruyama, his rival, and an unexpected n°1, the Italian Manuel Lombardo, the one who failed – and probably should have – won against him at the 2019 world championships for the bronze medal… But everybody knows it,[…]

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