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Covid-19: Italian team out of Grand Slam Budapest

22 Oct 2020 21:20

The Grand Slam in Budapest lost a talented team with the Italians who showed four positive results at arrival in Hungary. Upon arrival in Hungary, after the negative swabs carried out in Italy, three athletes and a an Italian coach of the Italian National Judo team tested positive for the pre-match control swab and therefore as a precaution “International Judo Federation and the Hungarian Minister of Sport have decided to exclude the Italian team from the competition.” Read more


In six years Driton Kuka has made huge steps for Kosovo

22 Oct 2020 18:30

Driton Kuka is a legend coach in Kosovo. A former judoka, Kuka was robbed of his Olympic dream in 1992 by the bloody collapse of federal Yugoslavia and never had the honour of representing Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, internationally. Today in 2014 Kosovo was recognized by the IOC as Olympic participating country. Read more


Distria Krasniqi will need to have endurance to keep her weight

22 Oct 2020 13:10

For Paris winner Distria Krasniqi, the postponement of the 2020 Olympics isn’t merely a disappointment. It means another year of intense calorie-counting and sleepless nights. On Friday she will participate in the Grand Slam in Budapest U48kg. Read more


Nikoloz Sherazadishvili in between two flags

22 Oct 2020 12:25

Nikoloz Sherazadishvili was born in Georgia but is the first male World Champion for Spain. He lives there since he was 14 but feels connected to both countries. "Niko Shera" as they call him in Spain is in between two flags. When the young Nikoloz was 14, his family moved to Spain for work, and Sherazadishvili joined the Brunete judo club just outside the capital Madrid. That club was run by three-time Olympian Joaquín Ruiz, or "Quino", who remains Sherazadishvili's coach to this day. Read more


World Champion Lukas Krpalek tested positive for Covid-19

21 Oct 2020 14:30

World and Olympic Champion Lukas Krpalek tested positive for Covid-19. The Czech judo star was one of the favourites for the +100kg title at the comeback of judo in the occasion of the Grand Slam in Budapest this weekend. Before his departure he was tested according to the protocols and couldn’t travel to Budapest. Read more

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Effects of Judo Training on College students and their academic performance

21 Oct 2020 09:30

Most people would agree that high sports participation can increase students’ motivation and teach both teamwork and self-discipline. Some studies have shown that individuals who do physical activities perform better in school than those who do not. For most students, getting some exercises means getting more things done. Doing various kinds of sports, including judo, helps not only take care of the body but also lets the mind follow positive patterns of achievement. Read more


Former lightweight World Champion Ami Kondo retires

20 Oct 2020 13:50

Former lightweight World Champion Ami Kondo retires as judoka. Although the Nagoya native captured a 48kg World title at the 2014 world championships in Chelyabinsk and Olympic bronze, the tiny Kondo retires at the age of 25. In Russia she took the world title when she was just 19. Kondo ended up with bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as well as the 2015 and 2017 world championships in Astana and Budapest. Read more

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