Anton Geesink “A giant has just passed away,”

Dutch judo Olympic champion Anton Geesink, the first non-Japanese to win a world judo championship, has died yesterday 27th august 2010 at the age of 76.

Geesink shocked the Japanese by winning a world championship title in 1961, the first non-Japanese to do so, and won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

He won further world championship titles in 1964 and 1965 and a total of 21 European judo championship titles and was several times Dutch judo champion.

“A giant has just passed away,” the International Judo Federation said on its website, adding that Geesink’s work to promote the sport had helped make it universally popular.

Born in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, Geesink was a 10th dan judoka.

Video's of Anton Geesink in Action : Judoschool Jan Snijders


Youth Olympics Singapore: final [-100kg]

Ryosuke Igarashi (JPN) - Toma Nikiforov (BEL) final

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Judo 2010 Otto European Cup Hamburg: Highlights day 1

Judo 2010 Otto European Cup Hamburg: Highlights day 1

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Judo Grand Prix Tunis 2010: Hiraoka (JPN) - Kossayev (KAZ) [-60kg]

Judo Grand Prix Tunis 2010

Hiraoki Hiraoka (JPN) - Yerkebulan Kossayev (KAZ) [-60kg]

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European Championship 2010: Gwend (ITA) - Willeboordse (NED) final

European Championship Judo Vienna 2010.

Edwige Gwend (ITA) - Elisabeth Willeboordse (NED) final

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First European Championships for Combined Services

The EJU is inviting teams to take part in the 1st European Championships for Combined Services at 10 April 2010 in Moscow.

More info: European Judo Union


World Cup Prague: Verde (ITA) - Choi (KOR) [-60kg] final

Judo World Cup Men Prague 2010
Elio Verde (ITA) - Gwang-hyeon Choi (KOR) [-60kg] final

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Judo 2010 Tblisi: Shalva Kardava (GEO) - Bradford Bolen (USA) [-66kg].

Shalva Kardava (GEO) - Bradford Bolen (USA) [-66kg]. Judo 2010 World Cup Men Tblisi (GEO).

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Live results & video Masters Suwon (Korea)

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JF allows two athletes per weight/nation in all World Championships

The International Judo Federation Technical Committee meeting held in Tokyo in the last days of December 2009 decided that starting in 2010, two athletes per weight category are allowed to represent a nation.
The suggestion was made by the IJF President, Mr. Marius Vizer. The decision is valid for World Championships Senior, Junior and Cadets.

“We noticed that many good athletes had to stay at home. There were full generations not allowed to compete in the World Championhips. Take alone the case of -48kg in Japan, with Rioko Tani reigning for such a long time and also what can happen to the heavy weights in France with Tedy Rinner supremacy”, says IJF Head Sports Director Mr. Vladimir Barta.

Mr. Barta also gave examples of top athletes struggling inside their countries to qualify like the case of Alexander Mikhailin and Tamerlan Tmenov, in Russia.



IJF New Rules 2010: video site

The IJF launches a new video site with examples on video of the new rules 2010.
For example:

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