Abu Dhabi WC 2024
-57 kg: Mimi Huh Intervenes

There is no elephant in the room, it’s the subject everyone has been talking about since the beginning ...

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
Team France: We Aren't Afraid to Participate at the Worlds

A week ago we noted that the Japanese team coming to Abu Dhabi would be an almost exclusively different ...

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
Catarina Costa: Responsibility and Good Vibes

Portugal’s Catarina Costa likes to travel to Abu Dhabi, it’s among her favourite destinations on ...

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
Assunta Scutto: I Am Patient

Junior world champion in October 2021, Assunta Scutto burst straight on to the senior scene winning gold ...

Abu Dhabi GS
What to Follow on Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi World Championships

The Abu Dhabi World Championships got off to a flying start on Day 1 in the Emirati capital.

Athlete's Story
When Reality is Brighter Than a Dream

As editors of the International Judo Federation, we have a duty to hide behind the stories we tell.

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
Abu Dhabi Crowns Three Brand New Champions on Day 1

The flagship event of the IJF World Judo Tour 2024, the Abu Dhabi World Championships has well and truly ...

Abu Dhabi Worlds 2024
Technical Analysis, Day 1: Ne-Waza and the Grit to Fight to the End

IJF Head Referee Director Florin Daniel Lascau heads up the commission looking after all refereeing decisions ...

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
-52 kg: Odette Giuffrida on Top of the World

As the day began, pole position was occupied by Diyora Keldiyorova (UZB), an increasingly dangerous fighter ...

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
-60kg: Sardalashvili Becomes Georgia's Youngest World Champion

In the -60kg category at the Abu Dhabi World Championships 2024, the stage was set for Japan’s Ryuju ...

Abu Dhabi WC 2024
-48 kg: Bavuudorj Wins With Power and Impeccable Timing

The day one preview pointed to Assunta Scutto as the category leader, a judoka whom has set the tatami ...

Judo Gave Me a Reason To Live

In March 2022, Vitaly Gligor was walking down Decebal Street in Chișinău, the capital of Moldova.