Athlete Stories
Idalys Ortiz: in a Great Place

An Olympic champion with 4 Olympic medals in total.

Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

There is a lot of talk about judo and there is more and more about artificial intelligence, but talking ...

Coach Sarah Menezes

Olympic gold, 3 world championship medals, 12 grand slam medals.

Coach Erika Miranda

In September 2007 a fresh-faced 20 year old Erika Miranda competed at her first senior world championships. ...

"I Am No Longer Hungry"

He has grown a beard; he no longer has the face of a child in whose mouth butter wouldn’t melt.

Saving Our Teens

Now inside the third calendar year of this pandemic, we are beginning to absorb an understanding of its ...

Sweden Signs Sally!

The questions around retirement and future careers are numerous and highly charged, always.

The Passionate President

The President of the Mongolian Judo Association is one of the most engaged and animated federation leaders ...

Athlete Stories
Vieru: More Than Everyone’s Favourite Technician

There are athletes we can recognise simply from a movement, from a style, those who strike us because ...

Athlete Stories
Revenge is a Big Word

A quarter-final against one of the host team judoka saw a confident Shady dispatch his opponent in a ...

Keiji Suzuki: The Right Speed

In the world of judo, Keiji Suzuki is a high-displacement motorcycle.

Athlete Interview
The Toughest Decision a Judoka Can Make

Raz Hershko, a name that seems familiar but also somewhat distant.