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.

No Gold Medal, No Stop

"It was a collective failure." Rustam Orujov says it without acrimony, no rancour in his voice and no ...

Distria Krasniqi
Expresso Interview

The door opens and Distria Krasniqi appears. She has travelled all night to Baku and she is fresh as ...

Tony Walby Sees Beyond the Difficulties

The World Judo Day will be tomorrow and today was the second day of the Kata World Championships.