Judo makes heroes and heroes help to build the image of judo. We invite you here to discover these incredible champions who have contributed and still contribute to the greatness of the sport.

INTERVIEW EXPRESS
Hashimoto Soichi (JPN)

Hashimoto Soichi, born August 24 1991, is the current -73kg World Champion. In a category that was dominated ...

Ilham Zakiyev: An Exemplary Colossus

The man is a true colossus, of those who impose respect just by entering a room and whose sports record ...

PORTRAIT
Paula Pareto: An iron-will

'La pequeña' is how everyone calls her in Argentina, 'The Small One'. Yet behind this nickname, there ...

PORTRAIT
Elnur Mammadli: From Reality to Dream

Elnur Mammadli (AZE) was one of those children who started judo around the age of seven and who quickly ...

Portrait
A simple hero: Nazim Huseynov

Nazim Huseynov..This name may not tell you much..

TOKYO 2020 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Yasuhiro Yamashita

Yasuhiro Yamashita should not be presented anymore. True legend of world judo, he is one of those names ...

Interview
Portuguese Legends Meet at the Gym

Olympic bronze medallist Telma Monteiro recently sat down with the IJF to discuss her chance meeting with ...

Special Feature
Jamaican Judo Reaches a Turning Point

Through a very emotional film, Rio 2016 Olympian Szandra Szogedi tells us the story of judo in Jamaïca, ...

Interview
Gevrise Emane: Women's power!

Just a few weeks ago, the International Judo Federation organized a Judo Educational Journey through Iran. ...

MOHAMED MERIDJA, A FIGHTER FOR LIFE

For many years Mohamed Meridja has been walking his elegant silhouette along the tatami of the judo circuit ...

LISA ALLAN: A LIFE AT THE SERVICE OF OTHERS

Lisa Allan, Dr..