Port Hope Woman Finds Strength In Judo After A Drunk Driver Crash

Port Hope woman finds strength in judo after a drunk driver crashAfter a drunk driver crash left Port Hope resident Susan Sokol with a brain injury, her doctor advised her to quit her favourite sport — judo.
Not one to give up, Sokol returned to judo after years of recovery and went on to recently win an international title. Sokol, 52, returned from the World Veterans Judo Championship in Fort Lauderdale with a silver medal in her class.

Share Our Passion: Stowmarket Judo Club

Share our passion: Stowmarket Judo ClubWant to try a new sport in 2017? Gail sings the praises of judo, where ‘the females always fight harder!’

Ealife: I’m a bit… ahem… more flabby than I ought to be. Does that rule me out?

Gail Aldous, Stowmarket Judo Club treasurer and welfare officer: No, not at all – all weights are catered for. Judo is a surprisingly tough and hard workout which would help with overall fitness for everyone.

Abe, Putin Visit Kodokan Judo Institute

Abe, Putin visit Kodokan Judo InstituteRussian President Vladimir Putin visited the headquarters of global judo in Tokyo on Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after their 2-day summit.
This was Putin's 2nd visit to the Kodokan Institute. He last went there in 2000 after he became president.

Asahina Lives Up To Hype With 1st Judo Grand Slam Title In 5 Tries

Asahina lives up to hype with 1st judo Grand Slam title in 5 triesWhen Sara Asahina was a second-grader in elementary school, she visited the Kodokan in Tokyo and received a surprising observation from a coach at Japan’s main judo training facility.
Seeing the oversized youth in her bare feet, the coach looked at her 26-centimeter foot and told her: “You have firm feet that can grab the ground. You can be a strong judoka.”

Legendary Judo Day For Uzbekistan At Paralympic Games

Legendary Judo Day FOr Uzbekistan at Paralympic GamesOne of the best days for Uzbekistan judo was the opening day of the Paralympic Games in Rio. With two gold medals Uzbekistan stole the show. Never in the Paralympic history Uzbekistan won a gold medal, actually just one medal in London. Today Uzbekistan claimed three medals and won two Paralympic titles. Sherzod Namozov defeated Makoto Hirose (JPN) in the final U60kg and Utkirjon Nigmatov captured the second gold when he overcame Bayram Mustafayev (AZE) in the final.

Haga Gets Bronze In 100-kilogram

Haga gets bronze in 100-kilogramRyunosuke Haga grabbed the bronze medal in the men’s 100-kilogram division in judo on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Japanese men’s rugby sevens lost to South Africa in the third-place match, finishing fourth place.

Mashu Baker Hopes To Win Olympic Judo Gold Medal, Give It To His Mother

Mashu Baker hopes to win Olympic judo gold medal, give it to his motherMashu Baker is scheduled to compete in the men's 90-kilogram judo category for Japan for the first time at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 10, with hopes of winning a gold medal to give to his mother.
Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, 21-year-old Baker, a student at Tokai University, says he wants to win a gold medal and give it to his 46-year-old mother, Yuka.

Olympics: Ono Snatches Judo Gold, Matsumoto Bronze At Rio Games

Olympics: Ono snatches judo gold, Matsumoto bronze at Rio GamesReigning world champion Shohei Ono demolished the competition to capture the men's 73-kilogram title Monday, giving Japan its first judo gold at the Rio Olympics.
Japan had managed five bronze medals in three days of the sport, including one for London Olympic champion Kaori Matsumoto, who suffered a stunning defeat in the women's 57-kg semifinals earlier the same day.

Olympics: Japan Misses Judo Gold As Kosovo, Italy Post Shock Wins

Olympics: Japan misses judo gold as Kosovo, Italy post shock winsJapan's aspirations for Olympic judo gold were dashed for the second day in a row, with both Masashi Ebinuma and Misato Nakamura able to manage only bronze medals at the Rio Games on Sunday.
The big winners in the men's 66-kilogram and women's 52-kg categories came like lightning bolts out of sky, with Fabio Basile of Italy and Kosovo's Majlinda Kelmendi grabbing the top podium spots for their countries in the sport for the first time in Olympic history.

Olympics: Kondo Wins Judo Bronze For Japan's First Medal In Rio

Olympics: Kondo wins judo bronze for Japan's first medal in RioJapan's Ami Kondo came through to grab her country's first medal of the Rio Olympics with a bronze in her Olympic debut in the women's 48-kilogram weight class Saturday.
Compatriot Naohisa Takato also took consolation in a bronze medal in the men's 60-kg class by winning through repechage after seeing his hopes dashed in the quarterfinals.

Judo Champion Natalie Powell On The Olympics, Zika

Judo champion Natalie Powell on the Olympics, Zika 'I’ve always loved sport. I tried everything as a child,’ explains Natalie Powell, from Builth Wells in Powys. 'But I was so competitive. I was always win-at-all-costs.
'As I’ve got older, I’ve learnt to temper it a bit because it’s not the greatest trait to have in terms of making friends. Now I’m only competitive when I need to be.’

Brothers From Sydney’s West Set For Judo Competition In Rio

Brothers from Sydney’s west set for judo competition in RioTwo brothers from Sydney’s west will make history when they represent Australia in judo at the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Northmead residents Nathan and Joshua Katz, who have been training since the tender age of six, will participate in different weight divisions and won’t be competing directly against each another.