Five-time world judo champion Clarisse Agbegnenou has revealed that she intends to step away from competitive action for "at least a year" after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Clarisse Agbegnenou continued her dominance of the women’s under-63 kilograms division by winning a fifth world title and fourth in succession at the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships in Budapest.
Six judokas are set to fulfil their dreams when they represent the Olympic Refugee Team (EOR) at this year’s Tokyo 2020 Games.
Canada’s Jessica Klimkait confirmed her Olympic place by winning the women’s under-57 kilogram gold medal at the International Judo Federation World Championships in Budapest.
International Boxing Association President Umar Kremlev has hailed the staging of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships, claiming it "proves one more time that sport unites".
Joshiro Maruyama and Ai Shishime became double world champions after they both claimed titles on a golden day for Japan at the International Judo Federation World Championships in Budapest.
Natsumi Tsunoda overcame Wakana Koga in an all-Japanese women’s under-48 kilogram final to win gold on the opening day at the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships in Budapest.
Just three of the women’s top 10 seeds will head into the second week of the French Open after Elina Svitolina became the latest casualty in Paris.
Gabil Mamedov of ROC secured a ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after stunning Armenian top seed Hovhannes Bachkov in the quarter-finals of the men’s lightweight division at the European qualifier in Paris.
Monaco Aces produced a faultless display to claim the fourth leg of the Global Champions League in Valkenswaard in The Netherlands.
More than 660 athletes from 120 countries are set to converge on Hungarian capital Budapest for the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships.
Argentina underlined their credentials to win Paralympic gold by claiming the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Grand Prix title in Shinagawa in Japan.
The Hamburg leg of this year’s World Triathlon Championship Series has been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions, organisers have confirmed.
British boxers Lauren Price, Pat McCormack and Ben Whittaker are just one win away from booking their places at Tokyo 2020 after winning their round of 16 bouts at the European qualifier in Paris.