ASIAN Games-bound Kiyomi Watanabe placed seventh in the Grand Prix Zagreb 2018 in Croatia.Watanabe beat Edwige Gwend of Italy, and Nadjya Bazynski of Germany to reach the quarterfinals before falling to eventual gold medalist Nami Nabekura of Japan.Watanabe lost ...
Jul 31, 2018
KIYOMI Watanabe bagged a bronze medal in the Dusseldorf Grand Slam 2018 in Germany.Watanabe, gold medalist in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, beat Ketleyn Quadros of Brazil in the -63kg repechage to secure the bronze medal in the World Judo Tour ...
Feb 25, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR - The Philippines, led by the men's basketball team, won three gold medals on Saturday following a zero-gold showing the day prior in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Gilas Pilipinas beat Indonesia, 94-55, on Saturday night before ...
Aug 26, 2017
THE Philippine Olympic Committee on Wednesday has approved the final list of athletes that will see action in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.SPIN.ph has obtained a copy of the list of 497 athletes from the 38 ...
Jun 29, 2017
FIL-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe made history for the Philippines by claiming a bronze medal in the International Judo Federation World Judo Tour Paris Grand Slam on Sunday.Watanabe beat Lucy Renshall of Great Britain in the Under-63 kilogram division to ...
Feb 13, 2017
THE Philippine Judo Federation is ecstatic after the All-Japan Judo Federation and the Japanese Embassy donated mats to be used for their grassroots program.Judo chief Dave Carter said a total of 142 pieces of mats were donated by their Japanese ...
Feb 9, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Fil-Japanese judoka Kodo Nakano lost in his Olympic debut when he was beaten by Matteo Marconcini of Italy via ippon in the first round of the men's -81 kg division at the Carioca Arena 2.Nakano, a ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Philippines got a pleasant surprise when Filipino-Japanese judoka Kodo Nakano got a late invitation to take part in the 2016 Olympics Games.Nakano became the 13th Filipino athlete to earn a ticket to the Games, according to ...
Aug 3, 2016
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Ronda Rousey kept her promise to a local judo school in Rio de Janeiro, leaving the UFC title belt with them after her victory over Bethe Correia.The Olympic judo medalist who is undefeated as an MMA fighter left the judokas, young ...
Aug 6, 2015
SINGAPORE - Kiyomi Watanabe beat Thailand's Orapin Senatham via ippon to win the gold for the Philippines in the judo competitions of the 28th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday.The 18-year-old Watanabe, the reigning Asian junior champion, also beat opponents ...
Jun 7, 2015
INCHEON, South Korea -- Kiyomi Watanabe provided the lone bright spot for the Philippines on the second day of competitions of the 17th Asian Games.But the euphoria proved short-lived.The Fil-Japanese judoka defeated Gulnar Hayytbayeva of Turkmenistan in the round- ...
Sep 21, 2014
THE Philippine judo team captured two gold medals on Friday in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.Fil-Japanese Kiyomi Watanabe ruled the women's -63 kg division after beating Thi Hoa Bui of Vietnam, while Gilbert Ramirez won over Iksan ...
Dec 20, 2013
MOSCOW - A Russian judo official says a four-time European judo champion who committed suicide had been depressed since failing to win a medal at last year's London Olympics.Authorities said Elena Ivashchenko died on Saturday at age 28 after ...
Jun 19, 2013
TOKYO - Just when Tokyo got a boost in its campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, a judo coach abuse scandal surfaced within the Japanese sporting culture and threatens to undermine the bid.Tokyo bid officials were pleased on Jan. 30 when a ...
Feb 8, 2013
UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas successfully defended the men's and women's judo titles in UAAP Season 75 over the weekend at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.The Growling Tigers collected 51 points to dominate the mat with a 3-3-3 gold- ...
Oct 2, 2012
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