Grand Slam Baku - Event

Grand Slam Baku

  • Date: 10 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
  • Place: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Four new World Ranking leaders after deduction of Masters

29 May 2017 17:15

Four judoka became world ranking leader for the first time in their careers. Dutchman Michael Korrel benefit of the deduction of the points of last year’s Masters and passed Cyrille Maret at the World Ranking list U100kg. Korrel won the Grand Slam in Baku recently and stepped into the top ten in February this year. With his bronze in Düsseldorf and victory against former World number one Gasimov he joined the top three. Read more

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Deguchi chooses Canada, aims for Tokyo Olympics

13 Mar 2017 08:40

Christa Deguchi, 2014 World Junior Championship runner-up from Japan and 2013 bronze medallist, is going to fight for Canada. The 21-year old Deguchi will be aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Read more

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Tushishvili topples heavyweight powerhouses to triumph with ippon judo

12 Mar 2017 16:30

Georgian Guram Tushishvili made light work of a high calibre heavyweight field as he collected his first IJF World Judo Tour medal in sensational fashion. The 22-year-old Junior European champion, who weighed in at 107kg, opposed Düsseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Bor Barna (HUN) in the final and made it four wins by ippon from four contests. Read more

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Tessie Savelkouls sees off Sayit for Grand Slam success

12 Mar 2017 16:00

Dutch heavyweight Tessie Savelkouls of the Netherlands came to the fore in the women’s heavyweight category as she conquered the Baku Grand Slam. Savelkouls, Former Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist, finished seventh at the Rio 2016 Olympics, defeated European champion Kayra Sayit of Turkey in the +78kg final with a waza-ari from a drop seoi-nage Read more

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Michael Korrel is king in Baku as Azeri Elmar Gasimov falls flat

12 Mar 2017 15:30

Dutchman Michael Korrel of the Netherlands is on a roll in 2017 having matured into being a consistent international performer for his country. Korrel, 23, controlled the contest against Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan but golden score was still required to separate the two. Read more