Majlinda Kelmendi Judoka

Majlinda Kelmendi

Majlinda Kelmendi

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:9 May 1991 (26 years)
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Judoka Majlinda Kelmendi is the best ambassador of Kosovo. She is judo world champion in 2013 and 2014. She is 2014, 2016 and 2017 European Champion. In 2017 she won the Grand Slam in Paris for the fourth time. (2013-2017). Kelmendi was always coached by Driton Kuka. Flagbearer for Kosovo at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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Majlinda Kelmendi facing the pressure of regaining the title: World preview U52kg

10 Aug 2017 08:25

Since winning her first World title in 2013, Majlinda Kelmendi has been defeated only once in an individual tournament. That loss was to Erika Miranda of Brazil in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, just two months after Kelmendi's return to competition after a very long injury layoff. Read more

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Kosovo Olympic Committee publishes “The Golden Debut” book about historic gold Kelmendi

8 Aug 2017 17:40

The Kosovo Olympic Committee celebrated the anniversary of its first gold Olympic Medal, where Majlinda Kelmendi triumphed in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016. During this event, the book “The Golden Debut” was promoted in honor of the historic participation in “RIO 2016”, where Kosovo’s Olympic Team made its Olympic debut. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi is looking beyond 2020

4 Jul 2017 11:35

One year after her gold medal in Rio, Majlinda Kelmendi still lives in her hometown in Western Kosovo. Very accessible, the Olympic champion has become a symbol of recognition of Kosovo internationally. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi not in danger defending her European title

20 Apr 2017 18:15

Majlinda Kelmendi won her third European title. Despite a back injury the Kosovarian was too strong for the rest. Surprise was the final for Alesya Kuznetsova. In her new weight category she is able to reach the top of Europe. Her groundwork is amazing but that was about the danger for Kelmendi. 49 seconds for the end Kelmendi struck with ippon in the final. Nothing to do against Kelmendi who won the title in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Ramos was her only dangerous opponent today. Read more

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European Judo Championships Preview U52kg: Kelmendi for the triple

19 Apr 2017 09:05

Majlinda Kelmendi is the best ambassador of Kosovo. At the European Championships in Warsaw Kelmendi will start as the number one seed and, despite her Olympic title, she will be eager to win her third European championship and keep the title in Kosovo. But even that isn’t as easy as it looks with a few eager challengers seeking revenge. Read more

Result City Date
1Warsaw20 Apr
1Paris11 Feb
1Budapest2016
3Grozny2016
1Rio de Janeiro2016

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