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 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

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Majlinda Kelmendi claims fourth back-to-back victories in Paris

11 Feb 2017 18:15

Rio 2016 Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi won her fourth consecutive Paris Grand Slam gold medal as the all-conquering Kosovo hero was unbeatable again in France. In the final Kelmendi was too powerful for Tsunoda Natsumi (JPN) who saw a weak ouchi-gari attempt countered by her formidable foe for a waza-ari which was the difference after four minutes of action which was beautifully dictated by the champion of champions. Read more

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Clash Agbegnenou and Trstenjak expected dream final in Paris

10 Feb 2017 18:05

The Grand Slam in Paris is the first IJF World Tour event in the road to the 2020 Olympic Games. It is comparable to the 2013 edition. In that edition the French and Japanese athletes dominated in Bercy. This weekend the forecast is the same with 28 French women 10 Japanese, a mix of experience and new generation. Read more

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The ten most searched judoka in the world

7 Feb 2017 16:40

It is not surprising that, for the past three years, Teddy Riner is the most searched-for judoka in the world. The second most popular judoka on the web’s top 10 list is Ilias Iliadis. Although the Greek legend retired last year, his popularity is still huge. One of the fastest risers is Japan’s Shohei Ono, who definitely captured our hearts last year. Read more

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

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