Majlinda Kelmendi Judoka

Majlinda Kelmendi

Majlinda Kelmendi

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:9 May 1991 (25 years)
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Judoka Majlinda Kelmendi is the best ambassador of Kosovo. Kelmendi was judo world champion in 2013 and 2014 and 2014 European Champion. Double winner of the Grand Slam in Paris in 2015 and 2016. Kelmendi was always coached by Driton Kuka. Flagbearer for Kosovo at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In 2017 she won the Grand Slam in Paris for the fourth time.
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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

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IJF awards 14 World leaders 50,000 USD each

1 Feb 2017 09:15

The International Judo Federation has awarded all 14 judoka who ended 2016 as the world number ones with an extra $50,000 each in prize money. Seven male judoka and seven female judoka received the cash windfall as 10 countries were represented at the top of the final world ranking list for 2016. Read more

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Top athletes look forward to Paris Grand Slam

25 Jan 2017 17:50

The Grand Slam of Paris is the big test where many international judo fans are looking forward to. Although the first African Open was held in Tunis, and next week Lisbon and Sofia host the European Open, Paris the event where it will happen. Read more

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

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