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.
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The Paris feeling for the Olympic medallists

17 Jan 2017 18:05

Last weekend the first test of the new rules was in Tunis at the African Open, but the real test of most of the top athletes will be the Grand Slam of Paris. With 25 days to go the IJF interview some of the finest medallists from the Rio Olympics about their Paris feeling. Read more

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Shohei Ono and Majlinda Kelmendi voted athletes of the year

23 Dec 2016 16:05

Rio 2016 Olympic champions Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) and Ono Shohei (JPN) have won the IJF Judoka of the Year Awards following a fan vote on the IJF Facebook page. Read more

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Year overview of the World Leading women judoka of 2016

20 Dec 2016 14:25

Three European athletes, two Asian and two Pan American athletes are leading the last World Ranking of the year, what was called the IJF Prestige ranking. Mongolia is the most dominant nation in the world ranking for women with two leading positions. Former Mongolian, now Kazakh judoka Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh won the most prize money, $15,500 of which 20% went to her coach. Read more

ANOC awards

Rafaela Silva and Majlinda Kelmendi awarded for their international impact

16 Nov 2016 09:10

Rafaela Silva and Majlinda Kelmendi were among the winners of the annual ANOC gala held in Doha in Qatar on Tuesday. Both the Brazilian and Kosova Olympic Committee received the awards from this international platform for National Olympic Committees. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi announced to fight again in Paris in 2017

22 Sep 2016 17:20

Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosova is not competing at the IJF Grand Prix in Zagreb but is present in the Croatian capital to offer moral support to her teammates. Last year Distria Krasniqi won bronze in Zagreb and in 2013 Nora Gjakova took bronze in Rijeka. As a kid Kelmendi won gold at the Cadet A-Tournament U17 in Zagreb in 2007 at the age of fifteen. Read more

Result City Date
3Grozny2016
1Rio de Janeiro2016
1Budapest2016
1Kazan2016
1Paris2016

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