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Gviniashvili defeats Khalmurzaev in super final U90kg

26 Feb 2017 19:25

Two top level athletes were in the final of the Grand Prix: Beka Gviniashvili and Khusen Khalmurzaev. Almost a year ago both won the Grand Prix in Samsun in different weight categories; now, both competitors stepped onto the tatami at U90kg. Their last encounter was in 2012 at European Junior Championships when the Georgian won the contest. As it happened, the 2017 edition of their matchup left the judo fans as winner, as well. Read more

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Clarisse Agbegnenou back on track with victory in Düsseldorf

25 Feb 2017 18:30

On the second day of the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf four different countries topped the podium. Host Germany couldn’t quite capture a gold medal on Saturday, although Martyna Trajdos was on the right track in her category U63kg. Read more

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German Gold and Japanese ne-waza highlight first day in Düsseldorf

24 Feb 2017 18:55

Finding familiarity with the new rules after debuting in Paris, judoka from five weight categories displayed high-level ne-waza and gutsy golden score victories on the first day of action at the Düsseldorf Grand Prix. Officials, too, seemed more comfortable and allowed players to determine the outcome of the match, especially in the overtime period. Read more

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Theresa Stoll gives the home crowd golden end of first day in Düsseldorf

24 Feb 2017 18:10

International judo has a few new stars. Theresa Stoll became Germany's youngest ever winner in the IJF World Tour. Topping that, 16 year-old Uta Abe is the first ever under-17 judoka to capture IJF Tour gold. The Japanese youngster was last year’s youngest medallist at the Grand Slam in Tokyo and she continues to rocket herself into the World Ranking, claiming 700 points. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek in a tough pool over 100kg at Grand Prix Dusseldorf

23 Feb 2017 16:25

This week, all eyes are on Düsseldorf as the IJF World Tour continues with its first Grand Prix of the season. The German event will upgrade to Grand Slam status next year and it will be held in a different venue, so this last edition in the Mitsubishi Halle. Read more

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David Douillet running for French Olympic committee presidency

22 Feb 2017 22:40

Former Olympic judo champion David Douillet will run for the French Olympic committee presidency later this year. Douillet, who was gold medalist at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and a four-time world champion, told L'Equipe newspaper that he will challenge current president Denis Masseglia in the May election. Read more

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IJF World Tour events more important due to new IJF ranking points

22 Feb 2017 09:50

In the new IJF point distribution system, the significance of Continental Opens in determining IJF World Rankings decreased dramatically. Where the points for IJF Tour events in some cases doubled, the Continental Opens maintained the same 100-point 1st place value as in the previous Olympic cycle. Read more

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