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Riki Nakaya back to the top with possible Grand Slam victory

11 Mar 2017 13:15

Former World Champion Riki Nakaya is getting back to the world top. Nakaya reached the final U73kg of the Grand Slam in Baku where he is opposed to Mongolian Odbayar Ganbaatar who he defeated three times in his career. Read more


Lien celebrates as Chinese Taipei anthem plays for the first time at a Grand Slam

10 Mar 2017 19:05

World number 12 Lien Chen-Ling of Taipei was one of the biggest winners on day one as she defeated Düsseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Jovana Rogic of Serbia to become the first Chinese Taipei judoka to win Grand Slam gold. Read more


Flourishing Florian flows forward on Grand Slam stage for Romania

10 Mar 2017 18:20

Two of the brightest prospects in the U52kg category were matched against each other in the final in Baku as 20-year-old former Junior European champion Pupp Reka of Hungary faced Düsseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Alexandra-Larisa Florian of Romania. Read more


Tal Flicker helps Israel to historic day in World Tour

10 Mar 2017 18:10

Four-time Grand Slam winner Takajo Tomofumi of Japan could not make it to five on Friday as he succumb to Düsseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Tal Flicker of Israel in golden score. World number 21 Takajo was not at his explosive best as he went through the gears and into golden score against Flicker were both judoka had a shido on their records with no scores after four minutes. Read more


Toru Shishime doubles his golden Grand Slam haul for Japan

10 Mar 2017 18:00

Former Paris Grand Slam winner Shishime Toru of Japan was unmatched in Baku as he won U60kg gold to stand on top spot at a Grand Slam medal podium for the second time. Tashkent Grand Prix winner Mukhriddin Tilovov (UZB) was an unexpected finalist as he opposed the Japanese in a first time encounter. Read more


Brazilian Stefannie Arissa Koyama takes jackpot at IJF debut

10 Mar 2017 17:00

Grand Slam rookie Stefannie Arissa Koyama of Brazil was the star of the U48kg category as the IJF World Judo Tour debutant won all four contests for a debut to remember. The 21-year-old still lives in her native Japan where she is in her final year of University. Brazilian pocket rocket Koyama had the style and frenetic pace which is associated with Japanese judoka and picked off her bewildered opponents. Read more


Israelian judoka take unique 5 medals on one day

10 Mar 2017 16:05

Israelian Tal Flicker is in a good shape and confirmed he form with his career best performance. Israel won five medals on the first day which is another boost for the country that took two Olympic medals and where judo is one of the top sports. Read more

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