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Hashimoto wins back-to-back Slams to chase down An Changrim

11 Feb 2017 18:40

Japanese World Judo Masters winner Shoichi Hashimoto illustrated that he is more than a high-quality deputy for the absent Olympic and world champion Ono Shohei (JPN) and a world contender in his own right as he won his fifth successive competition. Read more

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Hifumi Abe again shows mouthwatering judo on Paris debut

11 Feb 2017 18:30

Japanese teen Hifumi Abe is the youngest ever winner of the Grand Slam in Paris and in the top 10 of youngest male winners ever in Paris. Ilias Iliadis was one of the youngest aged 18 in 2005, when the IJF didn’t yet have Grand Slams. Abe grabbed his first chance to perform at one of the sport’s flagship events with both hands as the 19-year-old sensation won the fourth Grand Slam gold medal of his career. 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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Jeong BoKyeong changes silver into gold in Paris

11 Feb 2017 18:05

Korean Jeong BoKyeong finally takes a gold medal. After taking silver at Grand Prix in Almaty, The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the Grand Slam in Tokyo, she took revenge today in Paris against Munkhbat Urantsetseg of Mongolia. The former world champion Urantsetseg came into the competition as her team’s most experienced judoka in Paris and gave it her all as always but came up short against Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Jeong Bokyeong (KOR). Read more

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Naohisa Takato completes Paris hat-trick

11 Feb 2017 17:30

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Takato Naohisa of Japan Takato waved three fingers on both hands to the crowd as he continued his remarkable run in Paris with gold medals in 2013, 2015 and now 2017. Takato started his year in thrilling fashion as he won the Paris tournament for the third time. 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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Cyrille Maret aiming for fourth victory in Paris

10 Feb 2017 18:00

A large team of 28 French men will please the home crowd in Paris at the first Olympic World Tour event for 2020. Cyrille Maret is the man who can win the title for the fourth time in a row. Not yet as good as the six victories for Riner, but still legendary to be able to win a fourth title in the new AccorArena in Paris. Riner won’t compete this time, but there are enough athletes left to enjoy the Grand Slam of Paris. Read more

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