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Tommy Macias is Swedens next world level ace

29 Oct 2016 18:50

Swedish new ace Tommy Macias hit the medal trail once again on the IJF World Judo Tour as he upstaged world number one and Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan. 23-Year old Zagreb Grand Prix silver medallist Macias, showed that his silver medal in Croatia was a stepping stone and a sign of things to come as many pondered whether he could repeat that medal or it would be a one-off. Read more

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Marie Eve Gahie takes precious first Grand Slam gold

29 Oct 2016 18:35

French Junior European champion Marie Eve Gahie became the youngest French woman to win Grand Slam gold as the teenager defeated Baku Grand Slam silver medallist Maria Portela of Brazil for the top prize in the U70kg category. Read more

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Juul Franssen shows Olympic ambitions with Grand Slam gold

29 Oct 2016 17:10

Dutch judoka Juul Franssen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam with a victory over Austrian European Championships silver medallist Kathrin Unterwurzacher in the U63kg final. Paris Grand Slam silver medallist and World Judo Masters silver medallist Franssen will now break into the top 10 on the world ranking list as she tied up Unterwurzacher in osaekomi for 20 seconds to win her maiden gold medal on the Grand Slam stage. Read more

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Francisco Garrigos makes golden start in Abu Dhabi

28 Oct 2016 19:10

Spanish Former Junior world champion Francisco Garrigos put in an inspired performance as the 21-year-old won all three of his contests to win his first Grand Slam gold medal. Garrigos, who won the Junior World Championships in 2014, lost in round three here a year ago and showed the degree to which he has improved in the last 12 months by beating Havana Grand Prix winner Eric Takabatake (BRA) in the final. Read more

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Helene Receveaux makes flying start to Olympic cycle

28 Oct 2016 18:35

French Helene Receveaux convincingly defeated Madrid European Open bronze medallist Theresa Stoll of Germany to win U57kg gold and made a flying start to the new Olympic cycle and her quest for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more

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Astride Gneto marks best career performance in Abu Dhabi

28 Oct 2016 18:25

2015 Junior European Champion Astride Gneto of France is taking the U52kg mantle from her older sister and London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla Gneto after striking Abu Dhabi Grand Slam gold on Friday. Read more

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Russian Yakub Shamilov impresses with Grand Slam gold

28 Oct 2016 18:10

Russian Yakub Shamilov won his first Grand Slam gold medal as he triumphed in a category which featured former Olympic and world medallists. The Russian’s adversary in the final was one such judoka as former world silver medallist Azamat Mukanov of Kazakhstan opposed him. Read more

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