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Stanislav Retinskii takes Grand Prix gold for Russia

2 Apr 2017 15:30

The final of the men’s U90kg category at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi was dominated by a young generation of Russian athletes as Stanislav Retinskii and Mikhail Igolnikov both qualified for the final. Retinskii defeated top seed Max Stewart (GBR) in the first semi-final and Igolnikov beat Ver Gabor (HUN) with a superb ippon. Read more

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Hifumi Abe captures second national title

2 Apr 2017 14:35

Youngster Hifumi Abe blazed to secure his second straight national invitational weight class championship on Saturday, posting three straight ippons in the men’s 66-kg category. Read more

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IJF Education and Coaching Director Mohammed Meridja

2 Apr 2017 13:30

Mohammed Meridja, IJF Education and Coaching Director, is always impressed by events held in Georgia. Without a certain emotion, he explained how he started here as an athlete (6 participations, between 1980 and 1987): "It was a real adventure to come here and I think that in the minds of the athletes today, this dimension has not disappeared. Read more

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Maria Portela emotional after long awaited gold medal in Tbilisi

1 Apr 2017 19:15

With any doubt Elvismar Rodriguez fighting with an IJF backpatch but originally from Venezuela and Maria Portela of Brazil were the stronger athletes of the category and they proved it by entering into the final. It turned out to be a great warmup for the continental championships later in April. Read more

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Victor Penalber satisfied with video referee snatching the gold from Khubetsov

1 Apr 2017 17:05

The final U81kg at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi was announced to be explosive between the 2015 World bronze medallist, Victor Penalber of Brazil and the four-time Grand Slam medallist Alan Khubetsov of Russia. With a superb sode-tsuri-komi-goshi awarded with a ippon the Russian believed that he had won. Read more

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Giyosjon Boboev defeats Tommy Macias in Tbilisi final U73kg

1 Apr 2017 16:10

The final of the second day at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi opposed the two top seed athletes of the category, Tommy Macias of Sweden and Uzbek Giyosjon Boboev After a bit more than a minute, both athletes had already confirmed that they were the best of the day, as both had scored a waza-ari. Read more

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Magdalena Krssakova breaks through all barriers in Tbilisi

1 Apr 2017 15:55

The final of the women’s U63kg in Tbilisi saw Edwige Gwend of Italy and the bronze medal of the last Zagreb Grand Prix in 2016, Magdalena Krssakova of Austria fighting for gold. With that final, the Italian could already expect a better result than last year, as she finished third on the occasion of the 2016 edition of the Tbilisi Grand Prix. Read more

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