Grand Prix Samsun - Event

Grand Prix Samsun

  • Date: 1 Apr 2016 - 3 Apr 2016
  • Place: Samsun, Turkey
  • Type: Grand Prix
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Damian Szwarnowieczki

Polish Damian Szwarnowiecki jumps from 66 to 31 in the World Ranking

5 Apr 2016 11:15

All of a sudden Damian Szwarnowiecki offered Poland a position to have two men at the Olympic Games. The former double European U23 champion won the Grand Prix in Samsun and last week he was still ranked 66, today he is 31st and 25th in the Olympic ranking. Szwarnowiecki can accompany Maciej Sarnacki in the men’s team for Poland in Rio. In this stage they are the two qualified athletes. With a slight miracle Beta or Zagrodnik can qualify for continental quote, or could Lukasz Blach can be the next man in Rio. Katarzyna Klys and Daria Pogorzelec are the female choices for Poland. Everything seems possible in Poland as the sentiment completely turned. Read more

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French women work on World Ranking positions in Samsun

4 Apr 2016 11:05

As expected the French were amazing in France, still the top athletes were a bit sloppy in their finishing touch. No big issue as Audrey Tcheumeo is for sure among the seeded players for Rio 2016. Maybe it’s good to make a mistake in Samsun, to keep her sharp. Samsun winner Madeleine Malonga gained more points and is stable at 12. Despite her bronze medal Mami Umeki is selected for the Olympic Games U78kg, she is ranked 8th as best Japanese. Read more

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Teddy Riner compliments courageous fighter Levani Matiashvili

3 Apr 2016 22:05

Teddy Riner was at the Grand Slam of Samsun to experiment and not to rush through all the matches within a few seconds. Having the passive silhouette of the French giant moving around the tatami always attracts more attention. Calm, sober in his judo, solid on his positions, dynamic on his leg, nothing seemed to bother him during the first rounds. Read more

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The story is about the ones behind Teddy Riner

3 Apr 2016 21:50

The attraction of third day of the Grand Prix in Samsun, once again, was the presence of French 8 time World Champion Teddy Riner. Invincible since 2010, the French came to Samsun to fight, to test himself, after he had to withdraw from the Paris Grand Slam, last February, due to an injury. Read more

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The book of Beka Gviniashvili become more beautiful each page

3 Apr 2016 21:25

The U100kg promised to be a very interesting category at the Grand Prix in Samsun. The world number one Elmar Gasimov was defeated in his opening match by Georgian Beka Gviniashvili, who is about to succeed in his bet to get qualified to the Games in the U100kg. The 20 year old judoka was Junior World Champion last year in U90kg, but in Georgia this weight class is in the hands of Varlam Liparteliani. Read more