Grand Prix Budapest - Event

Grand Prix Budapest

  • Date: 25 Jun 2016 - 26 Jun 2016
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: Grand Prix
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The category U100kg is a true battlefield for the world title

2 Sep 2017 09:25

The 100kg weight class is super competitive and definitely among the most sensational match days at the World Championships in Budapest. Many questions, many opportunities for many athletes. Defending World Champion Ryonosuke Haga of Japan is one of the candidates. But since the Olympic reduction, Haga lost half of his points and is unseeded for Budapest. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi back to World number one position

27 Jun 2016 13:10

Since July 2015 Kosovo judo star Majlinda Kelmendi is back at her number one position at the IJF World Ranking. After winning the IJF Grand Prix in Budapest this weekend, Kelmendi passed Andreea Chitu (ROU). In Rio de Janeiro Chitu will be seeded first as the seeding is based upon the ranking after the last qualification tournament at the IJF Masters in Guadalajara. Read more

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Stanislav Bondarenko wins first IJF Tour gold medal in Budapest

27 Jun 2016 09:40

Stanislav Bondarenko of the Ukraine won his first Grand Prix title on Sunday as he bested Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Ueda Katsuma (JPN) in the last final of the Budapest Grand Prix 2016. Ueda, 22, has been used sparingly by Japan and based on his performance in the final may be made to wait for another opportunity on the IJF World Judo Tour. A lethargic duel saw both men commit errors and trade shido penalties with neither judoka able to threaten the scoreboard. Read more

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Carolin Weiss defeats both Chinese world leaders and takes gold

27 Jun 2016 09:30

German judoka Carolin Weiss took her career to new heights in Budapest as she won her first Grand Prix title with a classy performance in the Hungarian capital. World Judo Masters silver medallist Ma Sisi of China fell to two-time Grand Prix bronze medallist Weiss by a single shido as the German fighter won their first meeting between the two heavyweight forces having defeated reigning world champion Yu Song (CHN) in the semi-final. Weiss won the European Open this year in Sofia as well. Read more

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Better late than silver for golden Dutchman Michael Korrel

26 Jun 2016 22:45

Dutchman Michael Korrel defeated Asian Championships silver medallist Soyib Kurbonov of Uzbekistan to win his first Grand Prix gold medal and his country’s first title in Hungary. Korrel, European Championships bronze medallist, and Kurbonov were surprise finalists as German top seed Karl-Richard Frey could only manage a fifth-place finish. Read more