Grand Prix Marrakech - Event

Grand Prix Marrakech

  • Date: 8 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
  • Place: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Type: Grand Prix
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Nemanja Majdov back in the World Tour with gold in Marrakech

10 Mar 2019 20:15

Serbia's Former world champion Nemanja Majdov had the measure of Osaka Grand Slam bronze medallist Eduard Trippel of Germany in a closely fought U90kg final on day three in Marrakech. Both men were without a Grand Prix gold medal before today and it was the Serbian who registered in the win column today after scoring a waza-ari without reply. Read more

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Anna-Maria Wagner this time takes the gold

10 Mar 2019 20:05

Germany’s Anna Maria Wagner edged out Loriana Kuka of Kosovo to win the U78kg gold medal and recorded her first IJF World Judo Tour win. Düsseldorf Grand Slam silver medallist Wagner secured her first IJF gold after taking silver at her home Grand Slam last month. A single waza-ari score was the difference as the uchi-mata of the German judoka once again proved to be effective for the world number 13. Read more

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First Grand Prix success for Germany’s Heinle

10 Mar 2019 19:45

World number 55 Sven Heinle (GER) was the last man standing in the men’s heavyweight category as he defeated Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Yerassyl Kazhybayev (KAZ) in the last contest at the inaugural edition of the Marrakech Grand Prix. Heinle broke the deadlock with a waza-ari score and moved quickly to trap his Kazakh rival in osaekomi for his country’s second gold medal on day three. Read more

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Irish eyes are smiling as Ben Fletcher finishes with gold

10 Mar 2019 19:35

Tel Aviv Grand Prix silver medallist Benjamin Fletcher (IRL) clinched his country’s second Grand Prix gold medal with a hard-fought win over Openweight World Championships silver medallist Toma Nikiforov (BEL) in the U100kg final. Fletcher, who struck for Ireland at the Tunis Grand Prix last year, defeated the European champion after 52 seconds of golden score by countering an ambitious sasae attempt. Read more

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Kayra Sayit triumphs ahead of home Grand Prix in Antalya

10 Mar 2019 18:55

World Championships bronze medallist Kayra Sayit (TUR) won her fourth Grand Prix title for Turkey with an impressive display in the women’s heavyweight category. Sayit threw one-time Grand Prix winner Tessie Savelkouls (NED) for a waza-ari score and will expect to break into the world’s top 10 with the prospect of a home Grand Prix coming up next month in Antalya. Read more

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