Grand Slam Ekaterinburg - Event

Grand Slam Ekaterinburg

  • Date: 15 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
  • Place: Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Type: Grand Slam
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The tough comeback of innovator Fabio Basile

3 Jun 2019 20:50

Fabio Basile of Italy shocked the world when, as a relative unknown, he won the U66kg gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Was it a fluke, many people wondered, or would he go on to become a great champion, winning many titles along the way? Judo fans eagerly awaited his next competition of the showman who popularised judo. Read more

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100 days for GP Montreal Shady El Nahas is growing

27 Mar 2019 10:20

Last year Canadian rookie Shady El Nahas took silver at the Grand Slam in Osaka. He is definitely one of coming man in judo U100kg and he can throw BIG. We’ve seen a few hipthrows of him and that was just tasty for any judo fan. Last week in Ekaterinburg he caught another medal, bronze this time. With the Grand Prix ahead in exactly 100 days and at the birthday of Shady, we zoom in with this fighters with some extra questions in the series “Meet your Judoka”. Read more

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Heavyweight glory for Russia’s Tamerlan Bashaev

17 Mar 2019 16:30

Tamerlan Bashaev of Russia struck Grand Slam gold for the first time in his career by defeating Olympic bronze medallist Or Sasson (ISR) in the closing seconds of their +100kg final. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Bashaev dropped under his Israeli rival with his trademark seoi-nage for a waza-ari score with four seconds left on the clock to end the tournament on a high for the hosts. Read more

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A star is unearthed as Arman Adamian wins Grand Slam gold

17 Mar 2019 16:25

Russian Arman Adamian and countryman and five-time world medallist Kirill Denisov put on a classic final in the U100kg category in front of their home crowd. Adamian starred in the preliminaries with some devastating ippons and met a gritty veteran in Denisov with both men desperate to represent their country on the top of the medal podium. Read more

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Finally Noël van ‘t End converts final into elusive gold

17 Mar 2019 15:55

Dutchman Noël van ‘t End finally won Grand Slam gold at his 21st attempt as he defeated two-time World Judo Masters winner Beka Gviniashvili (GEO) in the U90kg final. Osaka Grand Slam silver medallist van ‘t End had five Grand Slam silver medals to his name before the start of day three while Gviniashvili had one title at this level on his record. Read more