Grand Slam Baku - Event

Grand Slam Baku

  • Date: 10 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
  • Place: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Being a Judo referee is not the most popular job

13 May 2019 15:25

Balazs Gosztonyi of Hungary is one of the IJF referees of the dark force. The referees, the one you shouldn’t see, but who should lead the contest in the best way. Sometimes they have to make the hard decisions, rational or with help of the video footage, sometimes clear, sometimes hard to understand. Beautiful ippons or in a rare occasion when a phone drops out of the judogi. Read more

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Junior world champion Gela Zaalishvili steps up to glory

12 May 2019 19:35

Junior World Championships gold medallist Gela Zaalishvili of Georgia made an impression on the IJF World Judo Tour to open his senior medal account on the international stage. Zaalishvili countered a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi attempt from Tunis Grand Prix bronze medallist Ruslan Shakhbazov (RUS) with te-waza for a waza-ari score and added a second waza-ari to seal a decisive victory in the last contest of the Grand Slam in Azerbaijan. Read more

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Yelyzaveta Kalanina wins Grand Slam in Baku

12 May 2019 19:00

Yelyzaveta Kalanina of the Ukraine won her maiden Grand Slam title with the best display of her young career. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina was thrown by the tallest judoka in the category as the raw talent of Kalanina was on display for the world to see. Read more

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Dutchman Michael Korrel clinches Grand Slam hat-trick

12 May 2019 18:10

Dutchman Michael Korrel defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Kazbek Zankishiev of Russia to reign in Baku. Tbilisi Grand Prix gold medallist Korrel prevailed after 68 seconds of golden score as he dropped under the Russian for a waza-ari score to decide the fate of the U100kg category. Read more

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Luise Malzahn beats the odds and Anna Maria Wagner

12 May 2019 17:05

German judoka Luise Malzahn of Germany shocked teammate and Antalya Grand Prix winner Anna Maria Wagner as she earned her second Grand Slam title against her younger, more fancied teammate. Germany’s 21-time Grand Prix medallist recorded her first international win over Wagner in comprehensive fashion with a harai-makikomi and a o-uchi-gari stunning the world number eight who now has a battle on her hands to be picked for Tokyo 2020. Read more