Grand Prix Hohhot - Event

Grand Prix Hohhot

  • Date: 24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
  • Place: Hohhot, China
  • Type: Grand Prix
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Korean teen Min-Jong Kim in dream final against legend

26 May 2019 14:55

Former Cadet World Championships winner and teenage prodigy Kim Minjong of Korea pulled out all the stops as he beat Mongolian hero Naidan Tuvshinbayar (MGL) to register his first IJF World Judo Tour victory. Mongolia had sent a big team of 25 athletes and only Mongolian legend Naidan was able to reach the final. Read more

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Idalys Ortiz at her best in 2019

26 May 2019 14:50

Heavyweight great Idalys Ortiz of Cuba defeated Kodokan Cup winner Akiba Maya (JPN) to win the women’s +78kg title in Hohhot. World number one Ortiz, who is bidding for her fourth consecutive Olympic medal at Tokyo 2020 next year, had too much experience for Grand Prix debutant Akiba who was disqualified after being penalised three times for passivity. Read more

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World Champion Cho Guham takes gold in Hohhot

26 May 2019 14:25

World champion Cho Guham of Korea won his fourth Grand Prix at the expense of world number nine Ben Fletcher (IRL) who was penalised for the third and final time for passivity. Hard-working Cho illustrated why he’s the owner of the red backpatch in the U100kg category as he won the first meeting between the two after a tactically astute performance where he kept busy and forced in-form Fletcher to pick up his third penalty. Read more

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Fanny Estelle Posvite captures pre-birthday gift

26 May 2019 14:00

Fanny Estelle Posvite of France won her first IJF gold medal after having a day to remember in Hohhot which culminated with an impressive win over Baku Grand Slam silver medallist Anna Maria Wagner (GER). Two-time Grand Prix winner Wagner was looking to achieve a hat-trick of titles at this level. She celebrates her 27th birthday on Monday. Read more

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Kenta Nagasawa clinches second Grand Prix title

26 May 2019 13:35

World bronze medallist Kenta Nagasawa Kenta of Japan defeated Serbian former world champion Nemanja Majdov to strike U90kg gold in Hohhot. Japan’s number two in the category had the measure of Serbia’s standout with a uchi-mata on the edge of the contest area providing a waza-ari score which settled the final after four minutes. Read more