Grand Slam Osaka - Event

Grand Slam Osaka

  • Date: 22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
  • Place: Osaka, Japan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Amandine Buchard

22 Mar 2020 14:55

Amandine Buchard of France is the current World No. 1 at U52kg. She is a World and European medalist and has won the gold medal in seven IJF World Tour events (two Grand Slams and five Grand Prix). She is currently in lock-down in her apartment in Paris. Judopartners JudoInside and JudoCrazy asked Amandine about her current state of mind. Read more

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Ilias Iliadis boosts Uzbek team with experience and motivation

29 Nov 2019 12:55

It was nine years ago since Uzbekistan captured multiple medals at the Grand Slam in Tokyo. A remarkable results, perhaps with a little magic of Ilias Ilias, Uzbekistan’s new head coach. On the last day of the Grand Slam in Osaka, Davlat Bobonov and Alisher Yusupov captured a medal for their country. Read more

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Inal Tasoev is big in Japan

24 Nov 2019 18:30

Russian heavyweight Inal Tasoev was the last man standing in the men’s heavyweight category as he beat former Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Ota Hyoga (JPN) for Grand Slam gold. The 21-year-old Brasilia Grand Slam bronze medallist is one of the best young heavyweights in the sport and recorded the best result of his burgeoning career by beating the Japanese youngster on home soil with a waza-ari score and can now expect to be installed as his country’s front-runner for Tokyo 2020 selection. Read more

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Ryunosuke Haga gets new hope for Tokyo

24 Nov 2019 18:10

Former world champion Haga Ryunosuke put the U100kg field on notice as he won his second Grand Slam title and first since 2015. The Olympic bronze medallist, who has been plagued by injuries since Rio 2016, returned to the top of an IJF medal podium after a two-year barren spell by beating Olympic silver medallist Elmar Gasimov (AZE). Read more

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Beka Gviniashvili back in world form

24 Nov 2019 17:45

Two-time World Judo Masters winner Beka Gviniashvili of Georgia won his first Grand Slam title since 2016 as he enjoyed a day to remember in Osaka. The world number nine fought back from going a waza-ari down against world number 57 Davlat Bobonov (UZB) as he rolled over the Uzbek to take the final into golden score. Gviniashvili picked up Bobonov for ippon in trademark Georgian fashion as he put an exclamation mark on his win by conquering the impressive Asian judoka to take the plaudits in the U90kg category. Read more