Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 8 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Korean domination as An Baul defeats Kim U66kg

8 Feb 2020 18:30

Olympic silver medallist An Baul of Korea made a timely return to form and beat his teammate to gold as he now looks set for another tilt at Olympic gold this summer. Baby-faced An, 25, who won the world title in 2015, registered an unblemished record while Japan-based Kim, 27, squandered the chance to register a vital win over his compatriot as he tamely surrendered the final after receiving his third shido in golden score. Read more

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Distria Krasniqi steps in for Kelmendi

8 Feb 2020 18:10

World Judo Masters winner Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo defeated Olympic silver medallist Odette Giuffrida (ITA) as a late replacement for her injured teammate and Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS). Read more

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Daria Bilodid remains unbeaten against Japanese judoka

8 Feb 2020 17:50

Double world champion Daria Bilodid (UKR) retained her Paris crown with victory over Osaka Grand Slam bronze medallist Koga Wakana (JPN) to improve to 9-0 against Japanese judoka. Bilodid, 19, was lethargic in the earlier rounds as she looked drained and had to dig deep to force her way into the final. Read more

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Ryuju Nagayama puts pressure on Takato

8 Feb 2020 17:50

World number one Nagayama Ryuju (JPN) came through his latest test to lay claim to being in pole position for Tokyo 2020 as his teammate Takato Naohisa will have to wait for his turn to impress in two weeks-time in Germany at the Düsseldorf Grand Slam. Read more

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Hussain Shah debutes in Paris for Pakistan

7 Feb 2020 13:10

Rio 2016 Olympian Hussain Shah Shah of Pakistan made his IJF World Judo Tour debut a decade ago at the Worlds in Tokyo. His is one of the rare debutants in the IJF World Judo Tour who will be out in force in Paris who could catch the eye this weekend. Shah, 26, who is ranked number 47 in the world, lives in Tokyo and has travelled all over the world to fight to put Pakistan on the map in judo but he’s never fought at the Paris Grand Slam. He debutes in his weight category U100kg. Read more