Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 8 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Peter Paltchik edges out personal hero Varlam Liparteliani

10 Feb 2020 19:50

World number six Peter Paltchik of Israel narrowly defeated Olympic silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) in a closely contested U100kg final. The Georgian star, who had his family in the crowd waving their country’s unmistakable flag, came up just short in his quest to win the Paris major for a fourth time as he was penalised for diving after being unsuccessful with an uchi-mata attack to hand the title to Israel’s Paltchik. Read more

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Matthias Casse writes history for Belgium

10 Feb 2020 03:10

World Masters winner Matthias Casse ruled the -81kg category in Paris with a tactically astute showing against Tashkent Grand Prix winner Sharofiddin Boltaboev (UZB) in the final. The high-quality Belgian judoka had enough nous and power to contain the Uzbek who was penalised for the third and final time after one minute of golden score to receive hansoku-make. Read more

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Henk Grol stuns to second Paris gold with 9 year gap

9 Feb 2020 22:50

World number seven Henk Grol of the Netherlands ripped up the script and forced the rows of journalists to rewrite their fleeting headlines after beating World Judo Masters bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win heavyweight gold. It was in 2011 that Henk Grol captured the Paris gold but then in his class U100kg. Aged 34 he seems to be on course for a place in Tokyo. Read more

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First Grand Slam triumph for Romane Dicko

9 Feb 2020 19:50

The French crowd witnessed the emergence of a new star as Tel Aviv Grand Prix winner Romane Dicko dominated world number eight Maryna Slutskaya of Belarus to provide the hosts with women’s heavyweight gold. Read more

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Nikoloz Sherazadishvili seals fourth Grand Slam victory

9 Feb 2020 19:25

Former world champion from Spain Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) won his first Paris Grand Slam title as he surged past former world bronze medallist Nagasawa Kenta (JPN). World number one Sherazadishvili launched Nagasawa with a gigantic o-goshi as the Japanese judoka must have felt like he was in the air for a lifetime before being sent over for ippon. Read more