Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 8 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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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

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Teddy Riner 152-fights unbeaten and back in Paris

7 Feb 2020 08:05

All the signs are encouraging that double Olympic champion and 10-time world champion Teddy Riner, 30, will indeed compete in Paris for the first time since 2013 and open his 2020 season on home soil. He is 152-fights unbeaten and back in Paris at the biggest tournament in the IJF World Tour. Read more

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Daria Bilodid starts her ultimate year in Paris

6 Feb 2020 07:55

Double world champion Daria Bilodid, 19, is mere months away from her first Olympic Games and her first opportunity to capture the sport’s greatest prize. Not many athletes have found the key to defeat the teenager. The Japanese suffer from a 0-8 against Bilodid. The super Ukrainian talent is tipped to meet new opposition in the form of Paris debutant Koga Wakana. Read more

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Kelmendi vs Giuffrida: Rivalry at its best

5 Feb 2020 08:10

Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo and Olympic silver medallist Odette Giuffrida of Italy know each other better than any other two judoka in the sport. The Kosovo and Italian stars have squared off against each other in an Olympic final and Grand Prix and Grand Slam gold medal contests as they have racked up 10 meetings between 2013 and 2019. Read more