Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 8 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Is Deguchi the Olympic champion in waiting?

1 Feb 2020 07:30

World champion, world number one and defending Paris Grand Slam champion Christa Deguchi (CAN) is quite simply the judoka to beat in the U57kg category. Deguchi, 24, recorded one of the greatest season’s in IJF World Judo Tour history in 2019 as she won Grand Slams in Paris and Ekaterinburg, a Grand Prix in Montreal, the Pan American Championships and the World Championships. Read more

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Former Paris winner Leandro Guilheiro back in the Arena

30 Jan 2020 14:05

With an all-star cast and gigantic entry of over 700 judoka and well over 100 countries engaging in the Paris Grand Slam in this Olympic year it’s easy to get lost amongst the abundance of champions in red and gold backpatches. There are far more celebrated judoka and indeed legends of the sport set to take part amongst the current generation of champions. Leandro Guilheiro, 36, is one such figure. Read more

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Ryuju Nagayama smells his chance in Paris

30 Jan 2020 07:55

Nagayama afforded the chance to strike first in 2020 as Takato awaits Dusseldorf chance. World number one Nagayama Ryuju (JPN) gets a headstart on his teammate Takato Naohisa and rival for Japan’s U60th berth in Tokyo, as he, and he alone, has received the call-up for Paris. Read more

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Clashes in Paris U73kg, who will shine?

29 Jan 2020 15:50

Basile, Ebinuma, Hashimoto and Orujov, but who will light up Paris for the Grand Slam in this tough weight category U73kg. Olympic champion and self-appointed ‘King of The Tatami’ Fabio Basile (ITA) put on a masterclass in Tel Aviv to open his season in stunning fashion. Read more

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Paris Grand Slam ready to set new records

29 Jan 2020 15:40

At the time of publication there are 793 judoka registered to compete from 122 nations and there is talk of a sell out crowd in Paris. In 2019 Paris witnessed 570 judoka and 97 countries compete in search of glory which was up from 403 and 71 respectively in 2018. Read more