Grand Slam Düsseldorf - Event

Grand Slam Düsseldorf

  • Date: 21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
  • Place: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Anna-Maria Wagner

4 Apr 2020 23:30

Anna-Maria Wagner is the chosen one to represent Germany at the Tokyo Olympic Games. In a direct match she defeated her opponent Luise Malzahn at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf, a great relief. Still she had to take a medal and she did, that was the moment she realized that she qualified for Tokyo, but it all went a different way and Wagner got stuck like many other. JudoCrazy’s Oon Yeoh asked her about her Covid-19 experiences. Read more


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


Timo Cavelius: No space for homophobia in sport

3 Mar 2020 13:55

German judoka Timo Cavelius is one of the first athletes who came out for being gay. In a conservative sport as judo this is a breakthrough for many male judoka. Whereas for women being gay is fully accepted since the seventies and eighties, for men one is still homophobia. Cavelius wants to change that attitude and opens up. Read more


Ashley McKenzie: Tokyo shall be the career crown

2 Mar 2020 00:05

Ashley McKenzie’s career is up and down but still he is one of the best lightweights ever in the British judo history. McKenzie is a celebrity in the UK due to various TV programs where he appeared. The 30-year old former European U23 Champion is aiming to qualify for his third Olympic Games. Diana Suess spoke with the British frontrunner. Read more


Portuguese medal hope Patricia Sampaio sets new standards

27 Feb 2020 16:50

This week the judo elite was in Germany. First of all for the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf last weekend followed by the international training camp. Portuguese talent Patricia Sampaio is preparing for the Olympic Games in July in Tokyo. She is always improving and now trying to reach the final blocks at World level. Read more