Grand Slam Budapest - Event

Grand Slam Budapest

  • Date: 23 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: Grand Slam
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World Champion Lukas Krpalek tested positive for Covid-19

21 Oct 2020 14:30

World and Olympic Champion Lukas Krpalek tested positive for Covid-19. The Czech judo star was one of the favourites for the +100kg title at the comeback of judo in the occasion of the Grand Slam in Budapest this weekend. Before his departure he was tested according to the protocols and couldn’t travel to Budapest. Read more

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Richárd Sipőcz is eager to take a medal in Budapest

19 Oct 2020 10:35

Richárd Sipőcz stepped on the tatami last year as a two-time European youth champion at the Budapest Grand Prix , but he was already very successful, surprising everyone at the age of 18 by finally flying to the third step of the podium. Not only did he get to the podium, but jumped from 216th to 36th place. He won a bronze medal at the Junior World Championships and a gold medal at the U23 European Championships and finishing fifth at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf. Read more

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The bubble of the IJF is safe: "all scenarios prepared"

19 Oct 2020 09:15

The IJF has established strict measures for organising the Grand Slam in Budapest and communicates it will be a safe event. Starting with the medical tests prior to the tournament, that everyone must have. Both athletes and staff members will live in a bubble, created to avoid any type of contagion. Read more

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Baruch Shmailov tested positive for Corona

17 Oct 2020 19:30

One week for the Grand Slam in Budapest Baruch Shmailov tested positive for Corona. The Budapest Grand Slam is the comeback of the IJF World Tour. Eventually Shmailov passed the test, like the rest of the selected athletes, as part of the requirements of the International Judo Federation and while the other athletes came out negative, Shmailov, who feels good and without symptoms, as mentioned came out positive. His two training partners went into isolation. Read more

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Over 500 judoka registered for Grand Slam in COVID hotspot

15 Oct 2020 11:05

With just a week to go for the comeback of international judo in the IJF World Tour, more than 500 athletes are registered for the first Grand Slam in Hungary. The coronavirus makes a comeback as well in Europe and Budapest is one of the most contaminated cities. We all want Judo back but there are mixed feelings despite the enthusiastic draft roster of top players from around the world. Read more