Grand Slam Budapest - Event

Grand Slam Budapest

  • Date: 23 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Hungarian medal chances in Budapest at day 3

25 Oct 2020 10:50

At day three of the Grand Slam in Budapest, some of the top players for the Hungarian home team will be attending. Kristzian Toth, Miklos Cirjenics and Richard Sipocz are some of those top names in the men’s team for the organising country. So far eight nations have won a gold medal, Russia still leads by two gold medals in the men’s lightweight categories. Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy describes the potential medallists and those who should have been in Budapest. Read more

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Vedat Albayrak third Grand Slam winner ever for Turkey

25 Oct 2020 00:35

The category U81kg in Budapest was interesting with a good field of some of the top players, but lacking the top three in the world. With the presence of the world number 4, Vedat Albayrak of Turkey, the world and Olympic medalist Antoine Valois-Fortier (CAN), the reigning Olympic Champion Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS) and the 2018 World Champion Saeid Mollaei (MGL), the U81kg group was particularly generous to its spectators on the occasion of this grand slam. Read more

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Rustam Orujov Europe’s best man

25 Oct 2020 00:30

Rustam Orujov (AZE) does not need to be introduced. Twice a silver medalist at the World Championships, silver medalist at the last Olympic Games and winner of the World Judo Masters, he is currently second in the world ranking list and here in Hungary he was seeded number one. The Azeri did not disappoint as he blasted his way to the final where he found the Swiss fighter Nils Stump, whose track record is far from that of his opposition. Read more

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Barbara Matic back at the top

25 Oct 2020 00:25

Barbara Matic fought herself back into the world top with her gold medal at the Grand Slam in Budapest. The Croatian hope and frontrunner was away for 2.5 years from the podium in the IJF World Tour. This month’s silver in Dubrovnik was not a grade. Although she performs well at European Championships most of the times, this gold medal in Budapest was unexpected. It was more than four years ago since she won a World Tour event and almost five years a gold medal outside her country Croatia. Read more

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Tina Trstenjak top performer U63kg

25 Oct 2020 00:20

After day two of the Grand Slam in Budapest Russia remains at the top with the two gold medals of the first day, followed by seven countries which now have at least one gold medal. No big surprises on Saturday with three favourites who won the gold medals. Barbara Matic was quite a surprise winning gold U70g, but the finals started at U63kg the Olympic champion Tina Trstenjak (SLO) who was the main favourite. Read more