Majlinda Kelmendi Judoka

Majlinda Kelmendi

Majlinda Kelmendi

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:9 May 1991 (29 years)
  • Popularity
2016 Olympic judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi is the best ambassador of Kosovo. She is judo world champion in 2013 and 2014. She took bronze at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo. She is 2014, 2016. 2017 and 2019 European Champion. In 2017 she won the Grand Slam in Paris for the fourth time. (2013-2017). Kelmendi is coached by Driton Kuka. Flagbearer for Kosovo at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Kelmendi opened 2019 with a victory at the GP in Tel Aviv and Grand Slam Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi.
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The next step: Self isolation by the Kosovan team

17 Mar 2020 12:05

The Kosovo Olympic Judo Team is Quarantined, Isolated in a Training Room. The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics. Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina. 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

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Record holder Majlinda Kelmendi chases 11th Grand Prix title

21 Jan 2020 12:05

Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) holds the record of Grand Prix gold medals which stands at 10. The world number four won the first edition of Tel Aviv Grand Prix last year and could prove to be unstoppable once again. Kosovo’s leading star has gradually been stepping up her volume of competitions and her intensity as she plots to her way to fighting to retain her Olympic crown this summer. Read more

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The Dream matches of the year

24 Dec 2019 19:05

Joshiro Maruyama won the Worlds at his first attempt and in doing so secured a monumental win over defending world champion Abe Hifumi at the semi-final stage. It turned out to be one of the best fights of the year. Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi wins rematch against Giuffrida

24 Oct 2019 19:05

Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo extracted a degree of revenge for losing the 2018 Abu Dhabi final against Olympic silver medallist Odette Giuffrida (ITA) by beating her long-time rival to win the 2019 edition. Kelmendi extended her one-sided winning record over Giuffrida to 7-2 by countering a desperate harai-makikomi effort after five minutes of golden score. Read more

Result City Date
3Odivelas2019
1Abu Dhabi2019
3Tokyo2019
5Budapest2019
1Minsk2019

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