Majlinda Kelmendi Judoka

Majlinda Kelmendi

Majlinda Kelmendi

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:9 May 1991 (28 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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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

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Abu Dhabi attracts Olympic champions

23 Oct 2019 09:45

Gold backpatches will be everywhere in Abu Dhabi this week at the Grand Slam. Rio 2016 Olympic champions are now just months away from defending their crowns in Japan and are stepping up their bids to defend their titles by entering the toughest competitions on the circuit. Read more

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Uta Abe keeps red back patch in the family

26 Aug 2019 16:10

At Uta Abe prolonged her world title and Japan took two gold medals at the second day of the World Championships in the Budokan. Abe was simply unstoppable for the opposition from Kosovo and Russia. Read more

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What happened so far at Day 2: Favourites progress

26 Aug 2019 10:35

At the second day of the Judo World Championships in Tokyo the favourites have progress to the final phase. Especially in the women’s tournament all big names were able to stand the pressure. French world number one Amandine Buchard will now face Rio bronze medallist Natalia Kuziutina of Russia in the first semi-final, followed by a super clash between Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo and Uta Abe. Read more

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Tokyo Preview women U52kg: Super clash between Abe and Kelmendi

26 Aug 2019 00:05

The biggest clash at the World Championships we look out for U52kg is between current World Champion from Japan Uta Abe and double World Champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo. Both can meet in the final in Tokyo. Also 2017 World Champion Ai Shishime is in the field at seed No. 3. Read more

Result City Date
1Abu Dhabi24 Oct
3Tokyo26 Aug
5Budapest12 Jul
1Minsk22 Jun
1Düsseldorf22 Feb

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