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Maret and Iddir eyecatchers U100kg for French home crowd
9 Feb 2019 10:30
In the category U100kg France will look to the experienced duo of Olympic bronze medallist Cyrille Maret and Tel Aviv Grand Prix winner Alexandre Iddir for inspiration.
Olympic and world silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) is coming off Masters glory in December and will be tipped to complete his Paris Grand Slam hat-trick. Georgia’s key man is a six-time Paris Grand Slam medallist and has left the Bercy as the winner on two occasions (2013 and 2015).
World champion Cho Guham (KOR) was an early casualty at the Masters at the hands of Iida Kentaro (JPN) and has the opportunity to show the immense Paris crowd his quality as he bids to live up to his red backpatch.
Defending champion Michael Korrel (NED) and former world champion and Osaka Grand Slam winner Wolf Aaron (JPN) are potential winners.
Winners Grand Slam Paris U100kg
2009 Takamasa Anai (JPN)
2010 Elco van der Geest (BEL)
2011 Henk Grol (NED)
2012 Tuvshinbayar Naidan (MGL)
2013 Lukas Krpálek (CZE)
2014 Cyrille Maret (FRA)
2015 Cyrille Maret (FRA)
2016 Cyrille Maret (FRA)
2017 Kentaro Iida (JPN)
2018 Michael Korrel (NED)
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