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Four-star Vazha Margvelashvili remains unstoppable for Georgia

16 Nov 2018 23:05

Georgian Vazha Margvelashvili clinched his fourth Grand Prix title with a hard-fought win over Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Baruch Shmailov (ISR). The world number two defeated the world number five by a waza-ari score from a uchi-mata-sukashi as the Georgian was unbeatable in The Hague just as he was in Abu Dhabi a fortnight ago. Read more

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Judo maestro Amartusvhin Dashdavaa delivers for Mongolia

16 Nov 2018 23:00

Tokyo Grand Slam silver medallist Dashdavaa Amartuvshin (MGL) won his sixth Grand Prix title in the first men’s final in The Hague. The former world silver medallist won his seventeenth Grand Prix medal which puts him joint third on the all-time list with Natalie Powell (GBR). Read more

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Japanese newcomer Terumi Otsuji surprises with Grand Prix gold

16 Nov 2018 22:55

IJF World Judo Tour debutant Otsuji Terumi of Japan starred for Japan with a win over 2016 Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Lu Tongjuan (CHN) in the U57kg final. World number 54 Lu produced a career-best result while Otsuji was the last woman standing in her first IJF outing. Read more

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Charline Van Snick wins eighth Grand Prix gold

16 Nov 2018 22:50

Belgian Charline Van Snick won her eighth Grand Prix gold medal with a clinical performance against former Zagreb Grand Prix winner Eleudis Valentim (BRA). The Belgian pounced on an opportunity to employ her well-drilled shime-waza and defeated Valentim by submission from a koshi-jime strangle. Read more

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Maryna Cherniak simply takes over winstreak for the Ukraine

16 Nov 2018 22:40

Maryna Cherniak of the Ukraine won her second Grand Prix title with victory over World Championships participant Xiong Yao (CHN) in the U48kg final. Xiong, who finished fifth at the Asian Games and seventh at the Tokyo Grand Slam last year, opened the scoring by rolling over her Ukrainian opponent who had failed with a uchi-mata attempt for a waza-ari score. Read more

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Big clashes in the Hague with 242 men lined-up

15 Nov 2018 15:55

A total of 242 men will be fighting for 7 gold medals at the Grand Prix of The Hague. With World Champions Saeid Mollaei (IRI) and Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) in the field and some of last year’s winners, the Grand Prix of Holland moves one and almost doubled the participants. Read more

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170 women in The Hague for Grand Prix gold

15 Nov 2018 14:50

The draw at the Grand Prix of The Hague delivered some fine first round matches. With two world champions in the field and 412 participants coming from 62 nations the second edition of the Grand Prix in Holland almost doubled it participants field compared to last year. 242 Men and 170 Women will battle for the medals and valuable points for the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

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