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Ketleyn Quadros enjoys a home Grand Slam

7 Oct 2019 08:25

Ketleyn Quadros vs Edwige Gwend is one of the interesting contests on day two of the Grand Slam in Brasilia. Two experienced fighters trying to make their mark in Brazil. Brazilian team mainstay Ketleyn Quadros, is leading the race in U63kg for her country 11 years after she medalled at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Read more

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Nekoda Smithe-Davis secures gold with emphatic victory

7 Oct 2019 04:30

Two-time world medallist Nekoda Smythe-Davis of Great Britain stormed past Grand Slam debutant Ketelyn Nascimento (BRA) in the U57kg final to win Grand Slam gold for the second time in her flourishing career. Londoner Smythe-Davis, who won the Düsseldorf Grand Slam last year, got stronger as the contest went on and pulled away from her new opponent in golden score with a thunderous o-soto-gari for ippon after two minutes of additional time. Read more

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Brazilian Daniel Cargnin pips Junior World Champ Manuel Lombardo

7 Oct 2019 04:05

World number seven Daniel Cargnin (BRA) grasped his home Grand Slam opportunity with both hands as he recorded his first IJF World Judo Tour victory and, in dream fashion, achieved it on home soil. Cargnin, 21, conquered fellow young gun and Tokyo 2020 contender Manuel Lombardo (ITA) who won the Tel Aviv Grand Prix in January. Read more

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Odette Giuffrida strikes gold on return

7 Oct 2019 03:10

Italian Olympic silver medallist Odette Giuffrida marked her return to Brazil by claiming top spot on the podium at the first Brasilia Grand Slam. The Italian submitted Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Larissa Pimenta (BRA) with shime-waza at the halfway point of the final to register her country’s first medal in Brasilia. Read more

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Surprising Allan Kuwabara stars for Brazil

7 Oct 2019 02:35

Grand Slam rookie and world number 202 Allan Kuwabara of Brazil sensationally claimed his first Grand Slam title at his first attempt as he convincingly beat Brazilian number one and Pan American Championships silver medallist Eric Takabatake (BRA). Read more

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Portuguese Catarina Costa wins gold in Brasilia

7 Oct 2019 02:05

Portuguese lightweight Catarina Costa was crowned the first Brasilia Grand Slam gold medallist after denying world number 26 Gabriela Chibana (BRA) a fairytale start for the hosts. Read more

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Beslan Mudranov doesn't impress yet U66kg

6 Oct 2019 21:25

Russian 2016 Olympic champion U60kg Beslan Mudranov came in action at the Grand Slam in Brasilia on Sunday. Two-time European silver medallist Matteo Medves (ITA) was his opponent in the first round. Mudranov (RUS) who has won five Grand Prix events, four Grand Slam medals and a world silver survived this first round against 25-year old Medves. Read more