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Gela Zaalishvili celebrates second Grand Slam victory

20 Feb 2021 20:05

Top favourites in the heaviest category were defeated in an early stage, it was the beginning of a surprising heavyweight show at the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv. Lukas Krpalek (CZE) and Guram Tushishvili (GEO) were eliminated early, much too early if they plan to dethrone Teddy Riner (FRA), undisputed king of the category. Read more


French judo pearl Romane Dicko impresses again with gold

20 Feb 2021 19:35

If there is a team that everyone envies, it is France, in its women's categories. It has three current world champions and, in the heavyweight category, it has found a rare pearl in the form of Romane Dicko (FRA). She is a fashionable girl, 21 years old and a marvel of strength and technique. Read more


Anna-Maria Wagner makes a giant step with gold in Tel Aviv

20 Feb 2021 19:05

At the Judo Grand Slam in Tel Aviv France and Germany put the Franco-German friendship into brackets for a day. Each of the two semifinals presented a French and a German. The first to hit was Fanny Estelle Posvite (FRA). Read more


Georgian fight for Tokyo brings winners only

20 Feb 2021 18:35

Not former Spanish world champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili but youngster Lasha Bekauri from Georgia caught the gold medal at the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv. Bekauri is in an extreme battle with his compatriot Beka Gviniashvili. He didn’t fail either and caught a medal as well in this category U90kg. Read more


Margaux Pinot is on golden form again

19 Feb 2021 22:45

The U70kg category is one of those weight divisions in which some countries will have a difficult choice to make. At the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv both France and Netherlands reached the final block. Read more


Boltaboev takes gold Mollaei produces the magic

19 Feb 2021 21:10

It was without a doubt the most anticipated category of the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv and perhaps of the whole competition. How would Saeid Mollaei (MGL) and Sagi Muki (ISR) manage to cope with the incredible pressure on their shoulders? Would the two world champions, otherwise friends, meet for the first time in a final of the world circuit or simply meet at all in a competition? Read more


Alexandru Raicu surprises all expectations with gold medal

19 Feb 2021 20:45

Romanian Alexandru Raicu was the surprise guest of the category; the Romanian has not obtained any medals on the circuit previously, so gold today, after an explosive final with dynamic young Italian Giovanni Esposito (cadet world champion in 2015 and already a silver medalist in Tel Aviv last year), was an unexpected treat. Read more

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