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First round clash: Tato Grigalashvili (GEO) vs Nagase Takanori (JPN) U81kg

15 Mar 2019 13:30

One of the most interesting first round clashes at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg will be between Tato Grigalashvili (GEO) v former world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Nagase Takanori (JPN) in the U81kg class at the second day in Russia. Read more

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Olympic champion Paula Pareto goes unbeaten in Ekaterinburg

14 Mar 2019 14:10

Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist and Rio 2016 Olympic champion Paula Pareto (ARG) defeated Marrakech Grand Prix winner Julia Figueroa (ESP) in golden score to win her second Grand Slam title. The Argentine veteran marginally outworked her Spanish opponent who received her third shido in added time to hand the gold medal to Pareto. Read more

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Appealing contests for women at Grand Slam Ekaterinburg

14 Mar 2019 11:00

The Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg booked a record number of participants. With 358 athletes of 47 nations saw by far more athletes this year compared to 2018 and 2017. Only the Grand Slams in Moscow attracted more judoka in 2010 (488) and 2011 (458). We will have a look at the women in Russia after the draw. The women U70kg counts 33 athletes, that happened only 5 times more in the IJF Tour. Read more

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Country battles expected in Ekaterinburg

14 Mar 2019 10:15

The battle for qualification for the Olympic Games goes on. In 500 days the Judo Tournament will celebrate the kick-off with the lightweight categories. A lot is still about to happen but at the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg new stories will be made. Especially the battles within each country with two or even more candidates is interesting. Read more

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Teddy Riner's long absence, but still very popular

13 Mar 2019 12:55

To understand Teddy Riner's absence from International competition, we spoke to Anthony Diao, a journalist and a black belt judoka who writes for the French magazine L’Esprit du judo, and for the blog of Judo Canada. Read more

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Japan marks 500 days until 2020 Tokyo Olympics

12 Mar 2019 10:40

Japan marked 500 days to go until next year’s Tokyo Olympics formally begin as the local organising committee unveiled a set of pictograms representing the different sports and competitions to be contested at the 2020 Summer Games. Read more

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Ana Viktorija Puljiz keeps Croatian cadets in golden mood

11 Mar 2019 16:30

Eleven winning nations at the European Cup for Cadets in Zagreb last weekend. The most popular gold was for Ana Viktorija Puljiz of host nation Croatia when she celebrated her victory U48kg. The event though was overshadowed by an incident on Sunday where two judoka had a shocking low level fight. Nonetheless in the final block, the smoke was gone, the focus was back, time for the medal fights. Read more

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