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Grand Prix Hungary stages Olympians in preparation for Baku

9 Aug 2018 20:10

Hungary’s capital city of Budapest hosts the third IJF qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this weekend as 578 judoka from 86 nations will compete at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena. Read more

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New juniors pick up confidence for Worlds in Bahamas

30 Jul 2018 01:05

As so many times the Juniors of Russia proved to be the top nation. At the Junior European Cup in Berlin the Russian team took three gold medals, one more than host nation Germany, that was a bit unlucky with five lost finals. Also Kazakhstan, Brazil and Georgia claimed three titles. Read more

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Worlds-bound Guram Tushishvili topples the heavyweight field

29 Jul 2018 21:45

Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Guram Tushishvili of Georgia won his second Grand Prix gold medal this year with a mesmerising display as he won four of his five contests by ippon to add to his growing reputation and hopes of capturing his first world title in September. Read more

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Russian Niaz Ilyasov wins first Grand Prix title

29 Jul 2018 21:40

Russian judoka Niyaz Ilyasov registered his country in the gold medal column for the only time in Zagreb as he bested three-time Grand Slam silver medallist Kyle Reyes (CAN) in the U100kg final. Read more

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Avtandili Tchrikishvili finally makes his golden return U90kg

29 Jul 2018 21:30

Former U81kg world champion Avtandili Tchrikishvili of Georgia finally made his presence felt in the U90kg category as he won all six of his contests to win his first medal since 2016. Tchrikishvili faced former world champion Asley Gonzalez (CUB) in the U90kg final and the classy Cuban, who himself has been fighting within himself on the IJF World Judo Tour in recent years. Read more

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Lightweight Ana Velensek wins sixth Grand Prix title

29 Jul 2018 21:25

Olympic bronze medallist Anamari Velensek of Slovenia won the +78kg heavyweight gold medal in Zagreb as the lightest judoka in the category proved to be the best judoka on this day. Openweight World Championships bronze medallist Nihel Cheikh Rouhou (TUN) was drawn into unfamiliar territory on the ground by the agile Slovenian who locked on a juji-gatame for ippon. Read more

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Madeleine Malonga takes third Grand Prix gold

29 Jul 2018 21:15

French flyer Malonga wins third Grand Prix gold medal European champion Madeleine Malonga ruled in Zagreb as she beat Düsseldorf Grand Slam bronze medallist Klara Apotekar (SLO) for the third time in as many meetings for U78kg gold. Read more

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