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Unfancied Russian Antonina Shmeleva grinds out first IJF title

18 Nov 2018 21:35

Russian Antonina Shmeleva won her maiden IJF title to send her country top of the medal table in The Hague. Hohhot Grand Prix bronze medallist Sama Hawa Camara (FRA) came undone on the ground as the Russian secured a kesa-gatame hold and remained there for 20 seconds and U78kg gold. Read more

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Maryna Slutskaya grabs gold for Belarus

18 Nov 2018 21:30

Belarussian heavyweight Maryna Slutskaya bested African Championships bronze medallist Hortence Vanessa Mballa Atangana (CMR) in the women’s heavyweight final. Mballa Atangana starred in the preliminary rounds but the final was beyond her as the African contender was penalised three times and was disqualified. Read more

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Brilliant Bulgarian Ivaylo Ivanov spoils Dutch dreams

17 Nov 2018 21:40

Ivaylo Ivanov of Bulgaria reinvigorated his career with gold on Saturday as he left home hero and two-time Grand Slam winner Frank De Wit (NED) in tears. Ivanov returned to an IJF medal podium for the first time in 18 months with a come-from-behind win over world number two De Wit who was overzealous and perhaps overawed by the occasion as he fought in a Grand Prix final for the first time in front of his home fans. Read more

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Sally Conway completes Grand Prix hat-trick with silver for the hosts

17 Nov 2018 21:30

British judo star Sally Conway won her third Grand Prix gold medal after Hohhot Grand Prix winner and home favourite Sanne Van Dijke (NED) could not participate in the U70kg final after picking up an elbow injury earlier in the semi final. Olympic bronze medallist Conway will now break back into the world’s top 10 and move closer to the Dutch judoka who started the day ranked fifth in the world. Read more

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Musa Mogushkov sweeps away the opposition for Russian gold

17 Nov 2018 21:15

Russian judoka Musa Mogushkov beat Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Akil Gjakova of Kosovo for the first time to win his third Grand Prix title. Gjakova beat Mogushkov in the semi-finals at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam two weeks ago but the latter avenged that result in today’s U73kg final after three and a half minutes of golden score. Read more

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Experienced Junxia Yang takes gold in The Hague

17 Nov 2018 21:05

Chinese judoka Yang Junxia handed her country their first gold medal in The Hague after the hosts of the upcoming World Judo Masters had earned two silver medals on day one. British veteran Alice Schlesinger was unable to resist the turnover into osaekomi that Yang had used in all four of her previous contests as the world number 61 won her third Grand Prix title and her first outside of Asia. Read more

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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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