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Mayra Aguiar records first IJF win since 2017

24 Feb 2019 22:30

Double Olympic bronze medallist and two-time world champion Mayra Aguiar (BRA) was back on the top of an IJF medal podium for the first time since 2017 as she denied Germany a gold medal on home soil. Zagreb Grand Prix bronze medallist Anna Maria Wagner (GER) led the way for her country on the last day. Read more

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Kentaro Iida overshadows world champion Cho

24 Feb 2019 20:05

World Judo Masters bronze medallist Iida Kentaro of Japan swept away the opposition in Düsseldorf as he secured his second Grand Slam title. The young Japanese star took the final to world champion Cho Guham (KOR) and caught the owner of the red backpatch with a de-ashi-barai that had the crowd purring in satisfaction. Cho relentlessly attempted his low seoi-nage to no avail. Read more

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This time Hisayoshi Harasawa takes the gold in Düsseldorf

24 Feb 2019 19:55

Japanese heavyweight Harasawa Hisayoshi won his fifth Grand Slam title as he convincingly defeated the highly-touted Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Inal Tasoev of Russia. Olympic silver medallist Harasawa banished his memories from the 2018 edition of Germany’s Grand Slam when he was disqualified along with this teammate Ojitani Takeshi in the final. Read more

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Azeri ace Mehdiyev stops Japanese Murao

24 Feb 2019 19:50

Azeri Mammadali Mehdiyev defeated 18-year-old Osaka Grand Slam bronze medallist Murao Sanshiro (JPN) to strike Grand Slam gold for the first time in his career. The world number seven denied high school student Murao a first IJF World Judo Tour title after the Japanese caught the eye in the preliminary rounds. Read more

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Legendary heavyweight Idalys Ortiz rules for Cuba

24 Feb 2019 19:25

Cuba’s all-time great Idalys Ortiz (CUB) defeated double world champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) in a close final in the women’s +78kg category. Ortiz, who is closing in on a medal tilt at her fourth consecutive Olympics, outworked her Japanese rival who was penalised for passivity in the closing seconds to hand Grand Slam gold to the three-time Olympic medallist and two-time world champion. Read more

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Australia’s new contender Kayhan Ozcicek-Takagi aims for historic title

24 Feb 2019 01:05

Former All Japan Championships winner and long-time Japan international Kayhan Ozcicek-Takagi (AUS) started his year with a historic medal for Australia at the season-opening Tel Aviv Grand Prix. Australia-born Ozcicek-Takagi, 28, a former Kodokan Cup and Asian Championships gold medallist. Read more

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Miku Tashiro proves her worth for Japan U63kg

23 Feb 2019 22:00

Tashiro Miku of Japan defeated former Tashkent Grand Prix winner Daria Davydova (RUS) to win her second Grand Slam gold medal. Read more

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