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The Hague Grand Prix poster boy De Wit wins his second Grand Slam of 2017

27 Oct 2017 19:10

Dutchman Frank De Wit became the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam gold medallist with a display of grit and guile as he conquered a star-powered weight category. The 21-year-old Paris Grand Slam winner, who is one of the promotional faces for his country’s upcoming Grand Prix next month, prepared for his first home IJF event in best way possible by winning gold and making sure that he will be one of the top seeds in The Hague. Read more

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Sweden’s Anna Bernholm wins maiden Grand Slam title

27 Oct 2017 18:50

Swedish judoka Anna Bernholm broke new ground on Friday when she claimed her first IJF Grand Slam gold medal. The Swedish Zagreb Grand Prix bronze medallist moved up from U63kg to U70kg last year and the move was largely questioned by judo aficionados who thought that she was better suited to the lighter weight. Read more

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Mongolian maestro Ganbaatar follows Worlds medal with Abu Dhabi gold

27 Oct 2017 18:50

World bronze medallist Ganbaatar Odbayar of Mongolia has now won four medals from his last four events and is arguably the form judoka in the weight category. Ganbaatar won Grand Slam gold for the first time in May before claiming his first Worlds Championships medal in August and has now returned to the top of a Grand Slam podium. Read more

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Italy’s Gwend rediscovers the winning touch for the first time in two years

27 Oct 2017 18:05

Italian Edwige Gwend breathed new life in her career by winning Grand Slam gold for the first time. The 27-year-old Italian, who is ranked 16th in the world, last won IJF gold in 2015 at the Tashkent Grand Prix but managed to end her two-year wait to top the podium by beating the leading contenders in Abu Dhabi. Read more

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Slovenian World Championships runner-up Mihael Zgank switches to Turkey

26 Oct 2017 20:25

World silver medallist Mihael Žgank of Slovenia received an offer he cannot refuse and by this he will secure his career as from now on in the judo world as he will fight for Turkey in the future. "I may bring with me some additional knowledge that I will obtain abroad. If everything goes as it should, I could start collecting points for the strength scale in a few months, which is a prerequisite for qualifying for the Olympic Games in the national team of Turkey" Žgank said for RTV Slovenia. Read more

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Tal Ficker finishes with a flurry to close in on world number one spot

26 Oct 2017 19:45

Israelian Tal Flicker saved his best performance for his fourth and final contest at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi as he dismissed European bronze medallist Nijat Shikhalizada of Azerbaijan in a battle of U66kg livewires. The final final, perhaps even contest of all at the first day. Read more

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World champion Dorjsuren beats Olympic champion in Rio 2016 final rematch

26 Oct 2017 19:05

Mongolian World champion Dorjsuren Sumiya delivered Grand Slam Gold in Abu Dhabi after she defeated Rio 2016 Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil in a rematch and reverse of the Olympic final to underline her superiority and control of the category. For Dorjsuren a confirmation she should have won the Olympic final. Although Silva started attacking from the first second of the contest. Read more

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