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Christa Deguchi wins Canada’s first Paris Grand Slam gold

10 Feb 2018 20:00

Canadian Christa Deguchi came back to haunt her former charges as the former Junior World Championships silver medallist for Japan won in the colours of Canada today against world silver medallist and top seed Yoshida Tsukasa of Japan. Read more

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Abe Uta another 17 year who wins Paris in 2018

10 Feb 2018 19:25

Abe Uta of Japan won gold in her first international Grand Slam assignment as the Abe family are ready to dominate the sport with older brother Abe Hifumi already the world champion and a five-time Grand Slam winner at just 20 years of age. Read more

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Akil Gjakova Kosovo’s first male judo miracle

10 Feb 2018 19:10

Youngster Akil Gjakova of Kosovo made history for his country for the second successive event to maintain his imperious start to 2018. Gjakova, 22, whose older sister Nora Gjakova lost out in the second round of the U57kg category in Paris, became the first male judoka from Kosovo to win a Grand Prix medal in January, but that was just the warm-up. Read more

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Daria Bilodid wins Paris on her Grand Slam debut

10 Feb 2018 19:00

The Paris Grand Slam 2018, one of France’s blue ribbon sporting events, marked a new chapter for the sport as a new generation of champions emerged at the theatre of judo which is the AccorHotels Arena on Saturday. Read more

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Korean An Baul wins second Grand Slam title

10 Feb 2018 18:30

Olympic silver medallist An Baul of Korea followed up on his bronze medal from December’s Tokyo Grand Slam by topping the podium at the first Grand Slam of 2018. Former world champion An, 23, squared off against Tokyo Grand Slam silver medallist Maruyama Joshiro (JPN) in the U66kg final with the Asian rivals tied in their head-to-head series 1:1 before today. Read more

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Toru Shishime repeats 2016 victory in Paris

10 Feb 2018 18:05

Japanese judoka Shishime Toru won the Paris Grand Slam for the second time in his career after conquering World Judo Masters bronze medallist Sharafuddin Lutfillaev (UZB) in the first men’s final of the 2018 instalment of this renowned competition. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek the face of IPPON GEAR

10 Feb 2018 16:05

Lukas Krpálek has already experienced some highlights in Paris, but this 2018 edition can become special for the Czech Olympic Champion. Never he won a medal in Paris as a heavyweight, but this time Krpálek is among the major favourites for the Grand Slam title. Probably he will first have to take revenge on Yusei Ogawa in Krpalek’s first contest in Paris. Read more

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