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Career-best outing for Frenchman Kilian Le Blouch

15 Mar 2019 16:05

Kilian Le Blouch of France topped an IJF Grand Slam medal podium for the first time at the expense of world number 130 Isa Isaev (RUS) who was unable to win gold for the hosts at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg. Read more

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Communication with coach is key for Canadian Priscilla Gagne

15 Mar 2019 15:15

Priscilla Gagne is on the up after winning her first World Championships medal in 2018 and is now aiming for Paralympic gold at Tokyo 2020. The Canadian judoka claimed bronze in Odivelas, Portugal, last November in the women’s up to 52kg. That followed on from her Americas title at the start of the year. Read more

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Gili Cohen needed a win and captured it in Ekaterinburg

15 Mar 2019 15:10

Israelian judoka Gili Cohen won her second Grand Slam gold medal by defeating Marrakech Grand Prix silver medallist Ana Perez Box of Spain in the U52kg final. Former Baku Grand Slam winner and Tel Aviv Grand Prix silver medallist Cohen floored her Spanish opponent, who was appearing in a Grand Slam final for the first time, with a ko-uchi-gari which was one of the best ippons on day one. Read more

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Unseeded Lkhagvajamts Unubold upstages Japanese favourite

15 Mar 2019 14:35

Former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Lkhagvajamts Unubold of Mongolia won IJF World Judo Tour gold at his third attempt as the young Mongolian beat Osaka Grand Slam bronze medallist Oshima Yuma (JPN) in the U60kg final. Read more

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First round clash: Tato Grigalashvili (GEO) vs Nagase Takanori (JPN) U81kg

15 Mar 2019 13:30

One of the most interesting first round clashes at the Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg will be between Tato Grigalashvili (GEO) v former world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Nagase Takanori (JPN) in the U81kg class at the second day in Russia. Read more

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Olympic champion Paula Pareto goes unbeaten in Ekaterinburg

14 Mar 2019 14:10

Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist and Rio 2016 Olympic champion Paula Pareto (ARG) defeated Marrakech Grand Prix winner Julia Figueroa (ESP) in golden score to win her second Grand Slam title. The Argentine veteran marginally outworked her Spanish opponent who received her third shido in added time to hand the gold medal to Pareto. Read more

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Appealing contests for women at Grand Slam Ekaterinburg

14 Mar 2019 11:00

The Grand Slam of Ekaterinburg booked a record number of participants. With 358 athletes of 47 nations saw by far more athletes this year compared to 2018 and 2017. Only the Grand Slams in Moscow attracted more judoka in 2010 (488) and 2011 (458). We will have a look at the women in Russia after the draw. The women U70kg counts 33 athletes, that happened only 5 times more in the IJF Tour. Read more

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