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Preview Day 1: Grand Prix The Hague enjoys comeback of Olympic Champion Mudranov

16 Nov 2017 23:15

At the opening day of the Grand Prix in the Hague, the Dutch home crowd will be witnessing the return of Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov. The Russian lightweight hasn’t done any event since his victory in Rio. In The Hague the current number 41 of the World Ranking will start up his engines against young Dutchman Tibo Volleman. In The Hague Mudranov can win his tenth World Cup and sixth Grand Prix. However Spaniard Francisco Garrigos starts as the top seed in the men’s lightest weight category. Read more


Draw The Hague Grand Prix shows return of Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov

16 Nov 2017 17:00

The Netherlands is proud to host an Grand Prix for the first since 2011. The Hague Grand Prix is the last Grand Prix of the year. The organisers of the World Championships in 2009 will start in The Hague with a fine field of 231 athlete from 43 nations. Olympic Champion Beslan Mudranov of Russia is the most remarkable name in the field, he makes his comeback, the Olympics were his last event. Read more


The Netherlands cherishes lightweight Amber Gersjes

16 Nov 2017 15:15

In October Dutch lightweight Amber Gersjes became World Junior Champion. The 20-year old will compete at the Grand Prix of The Hague. In Zagreb she came for the gold, and got it. The focus that she can convert into success is her biggest progress. She won the World and European title for Juniors this year and Holland seems to have a new promising lightweight for the future. Read more


Frank de Wit wants to build out his leading position in The Hague

16 Nov 2017 12:15

Frank de Wit is the number one of the world U81kg and Holland’s poster boy for the Grand Prix in The Hague. On Thursday the draw will be conducted and among the 250 participants the Netherlands have a great bunch of participants. De Wit won the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi and is obviously one of the eye catchers. Read more


Nigara Shaheen: judo is stronger than geopolitics

14 Nov 2017 14:10

Afghan judoka Nigara Shaheen is one of the remarkable figures in women’s judo. Not because of her performances, but a female judoka from Afghanistan is quite exceptional. She competes at the highest levels in judo where obviously it’s quite a struggle, but not compared to the struggle she faced to start judo. Read more


Next stop in the IJF Tour: The Hague Grand Prix

13 Nov 2017 13:25

The IJF World Judo Tour will resume next weekend in the city of The Hague, Netherlands for a newly established Judo Grand Prix. The best athletes in the world will meet in the 14 weight divisions to collect points for the world ranking list. A few days ago a masterclass led by Rio Olympic bronze medallist Anicka van Emden was held in the city of The Hague. Read more


Welsh judoka Jamie MacDonald lost his battle with cancer

13 Nov 2017 12:25

Welsh judo player Jamie MacDonald - who competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - has died at the age of 26. MacDonald had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in early 2015. Jamie’s mother reacted on his blog: “Sadly Jamie lost the biggest fight of his life this afternoon. He died at home, peacefully and in no pain. Jamie is 26 years old, his 27th birthday will be in a week. Xx Jamie's mum.” Read more

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