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Margaux Pinot pips Fletcher for French victory

9 Mar 2019 19:30

Paris Grand Slam silver medallist Margaux Pinot (FRA) competed her Grand Prix hat-trick as the Frenchwoman swiftly dispatched Tel Aviv Grand Prix bronze medallist Megan Fletcher (IRL) in the -70kg final. Pinot threw for a waza-ari score and reacted first on the ground to submit her opponent with a juji-gatame. Read more

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Slovenian Andreja Leski confirms world class in Marrakech

9 Mar 2019 19:05

Slovenian Andreja Leski defeated Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Katharina Haecker (AUS) to win -63kg gold in Marrakech. Once again Düsseldorf Grand Slam bronze medallist Leski showed that she is far more than a back-up to Olympic champion and world number two Tina Trstenjak (SLO) as she claimed her second Grand Prix title. Read more

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Chinese Taipei’s Chen-Ling Lien strengthens Tokyo medal aspirations

8 Mar 2019 20:05

Former Baku Grand Slam winner Lien Chen-Ling (TPE) celebrated her second Grand Prix win at the expense of Oberwart European Open winner Anna Borowska (POL) who was subdued in the U57kg final. Tokyo-based Lien, who was a key training partner for the recently retired London 2012 Olympic champion Mastumoto Kaori (JPN). Read more

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Uzbekistan’s Sardor Nurillaev and Lutfillaev take double gold

8 Mar 2019 19:10

Uzbek Sardor Nurillaev ensured a golden double for the Uzbekistan men’s team on day one. Nurillaev beat African Championships gold medallist Mohamed Abdelmawgoud (EGY) by ippon from an armbar in a contest where the Uzbek dominated from start to finish. Read more

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World number one Amandine Buchard Nordmeyer still rules

8 Mar 2019 19:00

French World number one Amandine Buchard Nordmeyer lived up to her ranking with victory in the U52kg category. The French star conquered Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Ana Perez Box (ESP) to clinch her fifth Grand Prix gold medal and to extend her advantage at the top of the weight category. Read more

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Sharafuddin Lutfillaev lauded after fourth Grand Prix win

8 Mar 2019 18:20

Six-time Grand Slam medallist Sharafuddin Lutfillaev (UZB) defeated world number 38 Artem Lesiuk (UKR) to win Grand Prix gold on day one in Marrakech. First-time IJF finalist Lesiuk forced the contest into golden score and his Uzbek rival surged into action with a huge koshi-guruma for a waza-ari score to hand him his twelfth Grand Prix medal and fourth of the golden variety. Read more

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Spanish success for Julia Figueroa in Marrakech

8 Mar 2019 18:15

In Marrakech' first final, two-time Grand Slam winner Julia Figueroa (ESP) struck Grand Prix gold for the first time as she defeated former European Championships bronze medallist Monica Ungureanu (ROU) in the closing seconds with a waza-ari score. Read more

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