Inside News

roy_meyer_mat_241a7643

Roy Meyer celebrates gold with home crowd at Grand Prix The Hague

19 Nov 2017 20:20

The Netherlands dominated the last day of the Grand Prix in The Hague. With three gold medals and eight in total on Sunday it was clear that the Dutch are still a powerhouse in judo. With five gold medals over three days and twelve medals in total the Dutch have a great showcase. The Grand Prix in The Hague will for sure have more athletes next year as the organisation set a great inaugural event. Read more

20171118_grand_prix_the_hague_km_podium_63kg_place_1_juul_franssen_ned

Juul Franssen makes golden return at The Hague Grand Prix

18 Nov 2017 19:15

Two gold medals for the Netherlands today at the Grand Prix in The Hague with an emotional gold for Juul Franssen who was absent for 13 months. She ended with gold in Abu Dhabi in October last year and after a disastrous period without judo due to a conflict and suspension Franssen wasn’t allowed to fight. Read more

20171117_thehague_hve_241a5715

Kosova celebrates two golden girls at The Hague Grand Prix

17 Nov 2017 19:50

Two women from Kosovo with a 100% score. What a performance of the women of Driton Kuka at the first day of the Grand Prix in The Hague. Also a super team performance by Mongolia that captured four medals at the opening day. Read more

20171117_thehague_hve_baskhuu_yondonperenlei_mgl_241a5680

Unconventional but highly-effective Yondonperenlei is off the mark for Mongolia

17 Nov 2017 19:30

Hohhot Grand Prix bronze medallist Yondonperenlei Baskhuu of Mongolia utilised the full trickery of his unorthodox style to outwit a stellar field in the U66kg category. World number 73 Yondonperenlei now has two medals from his two Grand Prix in this weight category after dispatching Hohhot Grand Prix winner Yakub Shamilov (RUS) by ippon. Read more

20171117_thehague_jh_nora_gjakova

Gjakova wins second Grand Prix title as Kosovo reign on day one

17 Nov 2017 19:05

Nora Gjakova of Kosovo won her second Grand Prix gold medal to send her country to the top of the medal table. The 25-year-old defeated Dusseldorf Grand Prix winner Theresa Stoll (GER) in the -57kg final as Kosovo coach Driton Toni Kuka was again working his magic with their accomplished women’s team who all live and train in the same street in the European nation. Read more

20171117_thehague_jh_distria_krasniqi

Distria Krasniqi moves the into top 10 after gold in The Hague

17 Nov 2017 18:30

Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo celebrated winning her third Grand Prix gold medal as the 21-year-old can now already count herself as one of the world’s elite judoka in the U52kg category. European U23 Championships winner Krasniqi starred in the absence of her teammate and Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) who will be a long-term absentee after recently undergoing surgery. Read more

20171117_thehague_jh_bekir_ozlu

Bekir Ozlu grabs gold at Grand Prix The Hague

17 Nov 2017 18:10

Bekir Ozlu of Turkey was the star of the show in the U60kg category as he finished unbeaten after four contests in The Hague. World number 17 Ozlu can now wait for his invitation to the World Judo Masters in December after his win will guarantee a shift in position on the World Ranking List inside the top 16 and, on this showing, he will not be going there just to make up the numbers. Read more

Judo birthday