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Golden start of fourth Olympic cycle for Ketleyn Quadros

18 Jun 2017 02:35

Brazilian Ketleyn Quadros won her third Grand Prix gold medal at the expense of Ekaterinburg Grand Slam bronze medallist Amy Livesey of Great Britain. Quadros, 29, who won both of her Grand Prix gold medals in 2013, has a wealth of experience at the highest level while world number 14 Livesey, who won bronze on the Grand Prix stage in Budapest last year, has made a confident start to her senior career over the last year. Read more

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Tal Flicker showcases perfect warming up for Budapest

17 Jun 2017 03:35

Israelian Tal Flicker topped the U66kg category on Friday with a convincing win against Bucharest European Open silver medallist Alberto Gaitero Martin (ESP) in the final. The world number four, who won his first Grand Slam in March in Baku, finally clinched Grand Prix gold with a resounding win by ippon as he held down his Spanish opponent for 20 seconds having already produced two waza-ari scores. Read more

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Marti Malloy takes Grand Prix victory in Cancun as starter for World Championships

17 Jun 2017 03:05

American Marti Malloy won the Grand Prix in Cancun in her category U57kg. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Miryam Roper of Panama made history last time out when she won Panama’s first ever IJF World Judo Tour medal but had to settle for silver in Cancun after she could not contest the final against long-time rival Marti Malloy due to a knee injury sustained during her warm-up. Read more

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Mexico celebrates Grand Prix gold for Luz Olvera

17 Jun 2017 02:30

Pan American Championships silver medallist Luz Olvera of Mexico was the hero for Mexico as she won her country’s first IJF Grand Prix gold medal. The world number 38 from Mexico defeated the world number 35 from Brazil, Sarah Menezes, to secure Mexico’s best ever result in judo as the home judoka was lifted by the fervent home support to deliver a thrilling performance which was full of heart. Read more

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Spaniard Fran Garrigos grabs first Grand Prix gold

17 Jun 2017 02:25

Francisco Garrigos of Spain won his first Grand Prix gold medal on day one in Mexico with a speedy win over three-time Grand Prix bronze medallist Phelipe Pelim (BRA). The 22-year-old European Championships bronze medallist has now topped the IJF medal podium at Grand Slam and Grand Prix events and is poised for a serious medal challenge at the World Championships this year. Read more

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Chibana strikes first for Brazil with a narrow win over Mexico’s Carrillo

17 Jun 2017 02:10

Gabriela Chibana of Brazil narrowly defeated Pan American Championships silver medallist Edna Carrillo (MEX) in the first final of the Cancun Grand Prix 2017. The 25-year-old Mexican judoka, who was already assured of attaining Mexico’s best result on the IJF circuit, slipped to defeat after 23 seconds of golden score as Chibana countered the home judoka for a match-winning waza-ari score. Read more

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Draw of the Super Challenge - International Teams Cup

14 Jun 2017 23:55

One day for the start of the Super Challenge - International Teams Cup in Bahia the draw was conducted with the attendance of the coaches of the 8 international teams who are about to compete on Thursday Read more

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