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Nami Nabekura shows good form with gold in Qingdao

19 Nov 2016 18:40

Japanse Nabekura Nami won her second Grand Prix gold medal as she came through her latest test with a glowing display. The Japanese fighter, one of the best prospects in Asia, collided with British European U23 Champion Lucy Renshall in an exciting contest which could become a fascinating rivalry on the senior stage over the coming years. Read more

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Ludwig Paischer retires after great career with World and Olympic medals

18 Nov 2016 18:00

After Four Olympic Games, nine World Championships, thirteen European Championships and countless judo events all around the world, Ludwig Paischer retires. A monument in Austrian judo who produced so many highlights for more than 15 years fighting in the senior division. Today Lupo Paischer definitely quit. Read more

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Abdulzhalilov pips teammate to top spot in Qingdao

18 Nov 2016 17:45

Abdula Abdulzhalilov of Russia topped an IJF Grand Prix medal podium for the first time since 2013 as he saw off teammate and Tyumen Grand Slam silver medallist Anzaur Ardanov, Former Miami Grand Prix winner, to win U66kg gold. Read more

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Dashdavaa Amartuvshin finds form in Qingdao taking gold

18 Nov 2016 17:10

Mongolian Dashdavaa Amartuvshin former Former world silver medallist bounced back from a below-par outing in Uzbekistan in his last competition to win gold at the Qingdao Grand Prix with victory over Casablanca African Open silver medallist Islam Yashuev (RUS). Read more

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Russian youngster Konkina shows promise for the table toppers in China

18 Nov 2016 16:50

Tashkent Grand Prix winner Anastasiia Konkina won back-to-back Grand Prix gold for the first time in her young career as she thwarted first time Grand Prix finalist Lin Yuanyuan (CHN). Konkina, 22, opposed Lin for the first time and took command of their final with a waza-ari from an uchi-mata before utilising the same technique for a match-winning waza-ari. Read more

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Chen Chen captures Chinese gold in Qingdao

18 Nov 2016 15:30

World number 115 Chen Chen of China will skyrocket up the world rankings after winning her country’s Grand Prix by beating Orenburg European Cup bronze medallist Galiya Sagitova of Russia in the -52kg final. Chen, who was fifth here in 2012, won the scoreless final on shido penalties as Sagitova was reprimanded for not attacking and then again for passivity while the former was only penalised once. Read more

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Li leads the way for high-flying hosts in the lightweight category

18 Nov 2016 15:25

Li Yanan of China won her first Grand Prix gold medal in the first final in Qingdao on Friday. Russian lightweight Mariia Persidskaia was the favourite in the gold medal contest despite giving up home advantage to Li who is former Pan American Open bronze medallist. A shido against Persidskaia, Tashkent Grand Prix winner, was the only time the referee was called up upon during the four minute final as Li celebrated a golden start for China. Read more

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