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Matniyazova takes first home gold, Sook makes history for Denmark

7 Oct 2017 18:30

Gulnoza Matniyazova (UZB) successfully retained the Tashkent Grand Prix title to win Uzbekistan’s first gold medal in this year’s edition while runner-up Emilie Sook (DEN) took her country’s very first medal on the IJF World Judo Tour. Sook, 21, who finished fifth at the Zagreb Grand Prix a week ago, entered new territory today. Read more

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Austria’s Unterwurzacher bounces back after Worlds blip

7 Oct 2017 18:00

Austrian middleweight Kathrin Unterwurzacher returned to form in Tashkent with a sixth Grand Prix gold medal to go some way to making amends for her early exit at August’s World Championships. The world number three and European Championships bronze medallist won all three of her contests on Saturday without giving away a single score to register her country’s first medal in the competition. Read more

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Uzbek Olympian Ramziddin Sayidov completes transition to referee

7 Oct 2017 17:05

Former U100kg judoka Ramziddin Sayidov, 35, finished fifth at the London 2012 Olympics and won Grand Prix, Grand Slam and Asian Championships gold during his 12-year run at the international level. Read more

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Belarus youngster Minkou produces career-best performance

6 Oct 2017 17:30

Belarussian Dzmitry Minkou defeated Asian Championships bronze medallist Ganbold Kherlen of Mongolia to win U66kg gold at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. Minkou, 21 who was also Ekaterinburg Grand Slam bronze medallist defeated 25 year old Ganbold who moved up the U66kg last year, by two waza-ari scores. Read more

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Anna Borowska breaks through her barriers with gold in Tashkent

6 Oct 2017 17:25

Polish Anna Borowska celebrated the biggest win of her career at the expense of former Timna Nelson Levy of Israel in the U57kg final of the Grand Prix in Tashkent. Former Junior European Championships winner Borowska threw the Israeli with an o-goshi to level up their head-to-head series at 1-1 during a positive start for Poland. Read more

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Finally gold for youngster Betina Temelkova

6 Oct 2017 17:05

IJF World Judo Tour rookie and Grand Prix debutant Betina Temelkova of Israel starred in the U52kg category with a eyecatching gold medal at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. Temelkova, 20, defeated three-time Grand Prix bronze medallist Agata Perenc (POL) to complete an incredible debut at the highest level with a masterful ko-soto, that had a hint of a modified kata-guruma about it, to earn ippon and Grand Prix gold at the first time of asking. Read more

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Israel strong at first day in Tashkent - Preview day 2

6 Oct 2017 16:55

Five winning nations at the first day of the Grand Prix in Tashkent. Israel was the most successful, they have a strong women team and already won three medals. On Saturday Sagi Muki will be fighting U81kg for Israel and Belgrade winner Rotem Shor U63kg, but even more chances for other nations this time. Read the preview by category. Read more

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