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Sanne van Dijke learned to force a victory

21 May 2017 14:30

European champion Sanne van Dijke won Grand Slam gold with a come-from-behind win in the final over Alena Prokopenko of Russia. The Russian took an unexpected lead with a waza-ari from a sumi-gaeshi as the vastly-improved Russian tested the mettle of her Dutch opponent. Read more

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Trajdos tops Grand Slam podium to boost Worlds intentions

20 May 2017 21:05

German judoka Martyna Trajdos topped the Grand Slam medal podium in Russia to cast herself forward as one of the top contenders for the World Championships. Tokyo 2015 Grand Slam winner Trajdos, 28, held down former European bronze medallist Ekaterina Valkova of Russia for 20 seconds for her 10th Grand Slam medal and most important to date. Read more

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Japanese sensation Soichi Hashimoto favourite for Worlds glory

20 May 2017 20:20

Sensational Japanese judoka Hashimoto Soichi won his third career Grand Slam medal as Japan were irresistible on day one in Russia. World number two Hashimoto, who is undefeated on the tour since 2015, maintained his unbeaten run that could well extend beyond his first World Championships in August. Read more

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Miryam Roper seals history as oldest ever winner of a Grand Slam

20 May 2017 18:25

Former world bronze medallist Miryam Roper of Panama exceeded all expectations on her return to the international circuit as she marked her first IJF World Judo Tour appearance for Panama by not only winning her country’s first ever IJF medal but also ensured that it was gold and therefore Himno Istmeño would be played for the first time. Read more

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After Antalya now Abdulzhalilov strikes in Ekaterinburg with gold

20 May 2017 18:10

Abdula Abdulzhalilov of Russia made his Grand Slam outing count on Saturday as he methodically worked his way to the top of the U66kg medal podium. Abdulzhalilov won the Grand Prix in Antalya in April as well and seems to be a good choice for Russia on this category. Read more

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Brazilian maestro Erika Miranda wins ahead of Worlds tilt

20 May 2017 17:15

Three-time world medallist Erika Miranda of Brazil won the fourth Grand Slam gold medal of her decorated career as she beat European Championships silver medallist Alesya Kuznetsova of Russia in the U52kg final. Read more

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Japan unleash Nagayama who is now set for impactful Worlds debut

20 May 2017 16:55

Tokyo Grand Slam winner Nagayama Ryuju if Japan outshone former European Championships winner Amiran Papinashvili of Georgia by registering three scores without reply. The 21-year-old unleashed a torrent of attacks as he opened with a waza-ari from an uchi-mata after 40 seconds before adding a waza-ari from a modified ura-nage. Read more

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