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Adam Okruashvili pleases home crowd with ecstatic gold in Tbilisi

2 Apr 2017 17:30

The last final of the Grand Prix in Tbilisi sounded like fireworks for the organisers and the public as local hero and Judo World Master in Tyumen 2013, Adam Okruashvili, stepped on the mat. Stanislav Bondarenko (UKR) was the second athlete qualified for the final after he defeated the second Georgian Levani Matiashvili (GEO). Read more

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Russian Kazbek Zankishiev becomes a stable medal hunter

2 Apr 2017 17:10

Russia added a second gold in the men's division as Kazbek Zankishiev took the gold at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi in his category U100kg with a strange end of the final. Read more

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Nagase and Wolf earn ticket to World Championships

2 Apr 2017 17:05

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Takanori Nagase secured his fourth straight national invitational weight class championship on Sunday and a place in this summer’s world championships in the men’s U81kg division. Read more

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Maryna Slutskaya continues victories at Grand Prix level

2 Apr 2017 16:30

In the women’s heavyweight of the Grand Prix in Tbilisi Maryna Slutskaya of Belarus won the gold medal. Slutskaya stopped the local Elene Kebadze of host nation Georgia on her way to the final. The public strongly supported her though, after her first two wins on ne-waza (groundwork) during the preliminary rounds, especially against the top seed athlete of the day, Svitlana Iaromka (UKR). Read more

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Anastasiya Turchyn finally takes gold in IJF World Tour

2 Apr 2017 15:50

At the Grand Slam in Tbilisi both French were expected to be in the final, especially Madeleine Malonga, who is currently world number 12 and was the top seeded athlete of the category. But the 23 year-old was surprisingly defeated in the semi-final by Anastasiya Turchyn (UKR). The Ukrainian joined the second French, Same Hawa Camara, who qualified against Karen Stevenson (NED). Read more

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Stanislav Retinskii takes Grand Prix gold for Russia

2 Apr 2017 15:30

The final of the men’s U90kg category at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi was dominated by a young generation of Russian athletes as Stanislav Retinskii and Mikhail Igolnikov both qualified for the final. Retinskii defeated top seed Max Stewart (GBR) in the first semi-final and Igolnikov beat Ver Gabor (HUN) with a superb ippon. Read more

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Hifumi Abe captures second national title

2 Apr 2017 14:35

Youngster Hifumi Abe blazed to secure his second straight national invitational weight class championship on Saturday, posting three straight ippons in the men’s 66-kg category. Read more

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