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Crowd pleaser Audrey Tcheumeo secures Grand Slam gold for France

12 Feb 2017 18:55

Former world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Audrey Tcheumeo and Tokyo Grand Slam winner Sato Ruika of Japan failed to hit the heights of their performances in the earlier rounds of the Grand Slam in Paris as their tense final narrowly went in favour of the home judoka. Read more

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Chizuru Arai defeats Kelita Zupancic in Paris judo final

12 Feb 2017 18:10

In the women's U70kg final at the Grand Slam in Paris, Tokyo Grand silver medallist Arai Chizuru of Japan and former world number one Kelita Zupancic from Canada faced off. The Japanese gave no chance to Zupancic and, with a neat turnover, caught her in tate-shiho-gatame for 20 seconds and ippon, despite the instructions that double Olympic Champion, Kayla Harrison, offered from the stands to her Canadian friend. Read more

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The Hague will host IJF Grand Prix from 2017-2020

12 Feb 2017 17:00

At the Grand Slam of Paris the IJF and the Dutch Judo Association agreed upon the organization of the Grand Prix in the Netherlands. The Hague will be the host of this high level competition with over 400 participants expected from 70 nations. The tournament will be scheduled from 17-19 November and will be held for the next four years at a new Sport Campus in The Hague. Read more

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Tina Trstenjak shows her superiority over arch-rival Agbegnenou

11 Feb 2017 20:50

The anticipated Rio 2016 Olympic final rematch came in the final contest on day one as Tina Trstenjak defeated Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA). In a fitting end to a fantastic day of judo, the world, European and Olympic champion from Slovenia, who is one of the most well-drilled judoka in the sport, shut out powerhouse Agbegnenou at every turn. Read more

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YouJeong Kwon takes second gold for Korea

11 Feb 2017 19:15

Home favourite Helene Receveaux of France produced her best ever result in Paris but still it was not enough for gold as world number 83 Kwon selected the season opener to break through at the top level. The 21-year-old, who was competing in only her second Grand Slam, won her first IJF World Judo Tour medal as she frustrated the French crowd and their world number two Receveaux as the South Korean registered two waza-ari scores without reply. Read more

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Hashimoto wins back-to-back Slams to chase down An Changrim

11 Feb 2017 18:40

Japanese World Judo Masters winner Shoichi Hashimoto illustrated that he is more than a high-quality deputy for the absent Olympic and world champion Ono Shohei (JPN) and a world contender in his own right as he won his fifth successive competition. Read more

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Hifumi Abe again shows mouthwatering judo on Paris debut

11 Feb 2017 18:30

Japanese teen Hifumi Abe is the youngest ever winner of the Grand Slam in Paris and in the top 10 of youngest male winners ever in Paris. Ilias Iliadis was one of the youngest aged 18 in 2005, when the IJF didn’t yet have Grand Slams. Abe grabbed his first chance to perform at one of the sport’s flagship events with both hands as the 19-year-old sensation won the fourth Grand Slam gold medal of his career. Read more

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