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De Wit wins first Grand Slam as the Netherlands has a new poster boy

12 Feb 2017 21:05

While still twenty years old, Frank De Wit won his first Grand Slam gold medal; the Netherlands now has the ideal poster boy for the new Grand Prix at The Hague, which was announced on Sunday. Both judoka cancelled each other out in regulation time and needed an additional 54 seconds to be separated by a waza-ari score which went in favour of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist. Read more

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Paris debutant Sarah Asahina stuns Olympic elite to earn second Grand Slam title

12 Feb 2017 20:55

At the Grand Slam of Paris, Yamabe Kanae of Japan lost to teammate Asahina Sarah as the Tokai University student put herself in the driving seat for a Tokyo 2020 berth and selection for the World Championships 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

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Russian young men take 7 out of 8 gold medals in Follonica

12 Feb 2017 20:45

The first European Cup for Cadets was hosted by Italy. The city of Follonica saw eight Russian youngsters take 50% of all gold medals and a total of 26 medals. The Italian home team had a hopeful results with 9 medals, all three colours. Hungary and Croatia both won two medals. Polish Nikola Szlachta won the first gold medal for her country this season. Read more

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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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