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Dmytro Kanivets takes biggest career victory in Zagreb

24 Sep 2016 21:05

Ukraine middleweight Dmytro Kanivets showed why he was the top U73kg seed in Zagreb as he won all four of his contests to register his first IJF Grand Prix gold medal. Kanivets faced Swedish Tommy Macias in the second final on day two of the Grand Grand Prix. Read more


Andraz Jereb offers Slovenia more glance with Zagreb gold

24 Sep 2016 12:45

Slovenian Andraz Jereb won Grand Prix gold in his first final at this level as he narrowly defeated former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Baruch Shmailov of Israel in a highly-competitive gold medal contest. Jereb and Shmailov matched each other for four minutes and 51 seconds until the Slovenian countered the Israeli as he rolled him over for a yuko score which was the decisive action as the late score gave Jereb a golden glow and offered his country their first medal in Zagreb. Read more


Vincent Manquest claims first Senior Grand Prix gold

24 Sep 2016 12:05

French former World Junior Champion Vincent Manquest won his first IJF gold medal as he submitted former Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Robert Mshvidobadze of Russia for the top prize in Croatia. Read more


Lola Benarroche takes gold at World Tour level as well

23 Sep 2016 22:45

Lola Benarroche is in super shape. The French middleweight defeated Tyumen Grand Slam silver medallist Daria Mezhetckaia of Russia in the U57kg final in the last contest on day one in Zagreb. Benarroche had never medalled on the IJF stage but that was not evident today as she looked comfortable under the gaze of IJF World Judo Tour and every single movement was calculated. Read more


Karolina Pienkowska grabs third Polish Grand Prix victory this year

23 Sep 2016 22:40

Polish judoka Karolina Pienkowska won her first IJF title at the Grand Prix in Zagreb with an efficient performance which culminated with a win against Junior world champion Distria Krasniqi of Kosova. Read more


Serbia has got the vibe: gold for Milica Nikolic

23 Sep 2016 21:00

Serbian lightweight Milica Nikolic became the first gold medallist at the Zagreb Grand Prix as she defeated Tallinn European Open gold medallist Noa Minsker of Israel to secure her maiden IJF title. Read more


Draw conducted for IJF Grand Prix in Zagreb with big Croatian team

22 Sep 2016 17:35

The journey to judo’s homecoming in 2020 started years ago for the judoka away from the pubic gaze but now their campaign begins on the IJF tatami to fulfil their dreams and those of their country. Read more

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