Grand Slam Baku - Event

Grand Slam Baku

  • Date: 6 May 2016 - 8 May 2016
  • Place: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Alice Schlesinger ends 15 years top judo career

19 Jan 2021 18:25

Alice Schlesinger has announced her retirement from judo after a career that has seen her compete on the international stage for over 15 years. Born and raised in Herzliya, Israel, Alice competed for her country of birth until 2014, before switching to compete for Great Britain, the nationality of her mother. Read more

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Iakiv Khammo sets Olympic tone for Ukraine

8 May 2016 17:20

Iakiv Khammo is counting down the days to Rio and expected challenge for an Olympic medal after another fine win on the IJF World Judo Tour. The 21-year-old World bronze medallist beat Tbilisi Grand Prix silver medallist Roy Meyer of the Netherlands in the +100kg final as he shut down the powerhouse Dutchman for the five minutes of regular time and golden score. Read more

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Yamabe Kanae charges confidence in Baku

8 May 2016 16:55

Japanese Olympian Yamabe Kanae won +78kg glory at the Grand Slam in Baku as she topped the field in the heaviest women’s category on Sunday. Yamabe was due to contest an all-Asian final against world champion Yu Song (CHN) which would have been a fascinating duel but the Chinese fighter picked up a back injury in her semi-final and could not take her place in the final. World bronze medallist Yamabe, 25, who won the All Japan Championships in April to officially earn her selection for Rio 2016, is now a two-time Grand Slam gold medallist after achieving the same result in Paris in 2014. Read more

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Guusje Steenhuis defends Grand Slam title in Baku

8 May 2016 16:10

Dutch Guusje Steenhuis won the Grand Slam in Baku U78kg title for the second year in a row with a determined showing on Sunday. The European silver medallist was due to meet teammate Marhinde Verkerk (NED) in the U78kg final but the latter sustained a knee injury in her previous contest and was unable to go up against Steenhuis. The victory is the third for Steenhuis at a Grand Slam and now the -78kg standout will focus on the upcoming World Judo Masters. Read more

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Beka Gviniashvili gears up for Olympic Games U100kg

8 May 2016 16:05

Beka Gviniashvili all but assured himself of a place at his first Olympic Games as the youngster and lightest judoka in the category in Baku won his first Grand Slam gold at U100kg against Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Cirjenics Miklos (HUN). The 20-year-old World Judo Masters winner saved his best until last as he won his sixth and final fight by launching Cirjenics with a trademark ura-nage for ippon after 36 seconds which received a huge ovation from the Azerbaijan crowd. Read more