Grand Slam Tokyo - Event

Grand Slam Tokyo

  • Date: 2 Dec 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Kathrin Unterwurzacher retires after 12 year top career

8 Jul 2020 16:00

Austrian top athlete Kathrin Unterwurzacher retires from international judo. The 28-year two-time European Championships medalist and 2016 Olympian announced to quite her career as a sports soldier and competitive athlete. After 12 years in the Austrian national team she has to retire due to a damaged right knee. Unterwurzacher: "The pain is too severe. My right knee no longer allows top positions." Read more

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Ojitani Takeshi tops Grand Slam medal podium in Tokyo

4 Dec 2016 14:15

Ojitani Takeshi gave Japan and Tokai University a second heavyweight triumph on the final day having seen his teammate Asahina Sarah win the women’s title. Ojitani, 24, also celebrated his first gold medal success at a Grand Slam and had to overcome domestic opposition to achieve it. Read more

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Kirill Denisov takes second victory in his new weight

4 Dec 2016 14:05

Russia Kirill Denisov seems to be the best candidate for the World Championships in 2017. Denisov made it two wins from two U100kg outings as his gold in China was a sign of things to come. Read more

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Serbian Aleksandar Kukolj wins back-to-back Grand Slam gold

4 Dec 2016 13:55

Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj won his second Grand Slam on the trot as in Tokyo he repeated his victory over Axel Clerget of France from the final in U.A.E. Read more

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Sarah Asahina strikes gold at Tokyo Grand Slam

4 Dec 2016 13:35

Japan’s Asahina Sarah defeated 16-year-old cadet world champion Sone Akira to win her first Grand Slam gold medal having won silver and bronze in Japan in previous years. Read more