Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 11 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Ippon-Shop and JudoInside.com official partners

29 Mar 2017 13:15

International judogi distributor ippon-shop.com and international judo portal JudoInside.com have agreed upon an official partnership in advance of the Paris Grand Slam. Both parties see the advantage of a cooperation where content and judo products go hand-in-hand. Read more

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Japan benefits from new rules in judo

14 Feb 2017 13:55

Rule changes recently adopted by the International Judo Federation to make the sport more exciting, as well as more understandable to the casual fan, made their debut at last weekend’s Paris Grand Slam. If the results from that tournament are any indication, Japan seems to benefit from the modifications with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming three years away. Read more

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Takeshi Ojitani wins all-Japanese duel with Ryu Shichinohe

12 Feb 2017 22:05

At the Grand Slam of Paris double world silver medallist Shichinohe Ryu toiled to silver as he was marginally outworked by Tokyo Grand Slam winner Ojitani Takeshi. Shichinohe had won their previous two IJF World Judo Tour meetings, but has been under pressure after numerous defeats to Teddy Riner as Japan bid to find a heavyweight who can defeated the French master. Read more

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Japanese teenager Kentaro Iida controls Rio 2016 Olympic medallist Maret

12 Feb 2017 21:45

Japanese youngster Kentaro Iida impressed for Japan as he had the measure of Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Cyrille Maret of France, a three-time Paris winner, with a masterful display beyond his years. Iida, who has been dubbed the ‘new Inoue’, did perform a breathtaking uchi-mata in the final to give more credibility to that claim, as his beautiful waza-ari was the only score of the contest. Read more

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Victory of Cheng not a surprise anymore but still first ever Grand Slam gold

12 Feb 2017 21:30

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Cheng Xunzhao showed this Olympic heroics were not down to goof fortune as he performed just as well in Paris to win his first Grand Slam gold medal. Cheng, who was unseeded and unheralded going into the Games, had a Qingdao Grand Prix gold medal from 2012 to his name until Rio 2016. Read more