Grand Slam Ekaterinburg - Event

Grand Slam Ekaterinburg

  • Date: 20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
  • Place: Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Type: Grand Slam
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After Antalya now Abdulzhalilov strikes in Ekaterinburg with gold

20 May 2017 18:10

Abdula Abdulzhalilov of Russia made his Grand Slam outing count on Saturday as he methodically worked his way to the top of the U66kg medal podium. Abdulzhalilov won the Grand Prix in Antalya in April as well and seems to be a good choice for Russia on this category. Read more

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Brazilian maestro Erika Miranda wins ahead of Worlds tilt

20 May 2017 17:15

Three-time world medallist Erika Miranda of Brazil won the fourth Grand Slam gold medal of her decorated career as she beat European Championships silver medallist Alesya Kuznetsova of Russia in the U52kg final. Read more

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Japan unleash Nagayama who is now set for impactful Worlds debut

20 May 2017 16:55

Tokyo Grand Slam winner Nagayama Ryuju if Japan outshone former European Championships winner Amiran Papinashvili of Georgia by registering three scores without reply. The 21-year-old unleashed a torrent of attacks as he opened with a waza-ari from an uchi-mata after 40 seconds before adding a waza-ari from a modified ura-nage. Read more

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Fourth Grand Slam gold for Worlds-ready Ami Kondo

20 May 2017 16:45

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Kondo Ami of Japan showed that she is ready to challenge for a third consecutive Worlds medal this summer after a straightforward win in Ekaterinburg. Antalya Grand Prix bronze medallist Sabina Giliazova of Russia was unable to impose herself as class act Kondo held down the Russian with a ushiro-kesa-gatame hold for 20 seconds to clinch the gold medal. Read more

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34-year old Miryam Roper qualifies for the final in Ekaterinburg

20 May 2017 12:35

The first day of the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg delivered quite some surprises but an equal distribution of the final position among a number of strong judo nations. The Russian athletes showing good results, especially in the women’s categories where they seemed to get more grip to take some of the medals this year. Brazil and Japan are the two other outperforming nations so far in the tournament. Read more