Grand Slam Tokyo - Event

Grand Slam Tokyo

  • Date: 2 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Kathrin Unterwurzacher operated successfully after cruciate ligament

7 Jan 2018 15:40

Austrian Kathrin Unterwurzacher has survived the surgery well after her cruciate ligament rupture at the Grand Slam in Tokyo. The 25-year-old expects about an 8 months forced break. Unterwurzacher who was this year’s number two in the IJF World Ranking in the beginning of 2017, will miss out on the beginning of the Olympic qualifiers. Read more

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IJF President Marius Vizer reacts on the changes in judo for 2018

3 Dec 2017 19:55

Judo’s founding nation excelled on both days of the fifth and final Grand Slam of 2017 as only Mongolia and South Korea could overcome the fortress of Tokyo to win gold. IJF President Marius Vizer and IJF Head Refereeing Director Juan Carlos Barcos answered questions from the media on a variety of subjects. Read more

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Yusei Ogawa wins must-see 14-minute final against returning Krpalek

3 Dec 2017 11:55

Japanese heavyweight Ogawa Yusei was the unexpected winner of the last final of the Tokyo Grand Slam 2017 as he defeated U100kg Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) in a bout for the ages. Their heavyweight duel was literally a thrill-a-minute meeting as both men were devoted to the cause for the four minutes of regulation time and the subsequent and sensational 10 minutes and one second of golden score. Read more

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Perfectionist Sarah Asahina rues manner of her victory but keeps winning

3 Dec 2017 11:45

Openweight world champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) won her home Grand Slam for the second year in a row to extend her lead at the helm of the +78kg rankings. Asahina, 21, won Grand Slam gold medal number four by outmaneuvering 17-year-old Junior world champion Sone Akira (JPN) who conceded three shidos. Read more

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Cho Guham wins in Tokyo for the second time in first outing of 2017

3 Dec 2017 11:05

Two-time Grand Prix winner Cho Guham of Korea marked his return to competition by winning the Tokyo Grand Slam for the second time as he found a solution to the Japanese conundrum. Cho, 25, had not fought since the Rio 2016 Olympics but is always committed to the cause for his country and could never let something like a lack of match readiness hold him back from taking honours back to South Korea. Read more