Grand Slam Düsseldorf - Event

Grand Slam Düsseldorf

  • Date: 23 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
  • Place: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Daria Bilodid closer to world leading position after gold in Düsseldorf

23 Feb 2018 21:05

Ukraine wonderkid Daria Bilodid got closer to the World leading position U48kg as she was again able to pick up a gold medal at a Grand Slam. In Düsseldorf she kept up her winning record as she has now won all three IJF events in 2018. How long will it take before she steps up to U52kg nobody knows, but with more than two years to go, a decision is expected this year. Read more

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Japanese newcomer Kenzo Tagawa tastes his first IJF gold

23 Feb 2018 20:55

Kenzo Tagawa of Japan stamped his name on the IJF World Judo Tour in Düsseldorf by pipping judo idol and European Champion Georgii Zantaraia (UKR) to -66kg gold. World number 205 Tagawa, 21, attained IJF gold for first time on his first Grand Slam assignment outside of Japan as he held firm against human highlight reel Zantaraia who was at his mercurial best for the majority of the day. Read more

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Ryuju Nagayama takes pole position U60kg as World Ranking Leader

23 Feb 2018 20:40

Nagayama Ryuju of Japan took the world number one ranking from his club and national colleague Takato Naohisa (JPN) who looked on from the stands at the ISS Dome. Former Junior World Championships winner Nagayama, 21, won his third Grand Slam title by defeating Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Robert Mshvidobadze (RUS) in the -60kg final. Read more

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First gold World Tour gold for Nekoda Smythe Davis

23 Feb 2018 19:40

At the Grand Slam of Düsseldorf Nekoda Smythe-Davis won the gold medal at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf after her final U57kg. In a new venue Nekoda Davis again succeeded to take a medal, but this time it was gold and that was a premier performance at this Grand Slam level. Never she won gold in the IJF World Tour. Read more

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Düsseldorf gearing up for first Grand Slam in new venue

22 Feb 2018 09:05

For the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf starting on Friday 446 athletes are registered, more than the 344 of last year. In the previous years 2015 and 2016 more than 500 athletes competed. This edition judoka from 65 nations will face each other at the ISS Dome a new competition hall at Grand Slam level. Read more