Grand Prix Budapest - Event

Grand Prix Budapest

  • Date: 10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: Grand Prix
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Kokoro Kageura ends Budapest Grand Prix with heavyweight gold

12 Aug 2018 22:05

The Budapest Grand Prix’s men’s heavyweight crown went to Japan and Paris Grand Slam winner Kageura Kokoro who eventually found a way to defeat European Championships bronze medallist Stephan Hegyi (AUT) in golden score to claim Japan’s ninth gold medal in Budapest. Read more

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Aaron Wolf beats world-class pack of contenders in Budapest

12 Aug 2018 21:05

World champion Aaron Wolf showed no signs of being off the circuit for 12 months as he won gold in Budapest as he did one year ago at his first World Championships. Tokai University judoka Wolf, who was wearing his red backpatch for the first time, in his comeback event, looked sharp and was ruthless with his ashi-waza which he used to setup the majority of his scores. Read more

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Terrific Toth wins fifth Grand Prix title

12 Aug 2018 20:05

Toth Krisztian of Hungary chalked up a fifth Grand Prix win and his second in his homeland with a battling display in the -90kg category. Former world silver medallist Toth faced world bronze medallist Ushangi Margiani (GEO) in the gold medal contest and matched his 2017 win over the Georgian to send the home faithful into raptures. Read more

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Cuban legend Ortiz wins first IJF gold since 2016 ahead of Worlds

12 Aug 2018 19:30

Cuban all-time great Idalys Ortiz remained undefeated in 2018 with a vintage display as the three-time Olympic medallist showed that she is on track for Baku 2018. Ortiz, who won the Pan American Championships in April, is one of the most revered heavyweight judoka of all time having took bronze at Beijing 2008, gold at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016 in addition to two world titles. Read more

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Former world champion Umeki beats Japanese teammate to gold

12 Aug 2018 19:05

Former world champion Umeki Mami (JPN) walked away from Budapest with gold for the first time in her career having finished second at the Worlds a year ago and fifth at the Grand Prix in 2015. Umeki, who was a surprise winner of the World Championships in 2015, took the final to her compatriot and Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Takayama Rika (JPN) with a string of convincing attacks. Read more