Grand Slam Abu Dhabi - Event

Grand Slam Abu Dhabi

  • Date: 27 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
  • Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Type: Grand Slam
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The 5 biggest male judo breakthroughs of 2018

27 Dec 2018 15:35

Who are the ten groundbreaking talents who really emerged this year, at any level? We closely watched judoka born from 1998 onwards. Some of the most absolutely amazing stars of this year, such as Sherazadishvili, Igolnikov or Gjakova had already experienced their breakthroughs, but nonetheless had their best year ever and are expected to develop further. Read more

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Russia’s Inal Tasoev rushes to heavyweight gold in five seconds

29 Oct 2018 18:30

Russian heavyweight Inal Tasoev took the biggest win of his burgeoning career as he defeated Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) five seconds into their +100kg final. Russia’s premier heavyweight, who was overlooked for selection to the World Championships in September, faced off with Krpalek for the first time and humbled the owner of the U100kg gold backpatch with an o-uchi-gari after his distinguished heavyweight rival rushed in. Read more

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Peter Paltchik wins for Israel at Abu Dhabi 2018

29 Oct 2018 18:15

European Championships bronze medallist Peter Paltchik (ISR) won his country’s second gold medal in the United Arab Emirates. Paltchik took bronze a year ago under the banner of the IJF but topped the podium today and thanks to the groundbreaking work of the International Judo Federation and the U.A.E Judo & Wrestling Federation, did so with the Israel flag on his judogi and his anthem as he won his first Grand Slam title. Read more

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Mikhail Igolnikov grinds out Abu Dhabi win over Toth

29 Oct 2018 17:45

Russian European champion Mikhail Igolnikov won his second Grand Slam of the year with a narrow win over Budapest Grand Prix winner Toth Krisztian (HUN). The Düsseldorf Grand Slam winner added the Abu Dhabi title to his collection by edging out his Hungarian rival by a waza-ari score to win Russia’s first gold medal in the U.A.E. Read more

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First Grand Slam crown for Maryna Slutskaya

29 Oct 2018 17:20

Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Maryna Slutskaya (BLR) was the last woman standing in the +78kg category as Belarus topped the medal podium. Two-time Grand Slam bronze medallist Slutskaya registered in the gold medal column for the first time at a showpiece IJF Grand Slam with a comprehensive triumph over Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Anne Fatoumata M Bairo (FRA). Read more