Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 9 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Agbegnenou forced to take rest after tough golden final

13 Feb 2019 08:45

The French crowd was pleased on Saturday with an excellent last final of the day between darling Clarisse Agbegnenou and Olympic Champion Tina Trstenjak, who gave it all to prevent Agbegnenou from winning her fifth victory. The will of Agbegnenou to win that fifth title was great and she gave 100% to beat her Slovenian opponent, but she paid a price. Read more

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Japan on top of the medal table in Paris

11 Feb 2019 10:05

It becomes a habit, when the Japanese team is announced, it is a safe bet that we will see them reach peaks. With 5 titles and 15 medals for 23 entries, we can speak of great success, despite the early defeat of Abe Hifumi, who skidded twice against the Italian Manuel Lombardo in the first round of the competition. Read more

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Kim Sung-Min rejoins the world’s heavyweight elite

10 Feb 2019 21:45

Asian Games gold medallist Kim Sung-Min (KOR) conquered Olympic silver medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi (JPN) by ippon with an o-soto-gari to win gold in the last contest of the 2019 Paris Grand Slam. Kim has toiled of late and had been surpassed by a new generation of heavyweights but showed he can still mix it with the best and renewed his place among the sport’s top heavyweights. Read more

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Georgian great Liparteliani completes Paris hat-trick

10 Feb 2019 21:30

Olympic and world silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) held up three fingers to signify his third win at at the Paris Grand Slam. Former world champion Wolf Aaron (JPN) was caught with a uchi-mata for a waza-ari score and Georgia’s captain fantastic held on to win his country’s first gold medal at the first Grand Slam of the year. Read more

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Once a World Champion, always world class. Gwak wins Paris

10 Feb 2019 21:20

Former world champion Gwak Donghan (KOR) was the star performer in the U90kg category as he concluded an impressive display with a win over World Judo Masters bronze medallist Islam Bozbayev (KAZ) in the final. Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 world champion Gwak recorded his second Grand Slam triumph by throwing his Kazakh opponent with a seoi-otoshi and a uchi-mata as he scored a waza-ari each time. Read more