Grand Slam Paris - Event

Grand Slam Paris

  • Date: 9 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Type: Grand Slam
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The tough comeback of innovator Fabio Basile

3 Jun 2019 20:50

Fabio Basile of Italy shocked the world when, as a relative unknown, he won the U66kg gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Was it a fluke, many people wondered, or would he go on to become a great champion, winning many titles along the way? Judo fans eagerly awaited his next competition of the showman who popularised judo. Read more

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Discover Denis Vieru the Paris sensation U66kg

19 Feb 2019 09:50

One of the biggest surprises at the Grand Slam in Paris was Moldovan judoka Denis Vieru. He won gold in Paris defeated Vazha Margvelashvili (GEO) in style with a beautiful tai-otoshi. Denis Vieru was interviewed one day later to get to know him better. Read more

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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