Grand Slam Baku - Event

Grand Slam Baku

  • Date: 10 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
  • Place: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Unbroken Nemanja Majdov fights for country and family

30 Apr 2020 17:15

Serbia is in a lock-down and practically everything is closed. The situation seems under control though but people have to stay at home. It’s a good reason to speak to Nemanja Majdov, the man who wrote on the door of his club that became the new world champion in 2017 and so he did. He speaks about the past and present and future and his mental health. Read more

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Being a Judo referee is not the most popular job

13 May 2019 15:25

Balazs Gosztonyi of Hungary is one of the IJF referees of the dark force. The referees, the one you shouldn’t see, but who should lead the contest in the best way. Sometimes they have to make the hard decisions, rational or with help of the video footage, sometimes clear, sometimes hard to understand. Beautiful ippons or in a rare occasion when a phone drops out of the judogi. Read more

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Junior world champion Gela Zaalishvili steps up to glory

12 May 2019 19:35

Junior World Championships gold medallist Gela Zaalishvili of Georgia made an impression on the IJF World Judo Tour to open his senior medal account on the international stage. Zaalishvili countered a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi attempt from Tunis Grand Prix bronze medallist Ruslan Shakhbazov (RUS) with te-waza for a waza-ari score and added a second waza-ari to seal a decisive victory in the last contest of the Grand Slam in Azerbaijan. Read more

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Yelyzaveta Kalanina wins Grand Slam in Baku

12 May 2019 19:00

Yelyzaveta Kalanina of the Ukraine won her maiden Grand Slam title with the best display of her young career. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Larisa Ceric of Bosnia Herzegovina was thrown by the tallest judoka in the category as the raw talent of Kalanina was on display for the world to see. Read more

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Dutchman Michael Korrel clinches Grand Slam hat-trick

12 May 2019 18:10

Dutchman Michael Korrel defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Kazbek Zankishiev of Russia to reign in Baku. Tbilisi Grand Prix gold medallist Korrel prevailed after 68 seconds of golden score as he dropped under the Russian for a waza-ari score to decide the fate of the U100kg category. Read more