Grand Prix Budapest - Event

Grand Prix Budapest

  • Date: 12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Type: Grand Prix
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British coach Kate Howey lyrical about Gemma Howell

28 Nov 2019 13:25

Having coached her for 16 years, Kate Howey is in no doubt that Gemma Howell will live up to her dreams and win judo gold at Tokyo 2020. Howey, the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals – silver in Sydney and bronze in Barcelona – has coached Howell since the Stafford-born judoka was just 13 years old, seeing her overcome multiple injuries throughout her career. Read more

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Judostories are born on the mat: the ippon family

15 Jul 2019 09:05

Budapest will organise the 2022 World Championships (and they organised 2017 perfectly) but also Budapest is host of the IJF headquarters and the mainframe of IBSA judo (blind judo association) is based in Hungary but there is also a very special family living in this judo country. Read more

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Or Sasson back on track with heavyweight gold

14 Jul 2019 20:20

Israel’s Or Sasson had the final say at the Budapest Grand Prix as he conquered Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win his fourth Grand Prix title. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam silver medallist Sasson threw with a ko-soto-gake eight seconds into golden score for gold and, after this stellar showing, will expect to be in the frame for a medal at the World Championships in Tokyo. Read more

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Aaron Wolf retains gold in Budapest

14 Jul 2019 19:20

Japan’s 2017 World Champion Wolf Aaron won his fourth Grand Prix gold medal with a win over Tel Aviv Grand Prix bronze medallist Grigori Minaskin (EST). All Japan Openweight Championships winner WOLF employed his uchi-mata to devastating effect as he scored twice with the technique to start off Japan’s gold rush on the last day. Read more

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Spanish World champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili strikes

14 Jul 2019 19:10

World number one Nikoloz Sherazadishvili of Spain captured his second Grand Prix gold medal with a nail-biting win over Osaka Grand Slam winner Mukai Shoichiro (JPN) in the U90kg final. Sherazadishvili, who previously topped a Grand Prix podium in Cancun in 2017, prepared for his upcoming title defence in Tokyo by beating one of his strongest challengers. Mukai had to settle for silver after having his ko-soto-gake countered for ippon. Read more