Grand Slam Abu Dhabi - Event

Grand Slam Abu Dhabi

  • Date: 30 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
  • Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Type: Grand Slam
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Analysis: the London Olympic medallists in November 2011

5 Nov 2015 16:20

Less than 300 days for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the IJF World becomes more and more interesting. Not for the top athletes, they just care for good judo and the right peak. Still it’s interesting where the top 8 Olympic athletes were positioned in November 2011. JudoInside filtered the top 8 athletes for you comparable to this Olympic period. Read more

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Asian judoka move up in World Ranking

4 Nov 2015 09:30

In the IJF ranking Georgii Zantaraia is back at his number one position U66kg. He replaces Davaadorj Tumurkhuleg who was number one after Paris. At last weekend’s Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi where Zantaraia finished third, An BaUl of Korea was the winner and the world champion moved up to place 4, from 5. Read more

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Tagir Khaibulaev back to Olympic level

1 Nov 2015 17:30

Olympic champion Tagir Khaibulaev took a vital step towards selection for Rio 2016 to defend his title by winning his first Grand Slam title by beating former world champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE). Khaibulaev threw Krpalek, who will be travelling to Japan following the Grand Slam for the third time this year, with an ippon seoi-nage for a score after 59 seconds. Read more

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Kim Sung-Min completes Korean harvest

1 Nov 2015 17:30

Kim Sung-Min of Korea won his star-laden team’s fourth Grand Slam gold medal in three days as he defeated world bronze medallist Iakiv Khammo (UKR) in the +100kg final. Both judoka were penalised for passivity after two minutes before Kim threw his young Ukrainian foe on the edge of the area and Khammo bridged which meant the referee had no choice but to award the ippon for 2001 world bronze medallist Kim. Read more

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Sisi Ma seals gold in Abu Dhabi

1 Nov 2015 17:10

Chinese judoka Ma Sisi improved on her Tashkent Grand Prix silver medal from her last outing by defeating Zagreb Grand Prix silver medallist Tessie Savelkouls of the Netherlands to win heavyweight gold. Savelkouls was penalised for a false attack and received a second shido while her opponent Tyumen Grand Slam winner Ma, who continues to outshine world champion and teammate Yu Song, was penalised once for passivity. Read more