Majlinda Kelmendi Judoka

Majlinda Kelmendi

Majlinda Kelmendi

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:9 May 1991 (27 years)
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2016 Olympic judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi is the best ambassador of Kosovo. She is judo world champion in 2013 and 2014. She is 2014, 2016 and 2017 European Champion. In 2017 she won the Grand Slam in Paris for the fourth time. (2013-2017). Kelmendi was always coached by Driton Kuka. Flagbearer for Kosovo at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Kelmendi won the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2018. She opened 2019 with a victory at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv. She won gold at the Grand Slam in Düsseldorf
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Judo as educational tool for girls all over the world

8 Mar 2019 09:05

The International Judo Federation is fully associated with the World Women's Day, held on March 8 and organized under the umbrella of the United Nations, to which the entire world sports movement is invited. Read more

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Olympic champion Kelmendi wins her second IJF gold of 2019

22 Feb 2019 19:35

Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) earned her sixth Grand Slam title with a straightforward win over Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Lkhagvasuren Sosorbaram (MGL). Kelmendi was not at her explosive best in Germany as she won three of her five contests by hansoku-make (three shidos). Read more

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Majlinda Kelmendi powers to gold in 36 seconds final

24 Jan 2019 17:45

Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo won her 10th Grand Prix gold medal with a unstoppable showing in Tel Aviv. Kelmendi threw former Grand Slam winner Gili Cohen (ISR) twice in 36 seconds, scoring a waza-ari each time, to show the world that she means business this year and is getting back to her best after returning from a long injury lay-off in October. Read more

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Olympic champion Kelmendi ready for bumper 2019

22 Jan 2019 17:30

Rio 2016 Olympic champion and former world champion from Kosovo Majlinda Kelmendi returned to the IJF World Judo Tour in late 2018 with a silver medal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and gold at the Tashkent Grand Prix. Kelmendi, 27, will be highly-active in 2019 now that’s she’s returned to full fitness and is edging closer to her title defense at Tokyo 2020. Read more

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Top battles in 2019 U52kg: Majlinda Kelmendi vs Uta Abe

3 Jan 2019 12:05

Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo returned to action with silver at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in October. While Kelmendi was recovering from surgery in 2018, Abe Uta took control of the weight category by beating teammate and defending champion Shishime Ai in the final. Read more

Result City Date
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
1Tel Aviv24 Jan
3Bucharest2018
1Tashkent2018
2Abu Dhabi2018

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