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Vladimir Putin makes Russian team and himself smile on the mat

14 Feb 2019 18:10

A smiling Putin took part in a training session on Thursday. Putin had a sparring with 2016 Olympic judo champion Beslan Mudranov in the resort city of Sochi, during which he injured one of the fingers on his right hand. The incident did not prevent Putin from continuing the training. 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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Larisa Ceric lights Olympic flame at EYOF Winter Games

10 Feb 2019 22:00

Bosnia Herzegovina judo star Larisa Ceric had a special reason for missing the Paris Grand Slam as the Bosnian star was selected to light the Olympic flame for the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) on Sunday 10 February. Read more

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Italian youngsters show their potential in Follonica

10 Feb 2019 21:55

The development of Italian judo is going fast. Not only at senior and junior level but also at cadet level Italy excels, especially in the girls division. At the Cadet European Cup in Follonica Italy claimed six gold medals. With fourteen medals Italy won the medal table. The girls won nine medals and four gold medals. Russia was the strongest among the young men. 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

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Georgian great Liparteliani completes Paris hat-trick

10 Feb 2019 21:30

Olympic and world silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) held up three fingers to signify his third win at at the Paris Grand Slam. Former world champion Wolf Aaron (JPN) was caught with a uchi-mata for a waza-ari score and Georgia’s captain fantastic held on to win his country’s first gold medal at the first Grand Slam of the year. Read more

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