News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

First Grand Slam crown for Maryna Slutskaya

29 Oct 2018 17:20

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20181029_ijf_abudhabi_final_79_slutskaya_maryna_2

Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Maryna Slutskaya (BLR) was the last woman standing in the +78kg category as Belarus topped the medal podium. Two-time Grand Slam bronze medallist Slutskaya registered in the gold medal column for the first time at a showpiece IJF Grand Slam with a comprehensive triumph over Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Anne Fatoumata M Bairo (FRA).

Slutskaya left no doubt about it as she won by ippon and will now improve on her ranking of eighth place in the world.

In the first semi-final Antalya Grand Prix bronze medallist Galyna Tarasova (UKR) fell to M Bairo by a waza-ari score to guarantee the French delegation a medal on day three. In the second semi-final Slutskaya defeated Asian Games bronze medallist Wang Yan (CHN) by a waza-ari score after 29 seconds of golden score.

The first bronze medal was awarded to number one seed Iryna Kindzerska (AZE) who salvaged a place on the podium with a win over Wang. Azeri judoka Kindzerska claimed her sixth Grand Slam medal by a waza-ari score which was the only time the scoreboard was called upon in a slow paced contest.           

The second bronze medal was won by Ekaterinburg Grand Slam bronze medallist Carolin Weiss (GER) who held down Tarasova with osaekomi-waza for 20 seconds and ippon in the closing seconds of the contest. Weiss picked up her fifth Grand Slam medal by toppling her Ukrainian opponent who had nothing left to offer in her last contest in Abu Dhabi.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Anne M Bairo (FRA), Maryna Slutskaya (BLR) - Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2018, UAE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Maryna Slutskaya (BLR), Anne M Bairo (FRA), Iryna Kindzerska (AZE), Carolin Weiss (GER) - Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2018, UAE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Maryna Slutskaya (BLR) - Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2018, UAE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190728_grand_prix_zagreb_finals_km_podium_o78kg_place_1_akira_sone_jpn

Akira Sone positions herself as favourite for world stunt

28 Jul 2019 21:45

Sone Akira of Japan claimed heavyweight gold at the Grand Prix in Zagreb one month away from making her World Championships debut at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist Sone, 19, did not have to fight in the final as European Games silver medallist Larisa Ceric (BIH) unfortunately was sidelined after picking up an injury in her successful semi-final clash. Read more

20190624_minsk_cf_79_a34z0252_podium_79

Maryna Slutskaya gives judo in Belarus value with European gold

24 Jun 2019 22:50

Maryna Slutskaya gave the organisation of the European Games in Minsk a hell of a present. On the last day of the judo tournament the heavyweight captured the gold medal which was almost impossible. Slutskaya had some injuries over the two years and despite the home advantage she wasn’t the favourite. In judo though nothing is impossible and Slutskaya fought like a lion against a well know opponent Larisa Ceric from Bosnia Herzegovina. Read more

20190407_antalya_day3_tjf_zzzz7708_mikail_ozerler

Lots of surprises U90kg at day three in Minsk

24 Jun 2019 14:25

What an amazing battle field in the category U90kg where World Champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili lost too early against Swiss Ciril Grossklaus. It was just one of those surprises. 2017 European Champion Aleksandar Kukolj lost to Mikail Ozerler, the world’s runner up of 2017 who reached the final. Another Serbian Nemanja Majdov, 2017 World Champion, lost to Frazer Chamberlain (GBR) where Dutchman Noël van ‘t End won this pool and defeated Axel Clerget on the road. Read more

20181118_hve_gp_thehague_finals_241a4560_maryna_slutskaya

Belarus hopes for gold medal for Maryna Slutskaya

22 Jun 2019 12:55

There are enough heavyweight judoka in Europe to make the heavyweight category interesting. The major favourites for the home crowd will be Maryna Slutskaya, former number one of the World and 2017 European Champion. She might be just back in time for this unique opportunity for Belarus to win a European title at home. Read more

20190512_baku_edf_final_79_kalanina_yelyzaveta_ukr

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

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Tokyo27 Aug
1Fukuoka7 Apr
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
1Osaka2018
Result City Date
3Brasilia7 Oct
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Montreal5 Jul
2Fukuoka7 Apr
1Paris9 Feb

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description