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Teddy Riner: I will be back here in 2020

9 Feb 2019 17:05

This may be what the Parisian public will remember from the ceremony in honor of Teddy Riner: the ten-time world champion has announced that he will return to the tatami of the Accord Hotel Arena for the Paris Grand Slam 2020. But Beyond this announcement that has delighted the 15,000 spectators beyond imagination, the French also received his sixth dan from the hands of the IJF President Marius Vizer. Read more


Naohisa Takato unstoppable for his fourth victory

9 Feb 2019 12:30

Three-time and reigning world champion Takato Naohisa won his fourth title at the Grand Slam in Paris. Takato has never tasted defeat in Paris with four gold medals to show for four outings in France 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. In twenty contests he remained undefeated including his last battle against Yeldos Smetov. Read more


Maret and Iddir eyecatchers U100kg for French home crowd

9 Feb 2019 10:30

In the category U100kg France will look to the experienced duo of Olympic bronze medallist Cyrille Maret and Tel Aviv Grand Prix winner Alexandre Iddir for inspiration. Read more


Malonga and Tcheumeo fight in Paris for a place in the semis

9 Feb 2019 09:10

European champion Madeleine Malonga and double Olympic medallist Audrey Tcheumeo are locked in a battle for Tokyo 2020 selection but both will be urged on by the home faithful. Both are in the same pool to reach a place in the semi final in Paris. Read more


French darling Clarisse Agbegnenou wants to show five fingers

8 Feb 2019 20:25

French World champion Clarisse Agbegnenou has won her home Grand Slam on four occasions and will be the darling of the AccorHotels Arena this weekend. Read more


U81kg category breaks all records in the IJF World Tour

8 Feb 2019 16:35

The draw for the Grand Slam in Paris resulted in 336 male athletes, the second best participation in Paris since 2016 (353) and 2012 (345). In the women’s division 237 athletes is the second best number and only two athletes behind Paris in the Olympic year 2016. Read more


World Champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili cancels Paris

7 Feb 2019 12:50

World Champion Nikoloz Sherazadishvili won’t compete at the Grand Slam in Paris. He has a back injury and won’t be able to win a medal for the first time. The winner of the IJF World Masters has never won a medal in Paris. He lost to Kukolj in 2015, to Cheng in 2017 and in 2018 to Clerget, not the least, but this year the Spaniard is the number one of the world. Read more

Judo birthday

Merel Wit

Merel Wit (NED)
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