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Iryna Kindzerska hits the golden jackpot in Tashkent

11 Nov 2018 17:05

With 10 medals on the World Judo Tour, Carolin Weiss (GER) was again present in the final block of a major IJF event. She was opposed to the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist, Iryna Kindzerska (AZE). Despite the difference in weight, the first half of the match seemed to be fairly balanced and as the two competitors entered the last minute, only shido had been distributed, two to Weiss, one to Kindzerska. Read more

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Krisztian Toth injured before finals in Tashkent

11 Nov 2018 12:35

Toth Krisztian of Hungary is a sort of scarecrow in a category that should not escape him, in theory at least, as in Judo we know that anything is always possible. Nevertheless, the 2014 world silver medalist and finalist of the last Abu Dhabi Grand Slam has all the cards in hand to win the Grand Prix of Tashkent, as he did on August 10 at the Budapest Grand Prix, but a small injury he suffered in the first rounds is preventing him from fighting the final. Read more

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Didar Khamza breaks through with gold in Tashkent

10 Nov 2018 17:00

The final for men U81kg of the Grand Prix in Tashkent saw the Kazakh Didar Khamza (KAZ) and Nyamsuren Dagvasuren (MGL). battling for gold The Mongol was quickly penalized with a first shido. With one minute and 13 seconds on the scoreboard, Nyamsuren, who had been working to find an opportunity, finally got one, with a precise low-o-uchi-gari for Waza-ari. Read more

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Michaela Polleres overcomes Giovanna Scoccimarro in top final

10 Nov 2018 16:30

The final for women U70kg at the Grand Prix in Tashkent opposed two former junior world medallists as the 2017 Junior World Champion, Giovanna Scoccimarro (GER) faced the 2017 Junior World medallist, Michaela Polleres (AUT). Within a minute, both athletes were penalized with a shido for passivity. Read more

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Mungunchimeg Baldorj dominates U63kg division in Tashkent

10 Nov 2018 16:25

With her best result in 2018 being a seventh place at the Paris Grand Slam, Baldorj Mungunchimeg (MGL) today achieved her best performance of the season. In the final of the Grand Slam in Tashkent she was opposed to another outsider Maria Centracchio (ITA), who finished with bronze at the Glasgow European Open 2018. Read more

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Khikmatillokh Turaev defeats Igor Wandtke in thrilling golden score

10 Nov 2018 16:25

After having eliminated top seed athlete Tommy Macias (SWE) in the third round of the Grand Slam in Tashkent, Khikmatillokh Turaev (UZB), strongly supported by the audience, entered the final against Igor Wandtke (GER). The public was already chanting, way before the two athletes entered the arena as Turaev could be the first gold medal for the host country. Read more

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Day two in Tashkent: Maria Centracchio rewarded for her hard work

10 Nov 2018 11:55

The second day of the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan delivered a few surprising finalists. Italian Maria Centracchio is back, and even succeeding at this high level. She had previously never won a medal in the IJF World Tour, with just two World Cup medals in 2015 and 2016 to her credit. Suddenly, after a period of injuries and hard work, anything seems possible in the final in Tashkent for the 24-year old. Read more

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