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Rafaela Silva is back with gold in Budapest

10 Aug 2018 20:30

Olympic champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil made an overdue appearance on the top of the podium on day one as the Brazilian hero defeated European silver medallist Theresa Stoll (GER) in the final. Silva last won gold at Rio 2016 and her last IJF gold medal was also back in 2016 (Tbilisi Grand Prix) but rediscovered her best form today. Read more


Japan’s Tagawa is the last man standing in 61-strong field

10 Aug 2018 20:05

Tagawa Kenzo of Japan prevailed at U66kg as he negotiated a talent-rich field which was also the biggest in the competition. From the 61 judoka who started out this morning, Düsseldorf Grand Slam winner Tagawa Kenzo was the last man onto the U66kg podium as the gold medallist recorded his second IJF win. Read more


Ryuju Nagayama wins at Grand Prix debut

10 Aug 2018 19:25

Nagayama Ryuju of Japan put on a masterclass in the U60kg category as he won gold at his first Grand Prix event. Former world number one Nagayama, 22, powered to the summit of the category with three Grand Slam gold medals but has recently been replaced by world champion Takato Naohisa who is still world number one. Read more


Natsumi Tsunoda wins gold on first Grand Prix outing

10 Aug 2018 19:05

Japanese Tsunoda Natsumi won on her Grand Prix debut to keep the pressure on her U52kg rivals in Japan. Former Tokyo Grand Slam winner Tsunoda, who lost to teammate Shishime Ai in the Worlds final in Budapest a year ago, left as a winner this time after winning all five of her contests by ippon. Read more


Hiromi Endo simply loves golden Budapest

10 Aug 2018 18:30

Japanese judoka Endo Hiromi won her third IJF title in Budapest as she repeated her 2016 Grand Prix victory in the city where she also won the Cadet Worlds in 2009. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Endo is Japan’s number three at U48kg. Read more


Budapest sets all time Grand Prix participants record

10 Aug 2018 10:20

This weekend’s Grand Prix in Budapest has a stunning number of participants: 576. It’s the most crowded Grand Prix ever in the history of the World Tour. Düsseldorf had the record with the first three positions, with 554 in 2012. At the draw in Budapest 576 judoka were announced at the third opportunity to gain points for the 2020 Olympic Games qualification. Read more


Tough pool for Deguchi with Rafaela Silva and Corina Stefan

9 Aug 2018 20:30

Christa Deguchi of Canada is the only judoka in the sport who has won gold at the two opening events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification phase. Japan-based Deguchi, 22, has won five gold medals from five outings this year. Paris Grand Slam winner won the Hohhot Grand Prix and Zagreb Grand Prix, both first two events of the qualification. Read more

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