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Dutch delight for Tornike Tsjakadoea who earns first IJF title

13 Oct 2018 09:30

Dutchman Tornike Tsjakadoea defeated Minsk European Open silver medallist Luka Mkheidze (FRA) to win the U60kg title of the Grand Prix in Cancun. Mkheidze took the lead with a waza-ari score after 89 seconds before his rival fought back. Tsjakadoea is finally a lightweight who breaks through,a long wish of the Dutch team. Read more

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Spain is inspired: unseeded Spaniard Perez Box wins gold in Cancun

13 Oct 2018 09:25

Ana Perez Box of Spain was the shock winner of the U52kg gold medal as she defeated four-time Grand Prix medallist Agata Perenc (POL) in the final. Hohhot Grand Prix bronze medallist Perez Box won her first IJF final appearance at expense of Tashkent Grand Prix silver medallist Perenc by a waza-ari score to send her country to the top of the medal podium for the time being. Read more

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Paula Pareto on fire for Argentina

13 Oct 2018 09:20

Rio 2016 Olympic champion and 2018 world bronze medallist Paula Pareto of Argentina won the first Cancun Grand Prix 2018 gold medal with victory in the lightest category of the competition on Friday evening. Pareto has just arrived from Buenos Aires where the veteran was an Athlete Role Model at her home Youth Olympic Games. Read more

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Aram Grigoryan wins all-Russian final against Puliaev

13 Oct 2018 08:55

Russian judoka Aram Grigoryan controlled three-time world silver medallist Mikhail Puliaev with a professional display to win U66kg gold. Tunis Grand Prix bronze medallist Grigoryan struck IJF gold for the first time as Puliaev toiled and was far below his best. Read more

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Rafaela Silva recovers and wins fifth Grand Prix title

13 Oct 2018 08:45

Brazilian Olympic champion Rafaela Silva avenged her opening World Championships contest defeat at the hands of world number 10 Jessica Klimkait (CAN) by beating her rival for gold in the U57kg final in Cancun. Read more

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European Champion Lukas Krpalek back in action in Cancun

12 Oct 2018 13:40

The Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun will be full of athletes starting from Friday. In Mexico the second edition of the Grand Prix will be held. Olympic Champion U100kg Lukas Krpalek moved to the +100kg weight class after the Rio Games. This year he became European Champion in Tel Aviv but at the World Championships he missed out on a medal. Read more

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Top athletes in Mexico for Grand Prix Cancun

12 Oct 2018 09:40

With just a few events to go in the IJF Tour, the international elite athletes visiting Mexico this weekend for the Grand Prix in Cancun. The second edition of this tournament attracted a few Rio 2016 Olympic champions such as Paula Pareto (ARG), Rafaela Silva (BRA) and Lukas Krpalek (CZE). Read more

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