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Maryna Cherniak simply takes over winstreak for the Ukraine

16 Nov 2018 22:40

Maryna Cherniak of the Ukraine won her second Grand Prix title with victory over World Championships participant Xiong Yao (CHN) in the U48kg final. Xiong, who finished fifth at the Asian Games and seventh at the Tokyo Grand Slam last year, opened the scoring by rolling over her Ukrainian opponent who had failed with a uchi-mata attempt for a waza-ari score. Read more

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Big clashes in the Hague with 242 men lined-up

15 Nov 2018 15:55

A total of 242 men will be fighting for 7 gold medals at the Grand Prix of The Hague. With World Champions Saeid Mollaei (IRI) and Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) in the field and some of last year’s winners, the Grand Prix of Holland moves one and almost doubled the participants. Read more

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170 women in The Hague for Grand Prix gold

15 Nov 2018 14:50

The draw at the Grand Prix of The Hague delivered some fine first round matches. With two world champions in the field and 412 participants coming from 62 nations the second edition of the Grand Prix in Holland almost doubled its participants field compared to last year. 242 Men and 170 Women will battle for the medals and valuable points for the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

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IJF Sports Director Jeong Ki -Young gives the example as former World Champion

15 Nov 2018 14:00

IJF Hall of Famer Jeon Ki-Young (KOR) is one of judo’s most celebrated judoka. The Atlanta 1996 Olympic champion, who is now an IJF Sports Director, cast his mind back to his early days in the sport and when he first harboured the ambitions of one day becoming a world champion. Read more

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Sanne time at Grand Prix The Hague

14 Nov 2018 11:30

Sanne van Dijke, Sanne Vermeer, Sanne Verhagen - it's easy to understand how one could easily find themselves confused this weekend. It’s Sanne time at the Grand Prix in The Hague. The Dutch are arriving with a team of 46 athletes and will try to match the 12 medals they were able to win last year. Five of those were gold. Read more

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Mammadali Mehdiyev takes gold for Azerbaijan in Tashkent

11 Nov 2018 17:50

The first final of the day opposed the Hungarian and top seeded athlete, Toth Krisztian, who had to go to the golden score in the semi-final Mikail Ozerler (TUR), to qualify for the last match. But slightly injured during the preliminary rounds, Toth did not compete in the final and the victory went to Mammadali Mehdiyev (AZE). Read more

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Third gold Loriana Kuka icing on the cake for Kosovo

11 Nov 2018 17:25

Like her three compatriots, finalists on the first day at the Grand Prix in Tashkent (2 gold, 1 silver), Loriana Kuka (KOS) qualified with a lot of control for the final of U78kg despite not being one of the seeded athlete when the competition started. In the final, she found on her way the Austrian Bernadette Graf, who from the first matches was very fit. Read more

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