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Austria celebrates historic double gold in Oberwart  16h05 16 février
Despite te victory of Japan at the European Open in Oberwart, the Austrian male athletes can be satisfied about their performance at the Euro Open with two gold medals. It was 2001 when two Austrian took gold for their home country. On Sunday Wachid Borchashvili showed he was capable of snatching...
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Ketleyn Quadros sets new records with victory in Bratislava  16h00 16 février
Brazil and Japan were the winning nations at the European Open in Bratislava. Both countries captured three gold medals in the women’s edition of the World Cup event where 100 points were at stake for the winners of each category. There was one gold medal for Anka Pogacnik of Slovenia who defeated...
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Paris Grand Slam Review  11h50 11 février
The Paris Gram Slam is always meet the expectations. Each year it is guaranteed fireworks. The French know how to create an amazing environment, supported by their locals and enjoying themselves in every match. Besides great ippons and unforgettable contests, the Paris Grand Slam always brings...
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Peter Paltchik edges out personal hero Varlam Liparteliani  18h50 10 février
World number six Peter Paltchik of Israel narrowly defeated Olympic silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) in a closely contested U100kg final. The Georgian star, who had his family in the crowd waving their country’s unmistakable flag, came up just short in his quest to win the Paris major for...
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Matthias Casse writes history for Belgium  02h10 10 février
World Masters winner Matthias Casse ruled the -81kg category in Paris with a tactically astute showing against Tashkent Grand Prix winner Sharofiddin Boltaboev (UZB) in the final. The high-quality Belgian judoka had enough nous and power to contain the Uzbek who was penalised for the third and...
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Henk Grol stuns to second Paris gold with 9 year gap  21h50 09 février
World number seven Henk Grol of the Netherlands ripped up the script and forced the rows of journalists to rewrite their fleeting headlines after beating World Judo Masters bronze medallist Kageura Kokoro (JPN) to win heavyweight gold. It was in 2011 that Henk Grol captured the Paris gold but then...
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First Grand Slam triumph for Romane Dicko  18h50 09 février
The French crowd witnessed the emergence of a new star as Tel Aviv Grand Prix winner Romane Dicko dominated world number eight Maryna Slutskaya of Belarus to provide the hosts with women’s heavyweight gold.
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Nikoloz Sherazadishvili seals fourth Grand Slam victory  18h25 09 février
Former world champion from Spain Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) won his first Paris Grand Slam title as he surged past former world bronze medallist Nagasawa Kenta (JPN). World number one Sherazadishvili launched Nagasawa with a gigantic o-goshi as the Japanese judoka must have felt like he was in...
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Madeleine Malonga secures Olympic selection  17h10 09 février
French World champion Madeleine Malonga defeated World Judo Masters winner Fanny Estelle Posvite (FRA) in a disappointing final as both judoka cancelled each other out and were reluctant to take any risks. World number one Malonga retained her Paris title by seeing off world number 13 Posvite, who...
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Yoko Ono illustrates Olympic credentials with Paris gold  16h50 09 février
Osaka Grand Slam winner Yoko Ono of Japan defeated Hohhot Grand Prix winner Saki Niizoe with one of the throws of the day to capture her fifth Grand Slam title. Ono, who almost scored at will in the preliminaries with her lethal uchi-mata, caught her colleague in golden score with a textbook ippon...