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02  mars     15h00
Matthias Casse remains undefeated at U81kg this year
   Another victory for Belgium’s World number one Matthias Casse. After the grand slam in Paris, Casse has done it again in Tashkent in his division u kg. Casse and Shamil Borchashvili AUT began the final in a balanced fashion, with both prepared to go all the way. Casse was attacking while the...
Miriam Butkereit positions for Paris medal
   After five silvers and three bronzes, the year old Miriam Butkereit GER stood on top of the podium at a grand slam, getting the better of Margaux Pinot FRA in the women’s kg final in Tashkent.
Clarisse Agbegnenou makes judo look easy
   The final for women U kg of the Grand Slam in Tashkent was between two familiar countries but only one familiar athlete. France was represented by Clarisse Agbegnenou and Japan by Momo Tatsukawa. Agbegnenou always looks confident, when it’s hard, when she’s blocked, always confident. With superior...
Manuel Lombardo warming up for the blockbusters
   The hosts Uzbekistan were hopeful of a positive finish on day two of the Grand Slam in Tashkent with no less than of the top seeds U kg being Uzbekistan. First, third and sixth positions were occupied by Murodjon Yuldoshev, Shakhram Akhadov and Obidkhon Nomanov respectively.
01  mars     15h25
Twelve years after her Olympic medal Priscilla Gneto still counts
   Each year Priscilla Gneto wins a Grand Slam, however again this early in the season is a surprise for the year old French who defeated Haruka Funakubo in the final U kg. Her third Grand Slam victory in her career. How many candidates can you have U kg as French committee. Gneto still counts as...
Tajik Nurali Emomali prolongs Tashkent title
   Tournament gold medallist of last year in Tashkent Nurali Emomali TJK prolonged his title of last year. It was therefore a final between two underdogs that allowed the public to rejoice, between Baruch Shmailov ISR and Nurali Emomali TJK . Baruch Shmailov ISR , currently ranked a distant th...
Amandine Buchard looks ready for the Games
   Another gold medal for Amandine Buchard at the Grand Slam in Tashkent, but she had to work hard and eventually she came away victorious in the U kg category, living up to the top seed billing.
First Grand Slam gold for Doston Ruziev
   Doston Ruziev UZB was not fazed by the sight of Giorgi Sardalashvili GEO . The local hero was not among the top names to take the gold medal but such is the nature of judo at his own Grand Slam in Tashkent. A few seconds can change the fate of a match and Ruziev’s smile at the end of the final...
Sabina Giliazova close to Olympic qualification after gold in Tashkent
   Gold medallist for women U kg Sabina Giliazova AIN at the Grand Slam in Tashkent never had the sensation of winning a Grand Slam. After two silver medals and three bronzes, three was finally the taste of gold for Giliazova who made a huge step to the Olympic Games qualification.
Baruch Shmailov makes remarkable comeback in tashkent
   Israeli judoka Baruch Shmailov has made a remarkable comeback, reaching the final of an IJF World Tour event after undergoing meniscus surgery last year. The IJF Masters winner in faced setbacks at the Judo World Championships in Doha but has since showed he still counts.