The judo season officially began with the completion of the Paris Grand Slam 2013. Day two comes to an end with IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer, “pleased” with the results of the games implementing the new rules for the International Judo Federation.
Judokas all over the globe watched the grand slam to see how the new rules would play part during the tournament. Some of the new rules are, shido at the border of the mat, no points scored for shidos and no grabbing below the belt, both offensively and defensively to name a few. These new rule were heavy enforced leading to a few matches ended by four shidos.
(ABOVE: ORTIZ (CUBA) loses via shidos winner TACHIMOTO (JAPAN)
The tournament was broadcasted to the world via ippon.tv courtesy of www.ijf.org. You were able to watch your choice of match at what ever weight division with the advent of coverage on the three separate mats.
This years top winners of the Paris Grand Slam 2013 (February 9-10, 2013)
Men Results Paris Grand Slam 2013
-60 kg TAKATO, Naohisa (JPN)
-66 kg LAROSE, David (FRA) (Two time consecative winner)
-73 kg KHASHBAATAR, Tsagaanbaatar (MGL)
-81 kg IMAMVO, Yakhyo (UZB)
-90 kg LIPARTELIANI, Varlam (GEO)
-100 kg KRPALEK, L ukas (CZE)
+100 kg RINER, Teddy (FRA) (Two time consecutive winner)
Women Results Paris Grand Slam 2013
-48 kg ASAMI, Haruna (JPN)
-52 kg HASHIMOTO, Yuki (JPN)
-57 kg PAVIA, Automne (FRA)
-63 kg AGBEGNENOU, Clarisse (FRA)
-70 kg POLLING, Kim (NED)
-78 kg LOUETTE, Lucie (FRA)
+78 kg TACHIMOTO, Megumi (JPN)
Paris’s home town favorites, Teddy Riner +100 kg, and David Larose -66kg come up with the Gold to represent France again in the grand slam.
MEDALS STANDING PARIS GRAND SLAM 2013 (top three winning countries)
France 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Japan: 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 10 Bronze
Mongolia: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
The fans of judo, should be pleased at the results of the tournament. The new rules went into effect with the approval of the IJF. See you next year at the Paris Grand Slam 2014. As always workout, drink be merry.