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Inaugural Judo Grand Prix Budapest comes to a close


Inaugural Judo Grand Prix Budapest comes to a close


The second and final day of the inaugural Judo Grand Prix in Budapest took place on Sunday.

Germany’s Iljana Marzok reigned supreme in the -70kg division.

Russian youngster Khasan Khalmurzaev won an all-Russian -81kg final against compatriot and two-time World Judo Masters bronze medallist Sirazhudin Magomedov.

Double world silver medallist Nishiyama Daiki upset the home crowd beating Hungarian Krisztian Toth in the -90kg division.

European silver medallist Marhinde Verkerk of Netherlands was all smiles on top of the -78 kilo podium.

Three-time world bronze medallist Megumi Tachimoto of Japan beat Ukraine’s Svitlana Laromka to lift the over 78 kilo crown.

While European silver medallist Adam Okruashvili celebrated the over 100 kilo title, Dutch judoka Henk Grol continued to warm up nicely for August’s World Championships by beating Ryunosuke Haga in the under 100 kilo class.

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