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Judo titles tumble at Tiblisi's Grand Prix tournament


Judo titles tumble at Tiblisi's Grand Prix tournament


She won the Grand Slam event in Tokyo, now Slovenia’s Tina Tristenjak has bossed the under 63-kilo category in Tiblisi, too.

The number two seed added another judo title to her collection by beating Mongolia’s Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren, a surprise finalist after knocking out the top seed in round two.

Youth beat experience in the 70 kilo category as 21 year-old Szaundra Diedrich
beat the 32 year-old Olympic bronze medallist Gevrise Emane to win her first IJF Gold medal.

In the men’s under 73-kilo category Azerbaijan’s Rustam Orujov took on all comers, the number three seed beating the world champion on his way to the Gold Medal.

And in the minus 81.-kilos category Russia’s Alan Khubetsov has won the top prize, beating local Georgian fighter Ushangi Margiani. It is only his second Grand Prix title.

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