The home team is allowed to field four contestants per category on the World Judo Tour and Russia took full advantage on day two in Kazan.
Day one of the Kazan Grand Slam was packed with spectacular, high-action judo that delighted the fans allowed to return to the stands.
On the final day of the Antalya Grand Slam, it was the turn of the heavyweights to put on their show and Sweden’s Marc Nyman offered a masterclass in newaza, or floor-based judo.
Turkish athletes were out in force, displaying the incredible passion the home nation has for the sport of judo.
Japan’s Abe Hifumi is our man of the day. This was the 66kg double World Champion’s first outing on the tour since qualifying for the Olympics late last year and he flew through the preliminaries.
Day three of the Tbilisi Grand Slam had some spectacular moments to remeber. Three countries won two gold medals: Mongolia (third place), Canada (second place) and Georgia (first place), while 22 have medallists and 36 placed athletes in the final block.
Canada comes out strongly with two finalists, including a title, while Brazil and Belgium beat the odds in two still hotly contested categories.
Slick judo displays all around leave five countries with five gold medals at the close of day 1 at the International Judo Federation's 2021 Grand Slam in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Japan and Mongolia took most of this years' top spots in Tashkent but Uzbekistan clinched 2 silvers and a bronze.
Local crowds were thrilled with strong performances from their home competitors and a weekend jam-packed with jaw-dropping judo mastery.
In another day filled with stunning displays of judo, the middleweights battled it out for victory on day two. Japanese judoka took home another two gold medals with Italy and Mongolia adding one each.
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The heavyweights lined up for the final day of the Doha Masters, with 10-time World Champion Teddy Riner happy to be among them.
On day two of the 2021 World Judo Masters, our woman of the day was four-time World Champion Clarisse Agbegnenou, who was once again on top form, dispatching her early opponents in the under -63kg category with an incredible display of ura nages.
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The second day of the Hungarian Judo Grand Slam was opened by Dr Gergely Gulyas, who introduced what proved to be an epic day of Judo.