2023 Antalya Grand Slam

2023 Antalya Grand Slam

This Grand Slam is the last event before the World Judo Championships - Doha 2023

As the 2023 World Championships draw closer the Antalya Grand Slam brings extraordinary judo as the athletes begin to prepare themselves for World Championship qualification. 

The -81kg category was one to keep your eye on throughout the event. Since the end of 2022 we had lost sight of the bigger names in the division. Japan has not traveled as much, Saied Mollaei has taken some time off for rest, with Matthias Casse and Tato Grigalashvili only present for the Paris Grand Slam. For the first time this year, all will be ready to compete for the top spot in Antalya.

The Chinese women continue to push the needle in their favor and make noise across all of the women’s categories. Of the 600 hundred Judoka registered in Antalya, 14 of them are Chinese Women, with 2 per weight class, and 3 of them being ranked inside the WRL top 10 in their respective weight categories. They are making a serious campaign for the Paris Games.

As always here is a full breakdown of the 2023 Antalya Grand Slam medal count and results!

2023 Antalya Grand Slam Medal Count

  1. France - 5 Gold, 2 Bronze
  2. Netherlands - 2 Gold, 1 Silver
  3. Brazil - 2 Gold, 2 Bronze
  4. Japan - 1 Gold, 1 Silver

2023 Antalya Grand Slam Results:

Mens Divisions

-60kg

  1. Luka Mkheidze (FRA)
  2. Dilshot Khalmatov (UKR)
  3. Jorre Verstraeten (BEL)
  4. Nurkanat Serikbayev (KAZ)

-66kg

  1. Maxime Gobert (FRA)
  2. Erkhembayar Battogtokh (MGL)
  3. David Garcia Torne (ESP)
  4. Willian Lima (BRA)

-73kg

  1. Manuel Lombardo (ITA)
  2. Tsogtbaatar Tsend-Ochir (MGL)
  3. Vladyslav Kazimirov (UKR)
  4. Hidayat Heydarov (AZE)

-81kg

  1. Matthias Casse (BEL)
  2. Saeid Mollaei (AZE)
  3. Francois Gauthier Drapeau (CAN)
  4. Alpha Ouamr Djalo (FRA)

-90kg

  1. Noel Van T End (NED)
  2. Alex Cret (ROU)
  3. Artem Bubyr (UKR)
  4. Ivaylo Ivanov (BUL)

-100kg

  1. Aaron Fara (AUT)
  2. Daniel Eich (SUI)
  3. Bojan Dosen (SRB)
  4. Kyle Reyes (CAN)

+100kg

  1. Jelle Snippe (NED)
  2. Roy Meyer (NED)
  3. Woohyeok Song (KOR)
  4. Ibrahim Tataroglu (TUR)

Women’s Divisions

-48kg

  1. Blandine Pont (FRA)
  2. Shira Rishony (ISR)
  3. Baasankhuu Bavuudorj (MGL)
  4. Narantsetseg Ganbaatar (MGL)

-52kg

  1. Buchard Amandine (FRA)
  2. Chelsie Giles (GBR)
  3. Reka Pupp (HUN)
  4. Sita Kadamboeva (UZB)

-57kg

  1. Rafaela Silva (BRA)
  2. Christa Deguchi (CAN)
  3. Kaja Kajzer (SLO)
  4. Jessica Lima (BRA)

-63kg

  1. Ketleyn Quadros (BRA)
  2. Inbal Shemesh (ISR)
  3. Katharina Haecker (AUS)
  4. Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (CAN)

-70kg

  1. Saki Niizoe (JPN)
  2. Barbara Matic (CRO)
  3. Maya Goshen (ISR)
  4. Ai Tsunoda Roustant (ESP)

-78kg

  1. Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA)
  2. Shori Hamada (JPN)
  3. Alina Boehm (GER)
  4. Patricia Sampaio (POR)

+78kg

  1. Kayra Sayit (TUR)
  2. Milica Zabic (SRB)
  3. Romane Dicko (FRA)
  4. Hilal Ozturk (TUR)

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