Paris Grand Slam

Paris Grand Slam

A sneak peak into the 2024 Olympic Games

Celebrating 50 years of the Paris Grand Slam, the 2024 edition offers a unique perspective, giving us a sneak peek into the Olympic Games coming to Paris this July. Over the course of the three days, it allowed us to get a small idea of the atmosphere that awaits us during the 2024 Paris Games. 

This year, the Paris Grand Slam set personal records for competing athletes (621) as well as competing nations (107)! France emerged as one of the top judo nations ahead of the Paris Games. They finished at the top of the medal count with no less than 6 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 5 bronze medals. Both Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbegnenou had fantastic results while representing the host nation. Teddy secured his record setting 8th victory at the Paris Grand Slam. Equally incredible, Clarisse had won her 7th victory at the Paris Grand Slam, her first since 2020! These are for sure, good omens for the French Judoka ahead of the Paris Games. 

Check out the full results from all weight classes down below!

2024 Paris Grand Slam Medal Count

  1. France - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze
  2. Japan - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
  3. Germany - 2 Gold, 
  4. Turkey - 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Mens Divisions

-60kg

  1. Luka Mkheidze (FRA)
  2. Harim Lee (KOR)
  3. Taiki Nakamura (JPN)
  4. Francisco Garrigos (ESP)

-66kg

  1. Takeshi Takeoka (JPN)
  2. Joshiro Maruyama (JPN)
  3. Narmandakh Bayanmunkh (UAE)
  4. David Garcia Torne (ESP)

-73kg

  1. Tatsuki Ishihara (JPN)
  2. Giorgi Chikhelidze (GEO)
  3. Akil Gjakova (KOS)
  4. Shakhram Akhadov (UZB)

-81kg

  1. Matthias Casse (BEL)
  2. Zelim Tckaev (AZE)
  3. Francois Gauthier Drapeau (CAN)
  4. Timur Arbuzov (AIN)

-90kg

  1. Mihael Zgank (TUR)
  2. Eljan Hajiyev (AZE)
  3. Maxime-Gael Ngayap Hambou (FRA)
  4. Erlan Sherov (KGZ)

-100kg

  1. Aaron Wolf (JPN)
  2. Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP)
  3. Aleksandar Kukolj (SRB)
  4. Nurlykhan Sharkhan (KAZ)

+100kg

  1. Teddy Riner (FRA)
  2. Minjong Kim (KOR)
  3. Kanta Nakano (JPN)
  4. Alisher Yusupov (UZB)

Women's Division

-48kg

  1. Shirine Boukli (FRA)
  2. Wakana Koga (JPN)
  3. Laura Martinez Abelenda (ESP)
  4. Assunta Scutto (ITA)

-52kg

  1. Distria Krasniqi (KOS)
  2. Chelsie Giles (GBR)
  3. Ariane Toro Soler (ESP)
  4. Kisumi Omori (JPN)

-57kg 

  1. Faiza Mokdar (FRA)
  2. Christa Deguchi (CAN)
  3. Jessica Klimkait (CAN)
  4. Sarah Leonie Cysique (FRA)

-63kg

  1. Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA)
  2. Katarina Kristo (CRO)
  3. Lucy Renshall (GBR)
  4. Gankhaich Bold (MGL)

-70kg

  1. Miriam Butkereit (GER)
  2. Marie Eve Gahie (FRA)
  3. Barbara Matic (CRO)
  4. Pinot Margaux (FRA)

-78kg

  1. Anna-Maria Wagner (GER)
  2. Alice Bellandi (ITA)
  3. Guusje Steenhuis (NED)
  4. Madeleine Malonga (FRA)

+78kg

  1. Romane Dicko (FRA)
  2. Kayra Ozdemir (TUR)
  3. Lea Fontaine (FRA)
  4. Raz Hershko (ISR)

From the competitors, to the atmosphere, and to the results, what we saw in Paris this past weekend could be mirrored during the Olympic Games. It was interesting (to say the least) that being a World Champion does not guarantee a victory at the Paris Grand Slam. To say the least, the judo was excellent, the organization was smooth, and the sneak peak we got to enjoy ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games was perfect! Although the stadium will not be the same, the atmosphere and the emotion will undoubtedly be stronger come July during the Olympic Games.

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