Qazaqstan Barsy Grand Slam

Qazaqstan Barsy Grand Slam

We saw fire and passion

Two weeks ago, the 2023 Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam was an amazing experience from start to finish. This year's event was held at the Barys Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan. On Day 1 we saw Italy run away in the nations medal count taking home two gold medals. On Day 2 it appeared that no other nations would oppose the Italians however, when day 3 rolled around it was clear that the rest of the competitors came prepared to fight. 

Spain continues to impress throughout the season. Following Garrigos unbelievable win at the world championships, Garcia Torne showed up in Astana winning the -66kg gold while teammates Martinez Abelenda, Gaitero Martin, Mosakhlishvili and Mendiola Izquieta all took medals back home to Spain as well. Spain finished at the top of the nations medal count following the conclusion of the event.

As always, France continues to make waves at all IJF level tournaments. Sarah Leonie Cysique -57kg took home their lone gold medal of the event. Cedric Revol -60kg and Maxime-Gael Ngayap Hambou -90kg brings home two silver medals. French judoka also garnered 4 bronze medals for a total of 7 medals at this event.

The host nation of Kazakhstan was also pleased with their performance. Taking home 6 medals in total. As early as day 1 we saw Magzhan Shamshadin -60kg top the podium for the host nation. Also on day one Gusman Kyrgyzbayev -66kg brought home their lone silver medal. Kazakhstan judoka took home a spectacular 5 bronze medals. Check out the full results for all weight categories down below!

2023 Qazaqstan Barsy Grand Slam Medal Count:

  1. Spain - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
  2. Italy - 2 Gold
  3. France - 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze
  4. Kazakhstan - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze

Mens Divisions:


  1. Magzhan Shamshadin (KAZ)
  2. Cedric Revolt (FRA)
  3. Doston Ruziev (UZB)
  4. Tornike Tsjakadoea (NED)


  1. David Garcia Torne (ESP)
  2. Gusman Kyrgyzbayev (KAZ)
  3. Maxime Gobert (FRA)
  4. Alberto Gaitero Martin (ESP)


  1. Makhmadbek Makhmadbekov (AIN)
  2. Adam Stodolski (POL)
  3. Daniyar Shamshayev (KAZ)
  4. Askar Narkulov (KAZ)


  1. Somon Makhmadbekov (TJK)
  2. Guilherme Schimidt (BRA)
  3. Jose Maria Mendiola Izquieta (ESP)
  4. Dominic Ressel (GER)


  1. Tristani Mosakhlishvili (ESP)
  2. Maxime-Gael Ngayap Hambou (FRA)
  3. Axel Clerget (FRA)
  4. Theodoros Tselidis (GRE)


  1. Matvey Kanikovskiy (AIN)
  2. Dzhafar Kostoev (UAE)
  3. Islam Bozbayev (KAZ)
  4. Zlatko Kumric (CRO)


  1. Tamerlan Bashaev (AIN)
  2. Temur Rakhimov (TJK)
  3. Valeriy Endovitskiy (AIN)
  4. Galymzhan Krikbay (KAZ)

Womens Divisions


  1. Assunta Scutto (ITA)
  2. Laura Martinez Abelenda (ESP)
  3. Khalimajon Kurbonova (UZB)
  4. Kristina Dudina (AIN)


  1. Odette Giuffrida (ITA)
  2. Ryoko Takeda (JPN)
  3. Sita Kadamboeva (UZB)
  4. Gultaj Mammadaliyeva (AZE)


  1. Sarah Leonie Cysique (FRA)
  2. Nora Gjakova (KOS)
  3. Qi Cai (CHN)
  4. Julie Beurskens (NED)


  1. Jisu Kim (KOR)
  2. Katharina Haecker (AUS)
  3. Joanna Van Lieshout (NED)
  4. Laura Fazliu (KOS)


  1. Elisavet Teltsidou (GRE)
  2. Sanne Van Dijke (NED)
  3. Aoife Coughlan (AUS)
  4. Kim Polling (CHN)


  1. Mao Izumi (JPN)
  2. Patricia Sampaio (POR)
  3. Madeleine Malonga (FRA)
  4. Fanny Estelle Posvite (FRA)


  1. Xu Shiyan (CHN)
  2. Marit Kamps (NED)
  3. Xin Su (CHN)
  4. Akerke Ramazanova (KAZ)

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