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Balanced News: Judo Grand Slam returns to the land of Champions: Georgia

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The Tbilisi stadium was packed with judo-crazy Georgian fans on day one of what promises to be a thrilling Grand Slam event. Milica Nikolic won gold with a narrow win over the up-and-coming Andrea Stojadinov in an all-Serbian final. Vladimir Barta, the IJF Head Sport Director, awarded the medals. Azerbaijan’s Turan Bayramov put an end to Georgian hopes at -60kg with an amazing and unorthodox attack on Giorgi Sardalashvili – much to his delight. Shengeli Pitskhelauri, the Deputy Head of Georgia’s State Security Service awarded the medals. Uzbekistan’s talisman Diyora Keldiyorova faced Distria Krasniqi from Kosovo in the -52 kilo final – and she secured one of the biggest wins of her career, throwing Krasniqi twice, with her trademark drop technique and attacking style.

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