Sunday, 2 December 2012

Records and summary of the Grand Slam Tokyo


Out of 268 participants at the Grand Slam judo in Tokyo Japan dominated the event taking 10 gold medals. Korea did well with three gold medals and The Netherlands claimed the only gold medal for Europe. Dutch Linda Bolder came to Tokyo on her own expenses as the only representative of her country and won for the first time in her career a Grand Slam. Because of her 300 points she jumps at the World Ranking to the ninth position, coming from 18 last week.

Grand Slam Tokyo Japan; Linda Bolder; Kim Jae-Bum


The Korean men won three weight categories. The victory of Kim Jae-Bum was not a surprise U81kg. The double World Champion and Olympic Champion won his second Grand Slam in his career.
His compatriot Lee Kyu-Won was the winner U90kg. Heavyweight Kim Sung-Min defeated the higest ranked, Rafael Silva of Brazil, in the final.

Special was the age of some of the Japanese winners at this events. Naohisa Takato and Megumi Tsugane won their categories at the age of 17. 

Read more about their age records here:

The performances of Europe were very poor. So successful at the Olympic Games, but at this event only nine medals from the most powerful continent in judo. Just one gold medal. Last year at the same event Europe claimed 16 medals, the same amount as in 2010.


Watch the medal table below

Medal table

Gold medal distributionGold medal distribution all editions
JapanKoreaNetherlands21.4%71.4%
JapanKorea1/310.3%74.9%
#CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1
Japan
10
8
8
26
2
Korea
3
0
3
6
3
Netherlands
1
0
0
1
4
Cuba
0
2
2
4
5
Brazil
0
1
4
5
6
France
0
1
3
4
7
Russia
0
1
1
2
8
Greece
0
1
0
1
9
Kazakhstan
0
0
2
2
10
Mongolia
0
0
2
2
11
Belgium
0
0
1
1
12
Canada
0
0
1
1
13
Taipei
0
0
1
1


1 comment:

  1. I will definitely try to make it out. It looks like it will be a great event!
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