A post by Bloody Elbow Grappling Team member and Judo guy Ananse
This weekend is the IJF grand prix in Tiblisi, Georgia. As one of the larger events on the international calendar, it usually attracts some of the best talent in the world, all attempting to pick up ranking points towards the 2016 Olympics.
Georgia is fielding the full complement of male athletes it is allowed, 4 at every weight class. Not quite as many women though. 2012 Olympian and BJJ black belt Travis Stevens and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Martin of the USA will also be on the mats.
The finals start at 9 am EST, but until then you can watch the feed of the bracket matches right here.
The schedule of competition is as follows
Today's finals will feature:
Saturday 22nd March
Women: -63kg, -70kg
Men: -73kg, -81kg
Yesterday's matches were:
Women: -48kg, -52kg, -57kg
Men: -60kg, -66kg
And the next tomorrow will feature:
Sunday 23rd March
Women: -78kg, +78kg
Men: -90kg, -100kg, +100kg
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