Photographs by Tamara Kulumbegashvili, Gabriel Juan

Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam 2024 concluded in Almaty, Kazakhstan, providing judo athletes with a crucial opportunity to secure Olympic ranking points for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. As one of the last chances to solidify their qualifying positions or keep their hopes of qualifying alive, the event witnessed fierce competition and showcased the exceptional skills and determination of judo competitors from around the world. The tournament’s conclusion leaves athletes eagerly awaiting the final rankings and the selection of those who will represent their countries at the highly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympics.

 

Men -60kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Almaz Alsenov, CEO of Harvest Group, IJF partner, and Mr Ali Khamkhoyev, Vice President of Kazakhstan Judo Federation.

Final Results (-60 kg)

Men -66kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Vlad Marinescu, IJF Director General, and Mr Saken Mussaibekov, Vice President of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation.

Final Results (-66 kg)

Men -73kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Galymzhan Koishybayev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Mr Bukhbat Mashbat, IJF Referee Supervisor.

Men -81kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Nurlan Zhakupov, CEO of Samruk-Kazyna, sponsor of the Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam 2024, and Mr Vassilly Levit, head of the Astana City Sport Committee and boxing Olympic silver medallist.

Men -90kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Saken Mussaibekov, Vice President of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation, and Mr Aibek Imashev, CEO of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation.

Final Results (-90 kg)

7. CRET Alex (ROU)

Men -100kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Maksim Rakov, world champion, and Mr Ruslan Atygayev, guest of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation.

Final Results (-100 kg)

Men +100kg category

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Dr Askhat Zhitkeyev, Referee Director of the Judo Union of Asia, General Secretary of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation, and Olympic silver medallist, and Mr Serikbol Urazalin, Vice President of the Kazakhstan Judo Federation.