Since his European champion title in Tel Aviv, no one can stop him anymore. 7th final and 5th win in one year ! To believe that this title, won in his new weight category, gave him the surplus of confidence that it seemed to lack him until then. Sagi Muki (-81kg) made another big impression at the Baku Grand Slam. Winner of Belgiumâ€™s Mathias Casse in the Â½ final, his winner in the Abu Dhabi final last October, the Israeli defeated Bulgariaâ€™s Ivanov in the final.
In -73 kg, the intergenerational fight made in Azerbaijan occurred in the Â½ final and saw the victory of the young Hidayet Heydarov, 21 years old, against his elder Rustam Orujov, 27 years old. In the final, the World bronze medalist dominated Israelâ€™s Tohar Butbul to win his the 1st Grand Slam of his career.
In -52 kg, Israelâ€™s Gefen Primo won her 3rd medal on the IJF World Tour, again in bronze. Beaten by Japanâ€™s Shishime in the Â½ final, she then won against Switzerland Tschopp in repechage.