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Dusseldorf Grand Slam provides opportunity to earn valuable Olympic qualification points

Feb. 20, 2020, 6:48 p.m. (ET)


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USA Judo’s top 2020 Olympic hopefuls and senior elite level athletes will be looking to earn valuable Olympic qualification and world ranking points this weekend in Germany at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam International Judo Federation World Tour event.


The 2020 Dusseldorf Grand Slam will be held February 21-23 at the 6,500 seat ISS Dome in Dusseldorf. Close to 700 competitors from 117 countries are expected to compete. Top USA Judo Olympic contender and 2016 Olympian, Angelica Delgado (Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center/NYAC) will lead the team looking to solidify her Olympic standing. On the men’s side, Adonis Diaz (Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center/NYAC) is hoping a strong showing in this event will propel him to a strong finish of the rest of the Olympic qualification period.  John Jayne and Amelia Fulgentes (Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center) will be looking to ride the momentum from their performances in the Paris Grand Slam just two weeks ago where they earned 160 and 120 points respectfully.


For those wanting to follow the event live, it will be streamed at


The roster of USA Judo athletes competing at the 2020 Dusseldorf Grand Slam is listed below:



-48kg; Jenna Schurr (Torrance, Calif./U.C. Davis Judo Club)

-52kg; Angelica Delgado (Miami, Fla./Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center/NYAC)

-57kg; Leilani Akiyama (Escondido, Calif.)

-57kg; Amelia Fulgentes (Simi Valley, Calif./ Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center)

-63kg; Alisha Galles (Lancaster, Calif./New York Athletic Club)

-63kg; Hannah Martin (Schenectady, N.Y./ New York Athletic Club)

-78kg; Nicole Stout (Schenectady, N.Y./Jason Morris Judo Center)

+78kg; Nina Cutro-Kelly (Selma, Texas/Universal Judo)



-60kg; Adonis Diaz (Hileah, Fla./Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center/NYAC)

-66kg; Alaa El Idrissi (Philadelphia, Pa./El Idrissi Judo Academy)

-73 kg; Alex Turner (Whitesboro, N.Y./ New York Athletic Club)

-81kg; Kell Berliner (Schenectady, N.Y./Jason Morris Judo Center)

-81kg; Nick Delpopolo (Ft. Worth, Texas/ Ft. Worth Judo Club)

-90kg; John Jayne (Chicago, Ill.)

-100kg; L.A. Smith III (Rahway, N.J.)

+100kg Greg Prior (San Mateo, Calif./San Jose State University Judo)



Jhonny Prado (Ki-itsu-sai National Training Center)


IJF Referee Assignment:

Robert Donaldson (College Park Judo Club, Inc.)


Please monitor the USA Judo website at and social media channels for more information. The IJF social media hashtag for the event is #JudoDusseldorf.