Kelmendi to wrestle home another gold medal!

By: Valon Xoxa    February 11, 2014

There is no stopping with Majlinda. The current world champion has just proved that once again, it will take more than just hard work to defeat someone of her ranking.

Majlinda Kelmendi was quick to break her opponent, with a stellar “ippon”, thus polishing the shine on her Gold Medal within the 52kg category within the Paris Grand Slam. The Kosovan warrior finished her duel in 1 min and 30 seconds, thus disabling her opponent Jaan Sundberg of any chance or wishful thinking towards grabbing the title away. Following this success, Majlinda has reinforced her status in the first place within World Judo Ranking.

To get the adrenaline going, the following is a video of her final battle at the Paris Grand Slam.

The original article was posted at Illyriapress. Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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