Denis Vieru wins Zagreb Grand Prix


Moldovan judoka Denis Vieru has won the Grand Prix in Zagreb after scoring four victories in the 66 kg weight class, IPN reports.

The 25-year-old athlete beat Finland’s Luukas Saha, Serbia’s Strahinja Buncic, Daniel Perez Roman of Spain and Abdula Abdulzhalilov of Russia.

The tournament’s prize money was US$100,000.

Pentru Vieru this year is to also compete in the Grand Slams of Paris and Baku. At the Tokyo Olympics, he ranked ninth.