Honours shared in Kazan on last day of judo grand slam tour

By Richard Acceptable
 & World Judo Federation

It turned the flip of the heavyweights on day 3 of the World Judo Federation Noble Slam in Kazan, Russia, the final event of this twelve months’s tour. And the honours had been evenly shared, with Japan, Russia, Germany, France and the Netherlands all deciding on up one gold apiece.

Murao wins with textbook uchi-mata

Murao Sanshiro shone within the -90kg final. The younger jap judoka confronted Germany’s Eduard Trippel and gained it with a textbook uchi-mata for ippon. It turned a successfully timed reminder for the Olympics selectors.

“No longer solely did my coach, Kosei Inoue, shuttle proper right here upright for me,” mentioned Murao. “Nonetheless he is a instructor at my college, and he is an athlete I little doubt witness as much as. I’ve been aspiring to be love him since my childhood. So it’s a methods an enormous honour to be proper right here with him, and attempt towards collectively.”

Vladimir Barta, Head Sport Director of the IJF, introduced the medals.

Anna Maria Wagner from Germany confronted Natascha Ausma from the Netherlands within the -78kg final and it didn’t choose her extended to rep up a second successive gargantuan slam gold, utilizing Uchi Mata for waza-ari earlier than instantly following up with an immobilisation for Ippon.

Armen Bagdasarov, Sports activities Director of the IJF, made the presentation.

“It turned an inconceivable day, I felt little doubt honest actual, and I got here to this event to map shut gold, and now I’ve gold, so it’s probably probably the most attention-grabbing day,” mentioned Wagner.

Bashaev overcomes 47 kilo weight map again

Tamerlan Bashaev took the +100kg gold in Antalya and the Russian repeated his feat in entrance of the house followers in Kazan. Bashaev had a 47 kilo weight map again within the final towards Brazil’s Rafael Silva – however took the competition after his opponent turned penalised for stalling.

Florin Daniel Lascau, Appearing Referee Director for the IJF, awarded the medals.

Romane Dicko acquired her +78kg gold from IJF Corridor of Status member and referee Supervisor Ki-Youthful Jeon. It turned the French star’s ninth gold in a row – as she once more confirmed why she’ll be the one to beat in Tokyo.

Simeon Catharina from the Netherlands confronted Russia’s Arman Adamian within the -100kg final. A excellent ko-soto-gari to tani-otoshi combination gave the dutchman victory and his first ever Noble Slam medal. Catharina turned clearly overjoyed, regardless of the incontrovertible reality that his map shut left the house followers deflated.

Lisa Allan, Occasions Director for the IJF awarded him his medal

The ippons got here thick and instant in the midst of this final day. Russia has produced a variety of of probably probably the most attention-grabbing heavyweight Judoka in historical past – and on new had been these hoping to alter into the legends of the following era.

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