Because the solar rose on the third day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, the heavyweights of judo have been prepared for motion. Masters’ champions, World Medallists and Olympic Champions have been amongst at present’s skilled judoka.
The Georgian world quantity 4, Beka Gviniashvili, had a fantastic day within the -90kg class and displayed wonderful judo on his method to remaining. There, he confronted French newcomer Loris Tassier, who was preventing for the primary time in a grand slam remaining.
Gviniashvili capitalised on his opponent’s mistake to throw for a waza-ari straight right into a maintain down, incomes his twenty seventh World Judo Tour medal. This was adopted by a fantastic second of friendship with the French teen, true judo values on show.
UAE Wrestling and Judo Federation President His Excellency Mohammed Bin Thaaloob Al Derie awarded the medals.
Within the -78kg Ma Zhenzhao made an enormous assertion for China on the World Judo Tour. Through the day Ma stored on defeating the world’s finest within the -78kg class. Within the remaining she defeated 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner Natalie Powell of Nice Britain with a gorgeous tani-otoshi, celebrating her first grand slam title.
The -78kg medals have been awarded by IJF Normal Treasurer Mr Naser Al Tamimi.
At -100kg World Silver medallist Kyle Reyes confronted the skilled Nikoloz Sherazadishvili. After a troublesome struggle, Reyes took victory, profitable his first World Judo Tour gold. IJF Head Referee Director Mr Florin Daniel Lascau was available to award the medals
China had one other nice victory within the ladies’s +78kg class. Within the remaining Su Xin scored a waza-ari and continued into a robust maintain down in opposition to Georgia’s Sophio Somkhishvili, getting one other waza-ari to have fun the gold. The medals have been awarded by IJF EC Member Dr Lisa Allan.
Within the males’s heavyweight class Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek of the Czech Republic fought in opposition to European champion Jur Spijkers. After a fast transition into ne-waza Krpalek held down his opponent, profitable his third grand slam gold. Tajikistan Judo Federation President Mr Nurullo Loiqov awarded the medals.
U.A.E. judoka, Kostoev, gave the house followers one thing to cheer about with a surprising second of Judo!
An inspiration to younger judoka everywhere in the U.A.E.
What a tremendous occasion it has been and Abu Dhabi will welcome Judo again once more subsequent yr!