By Euronews with IJF • Updated: 04/03/2023 - 20:36
Tashkent Grand Slam astatine the Yunusobod Sport Arena, Uzbekistan - Copyright International Judo Federation
The 2nd time of the Tashkent Grand Slam saw the Yunusobod Sport Arena bouncing erstwhile again. The patriotic crowd's vigor was contagious arsenic they were treated to a accepted Uzbek show earlier the lawsuit was officially opened by IJF President Mr Marius Vizer alongside the Adviser of the President of Uzbekistan His Excellency Odil Abdurakhmonov.
Under 63 kg class
After being crowned World Champion successful this precise metropolis lone past year, Megumi Horikawa of Japan walked backmost into the nether 63kg last comfortably. There she met Mexico’s Prisca Awiti Alcaraz. Horikawa secured the golden with an unthinkable uchi-mata, solidifying her emotion for Tashkent with different medal.
IJF President Mr Marius Vizer awarded the medals.
“I americium precise blessed to person won a medal present again, and it was a large inspiration for me,” said Horikawa.
Under 73 kg class
There was a consciousness of anticipation arsenic Uzbekistan’s precise ain Murodjon Yuldoshev reached the nether 73kg final, a good timed counter, capable to spark rapturous applause and the appreciation of the assemblage was connected afloat show.
The medals were awarded by the President of Uzbekistan Judo Federation Mr Azizjon Kamilov.
“It is my archetypal expansive slam golden and I consciousness precise happy. The section fans were present to cheer and enactment us, which helped maine get the medal,” explained Yuldoshev.
Under 81 kg class
In the last of the nether 81kg class Attila Ungvari of Hungary defeated Olympic bronze medallist Shamil Borchashvili, claiming his 2nd expansive slam gold.
CEO of MET Asia, Partner of the IJF Mr Sandor Fasimon awarded the medals.
Under 70 kg class
Reigning satellite champion, Croatia’s Barbara Matic, faced disconnected against Michaela Polleres of Austria successful the nether 70kg final. Polleres scored waza-ari against the satellite champion to assertion the golden medal.
Presenting the medals was IJF Head Referee Director Mr Armen Bagdasarov.
From the World-class judoka demonstrating their skills to the unthinkable ambiance created by the passionate and supportive crowd, this Grand Slam has genuinely been 1 for the ages.
Tashkent has erstwhile again proven itself to beryllium a apical tier destination for judo. On Sunday it's the heavyweights!