Judo: Uzbekistan takes two more golds at the Tashkent Grand Slam 2023

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By Euronews  with IJF  •  Updated: 05/03/2023 - 20:18

Day 3 astatine  the Tashkent Grand Slam 2023

Day 3 astatine the Tashkent Grand Slam 2023   -  Copyright  International Judo Federation

In Tashkent the adjacent procreation of Uzbek judoka had an accidental to conscionable their section heroes and get selfies and autographs, including from 2022 World Champion Davlat Bobonov, who was successful enactment connected time 3 successful Tashkent - the time of the heavyweights!

It was a beauteous show of judo from commencement to finish.

Wearing his World Champion’s reddish backmost patch, Bobonov was connected occurrence passim the day, producing unforgettable judo, scoring successful each of his contests, the assemblage were connected their feet arsenic helium blasted his mode to the final, wherever helium met Japan’s Sanshiro Murao.

Bobonov triumphed successful an aggravated encounter, giving the location assemblage what they came for. A beauteous time for Bobonov!

Uzbekistan Minister of Youth Policy and Sports Dr Adkham Ikramov awarded the medals.

“I emotion competitions that are happening astatine home. They are hard from 1 constituent but the enactment from the section fans is unthinkable and that helps maine win,” explained Bobonov.

Under 78 kg class

Rika Takayama from Japan faced disconnected against Giorgia Stangherlin of Italy. Takayama produced objective crushed enactment to armlock the Italian and assertion the nether 78kg title.

The medals were awarded by the IJF Education & Coaching Director Mohammed Meridja.

“I was aiming to go the champion here," Takayama said, "so I americium precise blessed to person won this competition.”

Under 100 kg class

The passionate assemblage were besides excited for the nether 100kg class. Judo seasoned Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia took apical spot. In the last helium defeated Austrian Aaron Fara, scoring a waza-ari archetypal and past holding him down for ippon.

IJF Events Director Dr Lisa Allan awarded the medals.

Over 78 kg class

In the implicit 78kg Japanese Wakaba Tomita reached the apical of the podium by defeating Shiyan Xu of China, claiming golden fig 4 for the squad of Japan.

Presenting the medals was IJF Sport Director Skander Hachicha.

Over 100 kg class

In the last of the men’s implicit 100kg, different Uzbek Alisher Yusupov countered Saito Tatsuru of Japan.

Snatching triumph from the jaws of decision to triumph the last golden medal of the event, sending the assemblage chaotic and bringing an unthinkable 3 days to a cleanable conclusion.

Uzbekistan NOC General Secretary Oybek Kasimov was connected manus to grant the medals.

Another stunning contention ends successful Tashkent. Uzbekistan continues to elevate the athletics of judo!

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