The gorgeous metropolis of Antalya, in Turkey, witnessed the return of judo to the celebrated Grand Slam.
Situated by the Mediterranean Sea, the stadium was full of younger native judokas, desperate to see their heroes compete on this large stage.
The occasion was formally opened by the Director Basic of the Worldwide Judo Federation (IJF), Vlad Marinescuand the President of the Turkish Judo Federation, Sezer Huysuz.
In the course of the opening ceremony, a minute’s silence was noticed for all these affected by the February earthquakes, a logo of solidarity and the reminiscence of the judo household.
At -48 kg, the French Blandine Pont he’s fully unbeatable and wins his third consecutive Grand Slam. The French quantity two launched the Israeli Rishony with an enormous osoto-gari. She certainly she is not going to be the second of France for a very long time.
Mr. Yavuz Gürhan, Director of Sports activities of the Antalya Areawas current on the award ceremony.
“I feel I’m in a very good interval, a very good second in my profession. I don’t need to cease right here, I simply need to reap the benefits of this and enhance my judo to have extra for the larger targets just like the worlds,” stated Pont.
At -60kg, France continued their success with Olympic bronze medalist luka mkheidze getting a deserved gold medal after a tense struggle.
Mr. Fatih Uysal, Deputy Director Basic of the Ministry of Youth and Sports activitiesHe handed him the medal.
“To attempt to not get harassed, I take into consideration my household, I do respiratory workout routines and that enables me to maintain my head cool and never be bothered by the strain,” Mkheidze shared.
In -52 kg, the Olympic silver medalist Amandine Buchard surpassed Olympic bronze medalist Giles, from the UK, after a incredible struggle. She was delighted to reassert her dominance simply earlier than the World Championships. And he or she takes the last word victory on this rising rivalry.
The Dr. Lisa Allan, Federation Occasions DirectorHe handed over the medals.
France was much more profitable, 4 out of the highest 4 golds, as an emotional Gobert took his first grand slam title.
He Mr. Juan Carlos Barcos, Director of Worldwide Relations of the IJFdelivered the 4th gold for France.
In -57 kg, the previous world champion, the Canadian Deguchi, confronted the present world champion, the Brazilian Silva, in an thrilling closing. A really quick ko-uchi acquired the decisive rating a number of seconds from the top. Gold for Brazil!
He Mr. Florin Daniel Lascau, Arbitration Director of the Federationgave him the gold medal.
The native athletes placed on an important present, combating onerous and giving their crowd loads to cheer about. See you tomorrow for one more thrilling day of motion in Antalya.