A Golden day for Azerbaijan

The second day of the 2022 Baku Grand Slam noticed the well-known Heydar Aliyev stadium stuffed with the deafening cries of the Judo-crazy crowd.

At -63kg Inbal Shemesh was on fireplace! The highly effective Israeli cleverly countered Geke Van Der Berg of the Netherlands to take her second-ever Grand Slam title; each coming in 2022. 

She was overwhelmed with emotion to proceed her improbable yr and Mr. Marius Vizer, President of the IJF was readily available to award the medals.

Native hero Hidayat Heydarov had been on fireplace all day, with one good method after one other, he blasted his method into the -73kg last, utilizing an exceptional number of methods.

Azerbaijan gave the impression to be anticipating his victory, and the group blew the roof off the stadium when he gave them precisely what they needed!

He was awarded his medal by Mr. Rashad Nabiyev, President of the Azerbaijan Judo Federation.

At -70kg Olympic and World Medallist Sanne Van Dijke of the Netherlands defeated Gabriella Willems of Belgium to take her third Grand Slam gold.

She was awarded her medal by Mr Mohammed Meridja, Schooling & Teaching Director of the IJF

At -81kg, Judo hero and Olympic Silver Medallist Saied Mollaei took his first Gold in 3 years, bringing the Azerbaijan tally to three Gold medals at their residence occasion. The medals have been awarded by IJF Visitor Mr. Cornel Varvara.

Persevering with the unbelievable momentum of the day, the remainder of the native workforce gave the excited followers in attendance loads to cheer about, with some unbelievable Ippons from each the boys’s and girls’s groups. 

All this and nonetheless with the ultimate day of one of the crucial profitable Baku Grand Slams’ on report – what a strategy to have fun 50 years of Judo in Azerbaijan.

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