Double gold for Japan on Day 1 at Tashkent Judo World Championships

As a part of the IJF’s flagship event, the 2022 World Judo Championships collaborated with the Uzbekistan authorities to carry a groundbreaking occasion: The Judo Financial Discussion board.

Members of the judo household, authorities, non-public sector representatives and media, gathered to be taught extra in regards to the bridges between the Economic system and Sport. A place to begin for an initiative meant to assist each the economic system and the sports activities group.

That very same group attended the Humo Enviornment, for the primary day of the World Judo Championships, a day which noticed Japan firmly on prime.

Tsunoda calm and picked up

Reigning World Champion Tsunoda Natsumi was calm and picked up. Together with her favorite Tomoe Nage assault and her full dominance on the ground, she compelled one opponent after one other to undergo arrange a last towards Katharina Menz of Germany.

All through the day, Menz had shocked most of the finest within the class to earn her spot in her first World last, and he or she regarded decided to trigger one other shock.

Within the last, although, Tsunoda confirmed that her groundwork is many ranges above the remainder, and he or she stamped her title firmly on the -48kg class, turning into a double World Champion.

IJF President Marius Vizer was readily available to award the medals.

“I used to be very nervous,” Tsunoda stated. “However I worry I am like a stranger and I attempt to do my finest .”

Takato on fireplace

Japan’s Golden boy, Takato Naohisa, was again for his first competitors since turning into Olympic Champion final 12 months. And the notoriously cat-like Takato was on fireplace. The semi-final noticed a rematch of the Olympic Last, and as soon as once more Chinese language Taipei mega-star Yang Yung Wei couldn’t discover a well past his Japanese rival.

As within the Girls’s last, a Japanese judoka confronted a shock package deal, this time Mongolian teenager Ariunbold Enkhtaivan.

Takato’s explosive energy and velocity had been an excessive amount of although and he took an unimaginable fourth World title. Now concurrently Olympic and World Champion, Takato has written his title into the historical past books.

IJF Ambassador and world-famous singer Albano Carrisi awarded the medals.

“I like judo and I watch judo on a regular basis, Takato stated. “I can keep on the prime as a result of I apply daily a number of occasions”

Though Uzbekistan narrowly missed out on a medal, Baratov confirmed nice respect and friendship to Kazakhstan’s Smetov on the finish of their bronze medal contest, an indication of nice issues to return at these World Championships.

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