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 concerning the bridges between the Economic system and Sport. A place to begin for an initiative meant to assist each the financial system and the sports activities group.

Tsunoda calm and picked up

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

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 remaining towards Katharina Menz of Germany.

All through the day, Menz had stunned lots of the greatest within the class to earn her spot in her first World remaining, and she or he appeared decided to trigger one other shock.

Within the remaining, although, Tsunoda confirmed that her groundwork is many ranges above the remaining, and she or he stamped her title firmly on the -48kg class, changing 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 greatest ”

Takato on hearth

Japan’s Golden boy, Takato Naohisa, was again for his first competitors since changing into Olympic Champion final yr. And the notoriously cat-like Takato was on hearth. The semi-final noticed a rematch of the Olympic Closing, 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 remaining, a Japanese judoka confronted a shock bundle, this time Mongolian teenager Ariunbold Enkhtaivan.

Takato’s explosive energy and velocity have 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 high as a result of I observe each day 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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