Glory for Uzbekistan! And Croatia make their mark

Day 5 on the World Judo Championships noticed The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, His Excellency Mr Shavkat Mirziyoyev, attend the occasion, the place he met Mr Marius Vizer, the President of the Worldwide Judo Federation, they usually witnessed an historic second for Judo in Uzbekistan.

Davlat Bobonov was on hearth all day, and the house crowd was deafening of their assist – cheering him on as he blasted previous one opponent after one other, together with the present Olympic Champion. With Judo Legend Ilias Iliadis in his chair, a former World Champion at -90kg, it appeared the celebrities had been about to align.

Italy’s Parlati could be his opponent within the ultimate, his fast pondering Judo, defeating Georgia’s European Champion Luka Maisuradze.

Stepping out in entrance of a roaring crowd, together with his President, his Prime Minister and the whole Uzbek nation behind him. He outfought his Italian opponent and introduced the President, the stadium, and the whole nation to their ft as he cemented his place as a hero in Uzbekistan.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, His Excellency Mr Shavkat Mirziyoyev, proudly awarded Bobonov his gold medal.

After I went into the ultimate, the Prime Minister himself got here to me to inform me that the President was coming to observe the ultimate, and when the President offered me the medal I used to be in full shock and I believe it’s nonetheless a dream.” Stated a thrilled Bobonov.

The winners of the IJF’s “Throw To Tashkent” competitors had been invited onto the stage to be congratulated by IJF Normal Secretary, Mr Jean Luc Rouge, IJF Normal Treasurer, Mr Naser Al Tamimi, and IJF Director Normal, Vlad Marinescu.

The -70kg class was an all Croatian affair, with reigning World Champion, Barbara Matic, again and decided to defend her title. She blasted by way of her preliminaries to earn a spot in a second world ultimate in a row.

She would face her teammate and coaching companion, younger Croatian rising star, Lara Cvjetko.

After warming up collectively all day, the ultimate ended with some effectively executed groundwork for Matic, incomes her second world title. She has formally solidified herself as the perfect within the class for this upcoming cycle.

IJF Training Director and Croatian Judo Federation President Dr Sanda Corak awarded the medals..

I believe that it’s Croatia’s time now. The brand new main nation in -70kgs is Croatia for now.” stated a smiling Barbara Matic.

A phenomenal second of Sportsmanship within the -70kg bronze contest noticed World and Olympic Medallist, Sanne Van Dijke, of the Netherlands assist her Japanese opponent off the mat, displaying true Judo values.

And Mr Cor van der Geest was awarded his eighth Dan by IJF President Mr Marius Vizer in entrance of a respectful crowd.

Excited judo followers from all world wide gathered to see our world judo champions as soon as once more, as newly topped -81kg World Champion, Tato Grigalashvili, met with followers impressed the subsequent era of judoka on the Humo Area.

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