Italy’s Elios Manzi wins his first-ever Grand Slam title on day one in Abu Dhabi

It has been only a week because the Tashkent World Championships – the place, in an electrical ambiance, fourteen champions had been topped, native heroes made and a tremendous mixed-team competitors held – creating unforgettable recollections for judo followers in Uzbekistan and world wide.

Now the World Judo Tour is again in Abu Dhabi with champions battling it out for prestigious podium locations.

Gold for Georgian teen Giorgi Sardalashvili

Yang Yung Wei confronted Georgian teen Giorgi Sardalashvili within the -60kg remaining. And a well-timed sode-tsurikomi-goshi gave Sardalashvili waza-ari – and gold for Georgia.

IJF President Marius Vizer awarded the medals.

“Yang is a really excessive degree judoka,” Sardalashvili stated. “However earlier than this contest, my coaches and I learnt his methods and I used to be prepared. I did all the pieces my coach suggested and the outcome was gold.”

An o-uchi-gari masterclass from Gneto

The skilled Astride Gneto of France arrived in Abu Dhabi trying to take the highest spot, and all through the day she delivered an o-uchi-gari masterclass to her opponents.

Uzbekistan’s Diyora Keldiyorova confronted her within the remaining, however Gneto was too sturdy, and with one more superb o-uchi-gari for waza-ari and gold.

Mohammed Bin Thaaloob Al Derie, UAE Wrestling and Judo Federation President, offered the medals.

“I’m very completely satisfied, as a result of my first Grand Slam medal was in Abu Dhabi after I was a junior and right this moment was a very good day, so I am completely satisfied,” stated Gneto.

A implausible sacrifice transfer

At -48kg Julia Figueroa of Spain claimed gold with a implausible sacrifice transfer, catching her opponent fully unexpectedly.

Juan Carlos Barcos, IJF Director for Worldwide Relations, handed out the medals

A primary-ever grand slam gold for Manzi

Within the -66kg contest, Italian Elios Manzi scored two almost an identical waza-aris in opposition to Serbia’s Strahinja Buncic to assert victory and his first-ever grand slam gold medal.

IJF Vice President Obaid Al Anzi offered the medals.

Youth triumphs over expertise

Within the -57kg remaining, Korea’s 19-year-old Huh Mimi defeated Kosovo’s Nora Gjakova – an enormous upset on a day the place youth triumphed over expertise.

IJF Vice President Mr Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko gave out the medals.

An incredible day of judo and Abu Dhabi could have extra in retailer for us tomorrow.

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