It’s Day 2 of the World Judo Masters within the historic metropolis of Jerusalem!
As soon as once more, the Païs Enviornment stadium was stuffed with passionate Judo followers who have been eagerly anticipating one other thrilling day of competitors.
The -81kg class was packed full with a number of the most proficient Judoka on the planet. Present World Champion Tato Grigalashvili had an epic day, blasting his technique to the ultimate.
On the opposite facet of the draw was former World Champion Saeid Mollaei of Azerbaijan, who defeated his Belgian counterpart, Matthias Casse, of their semi-final match.
In the course of the ultimate, a intelligent counter noticed the Georgian World Champion finish 2022 on one more excessive. What an incredible yr for Grigalashvili.
The medals have been awarded by Miri Regev, Member of the Israeli Knesset.
Within the -73kg class, Brazil’s Daniel Cargnin was delighted to win his first World Masters title.
He was awarded his medals by Naser Al Tamimi, Common Treasurer of the IJF.
There was pure delight for Olympic silver Medallist, Michaela Polleres, as she defeated 2019 World Champion Marie-Ève Gahié of France to grow to be the -70kg World Judo grasp.
She was awarded her medal by Vladimir Barta, Head Sport Director of the IJF.
We requested her concerning the unbelievable environment right here within the stadium.
Within the below 63kg class, three-time Masters Champion, Miku Takaichi of Japan, overcame her Kosovar opponent, Fazliu, to take house an unbelievable fourth Grasp’s title.
Agron Kuka, President of the Kosovo Judo Federation, was readily available to award the medals.
With so many followers within the stadium, youngsters from the Shalva affiliation have been fortunate sufficient to step onto the tatami mats and check out their hand on the light artwork.
The native athletes have been in nice type as soon as once more, placing on a show of scintillating judo to guarantee that the massive house crowd had the time of their lives and received to fulfill their heroes.
Lovely Jerusalem is effervescent with pleasure and might’t await the ultimate day of the World Judo Masters on Thursday.