On the second day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, an important Judo for Peace challenge was witnessed.
Twenty-one younger Jewish and Muslim judoka from Israel between the ages of twelve and seventeen years, travelled to Abu Dhabi to exhibit friendship and inclusion. An initiative to proceed the connection between the United Arab Emirates and Israel and to show judo values.
At -63kg Nice Britain’s Lucy Renshall got here by way of her preliminaries with stunning judo all through the day scoring in every of her contests on her option to the ultimate.
Within the last Renshall carried out an enormous hip throw in opposition to Portugal’s Barbara Timo to win her second gold medal on the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam! Incomes her a fifth grand slam gold medal total. A powerful show of judo.
H.E. Suhail Alareefi Abu Dhabi Sports activities Council Government Director of the Occasions Sector awarded the medals.
“_I adore it right here, I received my first medal at junior worlds right here, I received a bronze medal on this venue after which two grand slam medals earlier than this one, so yeah there’s one thing good occurring right here._” Mentioned a thrilled Lucy Renshall.
Within the -73kg class Fashionable Swiss judoka Nils Stump displayed his high quality judo all day. Throwing all his opponents utilizing the identical method, sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi.
Within the last Stump confronted Italy’s Giovanni Esposito and claimed the gold medal for Switzerland in spectacular vogue; it was additionally his first gold medal on the World Judo Tour! A giant day for him.
The -73 kg medals had been awarded by Mr Oybek Kasimov Uzbekistan NOC Basic Secretary.
At -70kg Elisavet Teltsidou of Greece had a unbelievable morning powering her option to a last in opposition to Belgium’s Gabriella Willems who she overcame in a tactical victory.
The -70kg medals had been awarded by Skilled Tennis Participant Ms. Sorana Cîrstea
France’s Nicolas Chilard took the gold at -81kg in opposition to Spain’s Jose Maria Mendiola Izquieta with a formidable submission coming from a intelligent strangle.
The -81kg medals had been awarded by IJF Head Sport Director Mr. Vladimir Barta
A tremendous o-soto-gari from home-crowd hero, the U.A.E.’s very personal, Nugzar Tatalashvili was our second of the day and despatched the stadium wild! An unimaginable method that impressed the gang and younger judoka trying on.
After one other unimaginable day, the way forward for judo is shiny in Abu Dhabi!