On the second day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, a significant Judo for Peace undertaking 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 her preliminaries with lovely judo all through the day scoring in every of her contests on her strategy to the ultimate.
Within the last Renshall carried out a large hip throw towards 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 formidable show of judo.
H.E. Suhail Alareefi Abu Dhabi Sports activities Council Govt Director of the Occasions Sector awarded the medals.
“_I find it irresistible right here, I acquired my first medal at junior worlds right here, I acquired a bronze medal on this venue after which two grand slam medals earlier than this one, so yeah there’s one thing good happening right here._” Stated 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 approach, sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi.
Within the last Stump confronted Italy’s Giovanni Esposito and claimed the gold medal for Switzerland in spectacular style; it was additionally his first gold medal on the World Judo Tour! An enormous day for him.
The -73 kg medals have been awarded by Mr Oybek Kasimov Uzbekistan NOC Basic Secretary.
At -70kg Elisavet Teltsidou of Greece had a incredible morning powering her strategy to a last towards Belgium’s Gabriella Willems who she overcame in a tactical victory.
The -70kg medals have been awarded by Skilled Tennis Participant Ms. Sorana Cîrstea
France’s Nicolas Chilard took the gold at -81kg towards Spain’s Jose Maria Mendiola Izquieta with a formidable submission coming from a intelligent strangle.
The -81kg medals have 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 approach that impressed the group and younger judoka wanting on.
After one other unimaginable day, the way forward for judo is vibrant in Abu Dhabi!