Judo: Girls shine on Day 3 of Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam

After two unbelievable days of Judo in Mongolia, Day 3 of the inaugural Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam noticed the entire judo world on tenterhooks for the heavyweights.

In entrance of a packed-out stadium, the ultimate day noticed the ladies rise to the event, showcasing unimaginable energy and talent.

Amongst them was the below 78-kilogramme Japanese judoka and 2015 World Champion, Umeki Mami.

 She took on Israel’s Inbar Lanir who has been making her mark within the class. However Umeki’s expertise gained out, with a strong uchi-mata, profitable her ninth World Judo Tour gold medal.

“My opponent within the last has numerous momentum behind her in the mean time. I made a decision to give attention to a robust gripping tactic in order that I might win the competition,” Umeki Mami, gold medalist within the -78kg class mentioned.

Mami was awarded her medal by a Mongolian parliament MP Damdiny Tsogtbaatar.

Mongolian hopes dashed within the +78kg class

Within the over 78 kilogramme class, native hopes rested on the ever-consistent Adiyasuren Amarsaikhan. The heavyweight Mongolian had the help of the gang and her teammates and dominated all through her fights to earn a spot within the last. 

There she met one of the vital dynamic fighters within the class, Raz Hershko of Israel. 

Hershko used her well-known dropping assaults, which though didn’t rating, opened up a chance to transition into groundwork. A robust pin ended hopes for a Mongolian gold on the heavyweights.

The medals had been awarded by Mongolian MP Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-Erdene.

Korea’s Kim Hayun delivered an exceptional ippon within the over 78kg bronze contest. After profitable the Grand Prix in Portugal earlier this yr, and taking bronze in Paris, she is unquestionably one to observe within the class.

After the three days of competitors, the IJF impartial banner topped the medals board with 5 gold medals, two silver and two bronze. 

Japan tallied 4 gold, one silver and two bronze; Mongolia got here third, with a complete of two gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze.

The recognition of judo in Mongolia has grown immensely, largely on account of their latest successes, and the younger heavyweights had been there to show that the long run is vivid. Thanks, Ulaanbaatar, for internet hosting an amazing occasion and see you subsequent yr!

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