Raz Hershko offers Israel a triumphant conclusion to Tel Aviv Grand Slam

The attractive metropolis of Tel Aviv performed host to the ultimate day of a tremendous Grand Slam because the solar set on one other profitable Judo competitors right here in Israel.

It was time for some razzle and dazzle at +78kg, as Raz Hershko placed on a present within the preliminaries earlier than defeating Turkey’s Kayra Sayit within the ultimate.

Having by no means taken gold earlier than on house soil, at present was her day! And the group acquired precisely what they got here for, a golden end to a 3-day feast of judo. There have been great scenes as Hershko celebrated with the following era of Israeli judoka.

IJF Ambassador Lior Raz was available to current her with the gold medal.

“A-A-Mazing! WOW!,” she mentioned afterwards. “It’s wonderful, I really like, I like to compete at house, with all this wonderful crowd it’s loopy. From the start till the top, they’re shouting, they decide you up and it’s implausible”

Gviniashvili continues to dominate

At -90kg associates and rivals Beka Gviniashvili from Georgia and Krisztian Toth from Hungary hugged pre-match, earlier than the Georgian continued to dominate their rivalry, taking gold in emphatic style, earlier than they as soon as once more confirmed their respect for one another on the finish of the competition.

IJF visitor Mr Moris Janashvili was available to award the medals.

At -78kg world grasp Alice Bellandi of Italy claimed gold as soon as once more, with a win over Madeleine Malonga of France to take her fourth World Judo Tour gold medal in just some months! She is actually dominating her new weight class.

She was awarded her medals by IJF Head Sport Director Vladimir Barta.

At -100kg Azerbaijan’s Zelym Kotsoiev took on Paris Grand Slam champion Michael Korrel from the Netherlands and overcame him with this good piece of judo.

He was awarded his medal by IJF Occasions Director Dr Lisa Allan.

“I really like preventing right here in Israel,” he mentioned afterwards. “It’s an superior ambiance, with so many youngsters cheering. The folks right here love Judo lots, it’s actually energising”.

Tsetsentsengel’s heavyweight triumph

At +100kg Mongolia’s Odkhuu Tsetsentsengel took his tally of grand slam golds to a few with a hard-fought victory over Azerbaijan’s Ushangi Kokauri.

The medals had been awarded by IJF Head Referee Director Florin Daniel Lascau.

The house crowd had a day to recollect and went wild for his or her heroes from begin to end. After probably the greatest contests of the day, Peter Paltchik had them on their toes, and though he ended the day and not using a medal, he epitomizes the power and pleasure round the way forward for Israeli Judo, and the way shiny the judo stars shine right here.

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