Uta Abe wins in opposition to fellow Olympic champion in Judo Grand Prix in Zagreb

The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, performed host to its annual Grand Prix as soon as once more, and the competitors was stacked with the very best on the planet.

At underneath 48kg, world silver medalist Wakana Koga compelled her opponent to submit within the ultimate with a well-executed strangle.

Dr. Laszlo Toth, vp of the IJF and EJU President, was available to award the medals.

At underneath 60kg, Kazakhstan’s Shamshadin Magzhan had a terrific day. He was delighted to take his first ever world tour gold.

He was awarded his medal by Mr. Ante Zigman, president of the board of the Croatian monetary providers supervisory company.

All of the discuss in the present day was on Olympic champion Uta Abe, who returned to the worldwide competitors in the present day for the primary time since Tokyo, dispatching every of her opponents. The younger Japanese star moved rapidly into the ultimate.

There she would meet the present Olympic champion from the load beneath, who has been making waves at underneath 52kg. Distria Krasniqi was additionally on hearth, and the Judo world is awaiting the ultimate.

The battle was an unbelievable spectacle. A second of brilliance, adopted by a swift transition into groundwork, settled the talk for now.

Dr. Sanda Corak, schooling director of the IJF awarded the 2 Olympic Champions their medals.

“My brother and I had a really pleased life with our household after we took Gold on the Tokyo Olympics collectively,” Abe stated.

“Now we’ve a brand new aim, to win the Gold medal on the Paris Olympics. We’re very decided”.

Azerbaijan’s Yashar Najafov made an announcement at underneath 66kg, with lightning-fast strategies on his solution to the ultimate.

He met Italy’s Matteo Piras, the place an in depth Waza-ari rating clinched his victory.

Mr. Mohammed Meridja, schooling and training director of the IJF, awarded the medals.

“For me, the very best second was the throw within the semi-final… it’s my favourite and finest throw. And within the podium, the rostrum,” Najafov stated.

At underneath 57kg, Christa Deguchi returned to the sector. She is among the most fun Judoka of the previous couple of years.

After a run of dangerous kind, the Canadian placed on show a few of the most fun and classical Judo of the day.

Eteri Liparteliani met her, however she couldn’t cease Deguchi.

She was awarded the gold medal by Mr Siniša Krajač, secretary common of the Croatian Olympic committee.

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