Day 2 of the Judo Grand Slam in Hungary begins off with a singular celebration.
For the second day of Hungary’s Judo Grand Slam, over 200 Ukrainian refugee judoka dwelling in Hungary have been on the competitors tatami, giving them an opportunity to share the identical house as their Judo heroes.
The celebration was adopted by a second of silence to honour the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President of the Worldwide Judo Federation Marius Vizer opened the occasion alongside Hungarian Minister of Defence H.E. Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and IJF Vice President Dr. László Toth.
Japan’s ongoing momentum and Azerbaijan’s first gold medal
Within the beneath 63kg class, Megumi Horikawa of Japan caught Poland’s Angelika Szymanska with a swift piece of footwork, to attain Waza-ari. Holding out for the win, she took her third Grand Slam Gold.
President of Montenegro H.E. Milo Đukanović was available to award the medals.
At -73kg, Azerbaijan’s Hidayat Heydarov shocked the present World Champion, Georgia’s Lasha Shavdatuashvili, countering him in Golden Rating. He was assured and thrilled to win such a momentous match.
“At this time after I wakened, I felt very recent, and I felt that I’d be within the last. And after I’m within the last, I’ll by no means give it to my opponent, so I knew I’d win the Gold medal.”
He was awarded his medals by the Minister of Defence of Hungary H.E. Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.
Within the beneath 70kg class, an ideal instance of action-reaction, as Japan’s Niizoe Saki stepped over Germany’s Miriam Butkereit’s assault to attain an emphatic Ippon. Native followers have been excited to see such nice judo and congratulated her on her efficiency.
She was awarded her medal by OTP Financial institution Chairman & CEO Mr. Sandor Csanyi.
Within the beneath 81kg, Brazil’s Guilherme Schimidt defeated Olympic silver medallist Saeid Mollaei (Azerbaijan).
The medals have been awarded by Hungarian Secretary of State for Sport Dr Ádám Schmidt.
Japan presently leads within the medals desk, tallying 5 gold medals, adopted by Azerbaijan with three (one gold, one silver, and one bronze), and Brazil with two (one gold and one silver). Hungary is presently fifth within the medal rating, with one gold up to now.
The heavyweights are on Sunday, and, judging by the native Hungarian kids who have been cheering on every of their heroes as they fought onerous on house turf, Hungary is eager for extra gold.