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Kim Jin A makes history for the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

12 Dec 2019 14:10

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam gold medallist Kim Jin A of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea became her country’s first World Judo Masters champion with a riveting display in the U57kg category. Osaka Grand Slam winner Tamaoki Momo (JPN) met her match in the final as Kim pounced with a neat ashi-waza movement to offset the Tokyo 2020 contender for a waza-ari score to the delight of her travelling delegation. Read more

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Ai Shishime wins the Masters at her first attempt

12 Dec 2019 13:45

Former world champion Shishime Ai of Japan defeated world number one Amandine Buchard (FRA) to win World Judo Masters gold as she holds on to her feint hope of selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Shishime, who is behind double world champion Abe Uta (JPN) in the Japanese pecking order, made sure that Buchard ended her day on the losing side of a Masters final for the third time. Read more

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Italian starlet Manuel Lombardo aces Masters debut

12 Dec 2019 13:45

Italian super talent and Junior World Champion Manuel Lombardo won World Judo Masters gold by conquering four-time Grand Prix winner Ganbold Kherlen (MGL) in the U66kg final. The Italian Abu Dhabi Grand Slam winner made an immediate impact having qualified for his first Masters as he turned under the Mongolian to throw for a waza-ari score. Upon review, the score was upgraded as Ganbold had bridged to try to escape and in doing so endangered himself to slip to defeat via the maximum score. Read more

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