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Chibana strikes first for Brazil with a narrow win over Mexico’s Carrillo

17 Jun 2017 02:10

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation

Gabriela Chibana of Brazil narrowly defeated Pan American Championships silver medallist Edna Carrillo (MEX) in the first final of the Cancun Grand Prix 2017. The 25-year-old Mexican judoka, who was already assured of attaining Mexico’s best result on the IJF circuit, slipped to defeat after 23 seconds of golden score as Chibana countered the home judoka for a match-winning waza-ari score.

Chibana, 23, who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2012 before the event earned Grand Slam status and is Former Grand Slam silver medallist, marginally outworked her opponent and needed the victory to keep pace with her country’s rich crop of U48kg judoka.

In the first semi-final London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Csernoviczki Eva (HUN) surprisingly fell to Chibana who prevailed in golden score. With one shido against the Hungarian and no scores after four minutes, added time was required and after 30 seconds Csernoviczki was penalised for a false attack to hand the contest to her young Brazilian opponent.

The second semi-final between Carrillo and 23-year-old Pan American Championships bronze medallist Katelyn Bouyssou (USA) was also settled in golden score as both judoka finished regulation time with two penalties apiece and a stalemate on the scoreboard. After a further 25 seconds the home judoka produced a match-winning waza-ari score from an osoto-gari.

The first bronze medal contest was won by 2010 Youth Olympic Games winner Bouyssou who trapped former Wollongong Oceania Open bronze medallist Kimberley Renicks (GBR) in osaekomi for 20 seconds. Neither judoka had won a Grand Prix medal before and that changed after three and a half minutes as Bouyssou opened the scoring with a ko-uchi-gari and added a waza-ari from osaekomi before the 29-year-old Scot Renicks slipped out only to fall back into it moments later and this time there was no escape.

The second bronze medal was won by Csernoviczki who did it the hard way as she came from behind to beat IJF World Judo Tour debutant Larissa Pimenta (BRA). Cadet Pan American Championships winner Pimenta, 18, dropped down to throw for a waza-ari just 15 seconds before her Hungarian opponent levelled the score with an osoto-otoshi and then claimed her fifth Grand Prix medal by ippon with an irresistible ouchi-gari in the final minute.

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  • Gabriela Chibana (BRA) - Grand Prix Cancun (2017, MEX) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Edna Carrillo (MEX) - Grand Prix Cancun (2017, MEX) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
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