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Golden showing from Russia’s Kazbek Naguchev sparks sibling celebrations
11 Aug 2017 02:30
Russian talent Kazbek Naguchev defeated one-time Cadet European Cup winner Nurzat Salimbayev (KAZ) to win the Cadet World Championships. The Russian’s brother Abrek Naguchev (RUS) took U55kg bronze on day one and was leading the vocal support for his sibling who seized the occasion.
Cadet European Championships winner Kazbek Naguchev won all his five fights by ippon including the final where he utilised osaekomi-waza.
In the first semi-final Naguchev held down national cadet champion Kondo Hayato (JPN) for 20 seconds to advance to the gold medal contest. In the second semi-final Salimbayev defeated Cadet Asian Championships winner Bayanmunkh Narmandakh (MGL) by ippon having initially been in front by a waza-ari score.
The first bronze medal was won by Bayanmunkh who thwarted 17-year-old Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Vadym Chernov (UKR) by a waza-ari score to clinch his country’s first medal in Chile.
The second bronze medal was won by Kondo who catapulted Luigi Centracchio through the air with a seoi-nage for ippon. The Italian, who had his older sister and national team member Maria Centracchio and his father in the crowd, was undone by the explosive Japanese judoka who persevered after a blip earlier in the day to find a route onto the medal podium.
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