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Madeleine Malonga shows her talent again at Judo Grand Slam

11 May 2014 17:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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At the Grand Slam of Baku Madeleine MALONGA (FRA) was unbeatable in the -78kg category as she defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Assunta GALEONE (ITA). MALONGA, 20, who missed out on selection for the European Championships, went one better than she did in Paris to catapult herself up towards the summit of the world ranking list. The Paris Grand Slam runner-up denied GALEONE by scoring a waza-ari from a ko-soto-gake as the Italian earned her first Grand Slam medal.

In the first semi-final Abu Dhabi Grand Prix bronze medallist Anastasiya DMITRIEVA (RUS) lost out to GALEONE after receiving four shido penalties for hansoku-make with the final indiscretion coming for passivity. In the second semi-final MALONGA defeated Warsaw European Open winner Guusje STEENHUIS (NED) despite tiring early in the contest. STEENHUIS, 21, who like her opponent is a new force in the category,  was penalised with shido penalties for passivity and a false attack while the Frenchwoman had one shido for passivity.

 
The first bronze medal was won by STEENHUIS who dealt with Tashkent Grand Prix silver medallist Samantha BLEIER (USA) in convincing fashion. The Dutch fighter made a breakthrough with an uchi-mata for waza-ari and went back to the same technique to add a yuko before holding down her opponent with a kami-shiho-gatame to win by wazari-awasette-ippon. The second bronze medal contest was won by DMITRIEVA as European Championships bronze medallist Lucie LOUETTE KANNING (FRA) lacked intent and received three shido penalties for passivity and going out of the area on two occasions while her foe was penalised once for going out of the area.  

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  • Madeleine Malonga (FRA) - Grand Slam Baku (2014, AZE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Madeleine Malonga (FRA), Assunta Galeone (ITA), Anastasiya Dmitrieva (RUS), Guusje Steenhuis (NED) - Grand Slam Baku (2014, AZE) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
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