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Senior Worlds hosts Azerbaijan take gold and silver as Aliyev takes top spot
18 Oct 2018 07:00
Rovshan Aliyev of Azerbaijan came from behind to defeat Junior European Championships bronze medallist Balabay Aghayev (AZE) to win the U55kg Junior World title in the Bahamas.
Aghayev struck first with a waza-ari score before his compatriot replied with a waza-ari of his own from a modified kata-guruma with 30 seconds left on the clock. Golden score was required to separate the teammates and Junior European Championships silver medallist Aliyev countered a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi after 62 seconds of additional time to take gold for Azerbaijan.
In the first semi-final Moises Rosado (MEX) was second best against Aghayev who scored on two occasions with his modified kata-guruma which scored a waza-ari each time to book an all-Azeri final. In the second semi-final Junior Asian Championships gold medallist Kubanychbek Aibek Uulu (KGZ) could not compete due to injury which meant that Aliyev was into the final.
The first bronze medal was won by four-time Junior European Cup medallist Imam Ibragimov (RUS) as his expected opponent Aibek Uulu could not compete due to an injury.
The second bronze medal was won by Handa Hayate (JPN) who rushed past Cancun Grand Prix competitor Rosado in 63 seconds. Handa opened the scoring with a cutting ashi-waza attack and wrapped up a comprehensive win by holding down his Mexican opponent for 10 seconds.
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