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China's Yingnan Ma goes unbeaten in Mongolia

4 Jul 2014 16:05

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Rome European Open winner MA Yingnan (CHN) defeated a below-par world number four and top seed Mareen KRAEH (GER) in the -52kg final. MA broke the deadlock by scoring a yuko before adding a second by trapping KRAEH to the tatami with osaekomi for 12 seconds. The German judoka appeared to fall back awkwardly on her left foot from a ashi-waza attack and MA seized her opportunity be applying shime-waza and forcing her German rival to submit.

The first semi-final was an all-German affair as Kraeh had the measure of Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Romy Tarangul. Both judoka received a shido each for passivity before favourite Kraeh scored a yuko from an osoto-gari and made sure of victory by stretched her advantage with a successful ashi-waza attack earning waza-ari. In the second semi-final MA conquered world number 18 MUNKHBAATAR Bundmaa (MGL) by a single shido which was given to the home judoka for a false attack.
Kraeh had a blistering start in the U52 kilo category throwing Mongolia’s Tseregbaatar Khulan first with tewaza for wazari then following up with ouchigari for ippon all within the first minute. Next up was Hungarian Maros Barbara who posed Kraeh more problems than in her opening contest. Nevertheless, Kraeh disposed of Maros with a fine piece of newaza. In the semi-final she faced her German teammate Romy Tarangul in tough battle that went the distance. Kraeh scored twice, first for yuko then for wazari to take the contest and make her way to the final to face Ma Yingnan CHN. “I found Ma to be a very strong opponent and had difficulty in securing a good grip”, said Kraeh.
The first bronze medal was clinched by home fighter MUNKHBAATAR who arm-locked former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Barbara MAROS (HUN) at the hallway point after the Mongolian had received a shido for passivity. The second bronze medal was won by 21-year-old Miami Grand Prix bronze medallist ADIYASAMBUU Tsolmon (MGL) who defeated TARANGUL as Momgolia wrapped up a bronze medal double in the -52kg category. TARANGUL scored a yuko with an uchi-mata after 35 seconds but that set the Mongolian fighter into motion and she scored with a waza-ari from a ko-soto-gake before scoring ippon with a pick-up counter to an uchi-mata attempt. 
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