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Didar Khamza breaks through with gold in Tashkent

10 Nov 2018 17:00

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

The final for men U81kg of the Grand Prix in Tashkent saw the Kazakh Didar Khamza (KAZ) and Nyamsuren Dagvasuren (MGL). battling for gold The Mongol was quickly penalized with a first shido. With one minute and 13 seconds on the scoreboard, Nyamsuren, who had been working to find an opportunity, finally got one, with a precise low-o-uchi-gari for Waza-ari.

With one more false attack he nevertheless took the risk to come close to the disqualification. And with 3 seconds left only, Khamza also scored a waza-ari to extend the time to golden score. One more shido was given to Khamza for a false attack, before he put the last bit of energy he had left to score a second waza-ari to win gold for Kazakhstan.

The first bronze medal contest of the last category of the day opposed Ungvari Attila (HUN) and Vladimir Zoloev (KGZ). After a little more than one minute, both athletes were penalized for blocking the opponent, before Ungvari received a second penalty for keeping his hands on the same side of the judogi too long without attacking. It is with this situation on the scoreboard that they entered the golden score, with nothing to lose but the medal. With Zoloev being a little more active, it was UNGVARI who received the last shido and got disqualified, Zoloev winning his ticket to go on the podium.

The second bronze medal fight opposed Shamil Borchashvili (AUT) and Alexios Ntanatsidis (GRE). Borchashvili received a first shido for false attack. A few infringements later, both Borchashvili and Ntanatsidis had two penalties on their name. After a last false attack from Borchashvili, Ntanatsidis won his first medal at a Grand Prix.

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