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Dutch delight in Budapest for Marhinde Verkerk

22 Jun 2014 16:05

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    Gabi Juan / Hajime Judo
Marhinde Verkerk

European silver medallist Marhinde Verkerk NED) ousted world number three Anamari Velensek (SLO) in the -78kg final. World number two Verkerk was the busier of the two rivals as she received one shido penalty for passivity while Velensek received three shido penalties for passivity in a frustrating final.

In the first semi-final VERKERK thwarted Samsun Grand Prix silver medallist Natalie POWELL (GBR) by a waza-ari score while at the same stage VELENSEK defeated European bronze medallist Abigel JOO (HUN) by ippon after 90 seconds.  
 
The first bronze medal was won by JOO who earned a huge ovation from the teeming home crowd as she held off Lucie LOUETTE KANNING (FRA). JOO was penalised for an overly defensive grip and passivity while Frenchwoman LOUETTE KANNING was penalised three times for passivity, an overly defensive grip and again for passivity. The second bronze medal went losing semi-finalist POWELL who confidently and comprehensively prevailed against Ivana MARANIC (CRO). POWELL scored a waza-ari from a harai-makikomi and added a second from osaekomi-waza.

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