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Megumi Tachimoto trumps Svitlana Yaromka

22 Jun 2014 16:45

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Three-time world bronze medallist Tachimoto Megumi (JPN) was victorious against Svitlana Yaromka (UKR) in the women’s heavyweight final on Sunday. Tachimoto saw her opponent receive a shido for passivity and, when the moment presented itself, powered into action to throw with a harai-goshi for ippon after two minutes.

In the first semi-final Tachimoto defeated former European bronze medallist Iryna KINDZERSKA (UKR) by scoring a waza-ari and then a second from trapping her opponent in a kami-shiho-gatame for 15 seconds. In the second semi-final Yaromka booked her place in the final by conquering European runner-up Larisa CERIC (BIH) by ippon after two minutes of action.
The first bronze medal was won by CERIC (BIH) who submitted Maryna SLUTSKAYA (BLR) with a koshi-jime strangle after 80 seconds. The second bronze medal was won by European bronze medallist Jasmin KUELBS (GER) who inflicted a second defeat in a row for KINDZERSKA. KUELBS took the lead with a waza-ari from ashi-waza and controlled her opponent on the ground to trap her in a kuzure-kesa-gatame for 15 seconds to win by wazari-awasette-ippon.  
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