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Daiki Nishiyama ends Hungarian hopes for gold

22 Jun 2014 16:50

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20140622_Budapest_NISHIYAMA, Daiki (JPN) - TOTH, Krisztian (HUN)3

Double world silver medallist Nishiyama Daiki after defeating home fighter Toth Krisztian (HUN) in the -90kg final by a waza-ari score. European bronze medallist Toth, 20, is an exciting talent on the rise and claimed the first Grand Prix medal of his burgeoning career.

In the first semi-final NISHIYAMA defeated Milan RANDL (SVK) on shido penalties with two against the Japanese judoka and three against the Slovakian. In the second semi-final TOTH beat veteran Guillaume ELMONT (NED) by holding him down for 20 seconds for ippon.
The first bronze medal was won by Noel Van 't End (NED) his teammate Guillaume Elmont (NED) was unable to compete due to injury. The second bronze medal was won by Khusen KHALMURZAEV (RUS) who triumphed against losing semi-finailst RANDL by ippon from a harai-goshi with 17 seconds left. 
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