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Georgian anthem rings out for Adam Okruashvili

22 Jun 2014 17:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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European silver medallist Adam Orkuashvili (GEO) topped the heavyweight men’s field in Budapest as he halted the run of Marius Paskevicius (LTU) in the +100kg final. Orkuashvili scored a waza-ari from a yoko-shiho-gatame and that was decisive after five minutes as the Georgian claimed the final gold medal of the inaugural Budapest Grand Prix.

In the first semi-final OKRUASHVILI defeated Havana Grand Prix bronze medallist Barna BOR (HUN) by ippon after three minutes of action to the dissatisfaction of the home fans. In the second semi-final PASKEVICIUS outgunned former Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Andrey VOLKOV (RUS) by a waza-ari score.
The first bronze medal was won by VOLKOV who returned to winning ways at the expense of Madrid European Open winner Stanislav BONDARENKO (UKR) who had a yuko advantage after five minutes having previously scored a waza-ari. The second bronze medal went to Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Levani MATIASHVILI (GEO) who defeated BOR with a huge harai-makikomi for ippon which won the applause of the home fans.
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