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Shohei Ono defeated Masashi Ebinuma in dream final
23 Feb 2019 20:15
Olympic champion Ono Shohei won his fourth Grand Slam gold medal at the expense of his teammate, double Olympic bronze medallist and three-time world champion Ebinuma Masashi in a rematch of the Osaka Grand Slam final. ONO won a tense final by a waza-ari from a sacrifice technique as he marginally outperformed his high school colleague-turned rival.
In the first semi-final Ebinuma submitted The Hague Grand Prix winner Musa Mogushkov (RUS) while in the second semi-final ONO defeated former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Somon Makhmadbekov (TJK) with a brilliant foot sweep.
The first bronze medal was won by London 2012 Olympic champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO) who dismissed Makhmadbekov with an ippon-seoi-nage. The second bronze medal went to Olympic silver medallist Rustam Orujov (AZE) who quickly transitioned on the ground to submit Mogushkov with a juji-gatame.
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