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Clarisse Agbegnenou rules for France at the expense of Bellard

7 Jun 2014 20:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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European champion Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA) defeated Baku Grand Slam winner Anne-Laure Bellard (FRA) in the -63kg final. Agbegnenou, 21, who defeated her domestic rival in the European Championship final in April, was once again triumphant against 32-year-old Bellard, who had three shido penalties to her name after a minute for a false attack, passivity and going out of the area.

Agbegnenou scored a yuko with a ura-nage and stretched her lead with a waza-ari from a ko-uchi-gari before her countrywoman was penalised with her fourth and final shido to receive hansoku-make. 
In the first semi-final world champion Yarden GERBI (ISR) was defeated by BELLARD in the very last second of their nailbiting contest. BELLARD had two shido penalties to her name for passivity while GERBI had two for going out of the area and not taking a grip before receiving a third in the last second for passivity to settle a scoreless contest. In the second semi-final AGBEGNENOU conquered Baku Grand Slam silver medallist Kathrin UNTERWURZACHER (AUT). The French ace scored a waza-ari after two minutes and added one more a minute later to win decisively by wazari-awasette-ippon.  
The first bronze medal was won by Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Martyna TRAJDOS (GER) who wasted little time in throwing UNTERWURZACHER with an uchi-mata for ippon after 78 seconds. The second bronze medal was claimed by Miami Grand Prix bronze medallist Maricet ESPINOSA (CUB) as the contest ran away from GERBI. Cuba’s world number 10 threw for waza-ari and added a yuko from a mune-gatame hold. GERBI fought back and scored a waza-ari with a tsurikomi-goshi but the Cuban resisted the attacking onslaught from Israeli judoka to win her country’s first medal on day two. 
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