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Maresch puts the icing on the golden German cake in Samsun

29 Mar 2014 18:30

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Germany is leading the medal table after the second day of the the Judo Grand Prix in Samsun. The last final of the day was 100% German with Alexander Wieczerzak (GER) and Sven Maresch GER) fighting for gold. The two athletes perfectly knowing one another were not able to score anything and the difference was made by the penalties, with the gold medal going to Sven Maresch.

After a first win against Dagvasuren NYAMSUREN (MGL), the Brazilian Victor PENALBER thought he was on his way to a good result, but this was not the idea of Alexander WIECZERZAK (GER) who threw him for ippon. Before defeating the top seeded athlete of the category, WIECZERZAK won against Ilker GULDUREN (TUR) and after he gave no chance to Attila UNGVARI (HUN) and Joachim BOTTIEAU (BEL).
 
 
Top seeded in the Pool C, Travis STEVENS (USA), silver medallist last week in Tbilisi, couldn’t repeat his performance. In the semifinal, he was eliminated by Murat KHABACHIROV (RUS), before losing again in the repechage against Valeriu DUMINICA (MDA). The second half of the table was dominated by the second German of the Category, Sven MARESCH, who joined his teammate WIECZERZAK for a 100% German final.
 
The first bronze medal fight opposed Attila UNGVARI (HUN) and Murat KHABACHIROV (RUS). After the five minutes and a difference in the number of penalties, the Hungarian could join his brother Miklos UNGVARI on the medal table.
 
The second and last bronze medal fight of the day opposed Valeriu DUMINICA (MDA) and Joachim BOTTIEAU (BEL) and went to Moldova, DUMINICA winning by penalties.
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