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Elisavet Teltsidou captures second Grand Prix victory in 2019

21 Sep 2019 16:30

 IJF Media Department and JudoInside    IJF Marina Mayorova / International Judo Federation

Elisavet Teltsidou took the gold at the Grand Prix in Tashkent. It was her second victory this year and the third ever international podium. This year she also took the gold in Antalya and last year she booked her first World Cup victory in Aktau at the Asian Open. Teltsidou who won two medals at European Junior Championships and European U23 Championships grows more and more to world class level.

For the second time of the day, Uzbekistan was present in the final, this time with Gulnoza Matniyazova who, despite the support of the public could do nothing against the power of Elisavet Teltsidou. The latler threw Matniyazova several times in the air, at first for a waza-ari, followed a few moments later by a monumental ippon on the edge of the competition area.

In the first final of third place, Elvismar Rodriguez (VEN) won against Aoife Coughlan (AUS), while the latter was penalized a third time in the golden score.

In a 100% European match between Alina Boehm (GER) and Hilde Jager (NED), for the second bronze medal, it was the Dutchwoman who scored first on an o-uchi-gari at less than a minute and a half. the end of regulation time, before concluding on the ground on an immobilization of which BOEHM could not get out.

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