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Lasha Bekauri upstages set of world champions
14 Dec 2019 16:00
Junior World Championships gold medallist Lasha Bekauri of Georgia starred on the final day of the IJF season as he defeated world number one Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) in golden score. Georgian-born Spaniard Sherazadishvili appeared to be shaping up for sutemi-waza and lost his balance while Bekauri had control and the 19-year-old directed his opponent backwards for ippon and a remarkable victory.
In the first semi-final Sherazadishvili narrowly defeated fellow former world champion Nemanja Majdov (SRB) by the slender margin of a single waza-ari score in a tactically astute performance.
In the second semi-final world number 16 Mikail Ozerler (TUR) was stopped by Bekauri after 49 seconds of golden score from a waza-ari score.
The first bronze medal was won by Ozerler after a lacklustre performance from world number 10 Nagasawa Kenta (JPN) who was given his marching orders after picking up his third shido in golden score.
The second bronze medal went to Majdov after world number 18 Komronshokh Ustopiriyon (TJK) stepped out of the area after two and a half minutes of golden score to receive his third and final penalty.
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