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Kaja Kajzer shows her potential once more
Kaja Kajzer shows her potential once more
23 Jan 2020 20:05
Nicolas Messner - IJF
IJF Gabriela Sabau / International Judo Federation

The final for women U57kg took long minutes of golden score for the victory to finally tip over to Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia against Helene Receveaux of France, on a somewhat confused action initiated by Receveaux but concluded on a counter by Kajzer.

Five-time winner of a grand prize, Nora Gjakova (KOS) was opposed to the world multi-medalist Telma Monteiro (POR) for a place on the podium. Gjakova was in full control of her opponent and the first in action to score a masterful Waza-ari very close to ippon, on arai-goshi. The Kosovar then only had to control Monteiro until the final gong, to win a twelfth medal in Grand Prix.

In the second bronze medal match, Anna Borowska (POL) was opposed to Karakas Hedvig (HUN). The Hungarian quickly took the lead, when her opponent launched an attack which was countered for a second waza-ari. There was a moment of hesitation however because the refereeing table seemed to want to cancel this second mark, which was done a few seconds later, to actually disqualify the Polish for a dangerous action as she had dived on the head. With this bronze medal, Karakas Hedvig wins its 18th medal in grand prix.