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Alexandre Iddir can surprise at any event, this time gold in Tashkent

18 Oct 2014 16:10

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Chelyabinsk Runner-up Kirill Denisov and Astana’s bronze medallist, Alexandre Iddir met in the final of the Grand Prix in Tashkent. Iddir who did not offer a single chance to his opponent with an outstanding reverse sode-tsuri-komi-goshi for ippon.

Sherali Juraev (UZB) and Walter Facente (ITA) met in the first bronze medal contest. Supported by his public, Juraev was ready to bring one more medal for Uzbekistan but this was not Facente's plan, who launched a powerful left-handed tai-otoshi, that gave no chance for the Uzbek, for ippon.

In a nice demonstartion of fairplay, the public applauded the Italian.

In the second bronze medal contest, Hatem Abdelakher of Egypt was rapidly penalized with two shidos against Komronshoh USTOPIRIYON (TJK), giving the lead to the Tajik athlete. Just before the last minute, USTOPIRIYON was also penalized two times and then a third time, changing the lead and giving the bronze medal going to the Egyptian.

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  • Kirill Denisov (RUS), Alexandre Iddir (FRA) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2014, UZB) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Alexandre Iddir (FRA), Kirill Denisov (RUS), Walter Facente (ITA), Hatem Abd el Akher (EGY) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2014, UZB) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
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