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The big Bang came to Paris and won

8 Feb 2014 19:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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The Paris Grand Slam saw Bang Gui-Man of Korea winning his first Grand Slam gold medal by inflicting defeat on European kingpin Rok Draksic. Tokyo Grand Slam runner-up Bang stormed to his maiden title with a spinning ko-uchi-gari scoring ippon after just 16 seconds as Draksic remained on the tatami in disbelief and frustration. The South Korean ace secured his place in the final by conquering French European u23 Championship winner Jonathan Allardon (FRA) in 12 seconds by ippon. In the second semi-final Draksic impressively humbled Olympic champion Mansur Isaev with osaekomi-waza sealing the victory after leading by a yuko.

The first bronze medal was captured by Olympic bronze medallist Ugo Legrand after the unfortunate Isaev picked up an ankle injury in their crowd-commanding contest. Legrand pressed with an ashi-waza attack which forced ISAEV onto the backfoot and he fell backwards with his leg landing heavily on his ankle. Classy French star Legrand remained on the tatami to check on the condition of his opponent which was applauded by the capacity crowd.  The second bronze medal was won by Victor Scvortov (UAE) by a waza-ari against Allardon as his meteoric rise continues in 2014.

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  • Gui-Man Bang (KOR), Rok Draksic (SLO) - Grand Slam Paris (2014, FRA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
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