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Kyu-Won Lee secures the second Korean Grand Slam victory
9 Feb 2014 18:00
Former world champion Lee Kyu-Won (KOR) took the honours in the U90kg final of the Grand Slam of Paris world silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani was unable to fight due to injury. In the first semi-final Lee Kyu-Won defeated 19-year-old Tokyo Grand Slam winner Baker Mashu (JPN) by the smallest of margins as the former was penalised twice while Baker received three shido penalties. At the same stage Liparteliani battled past Marc Odenthal (GER) as he won by kesa-gatame.
The first bronze medal was destined for Germany as Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Odenthal countered an osoto-gari from Khusen Khalmurzaev (RUS) by holding his opponents’ waist and rolling him onto his back. The second bronze medal was won by Baker who dismissed Jeju Grand Prix winner Gwak Dong Han (KOR) with a yoko-shiho-gatame trapping the Korean down on the tatami.
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