On the ultimate day of the Antalya Grand Slam, it was the flip of the heavyweights to placed on their present. And Sweden’s Marc Nyman provided a masterclass in newaza, or floor-based judo, taking the -90kg title with a golden rating wazari in opposition to Hungary’s Krisztian Toth.
Dr Laszlo Toth, the president of the Hungarian Judo Association, handed out the medals.
The 2018 World Champion Shori Hamada provided her personal demonstration of precision newaza all through the day and he or she claimed her third Grand Slam gold medal with victory over Poland’s Beata Pacut within the -78kg last.
Skander Hachicha, the president of the Tunisian Judo Federation, made the shows.
Hershko digs deep for first-ever Grand Slam gold
Azerbaijan’s Zelim Kotsoiev gained a tactical last in opposition to Aaron Wolf of Japan to take his first-ever Grand Slam Gold within the -100kg class.
IJF Events Director, Dr Lisa Allan introduced the medals.
Israel’s Raz Hershko gained her first-ever Grand Slam in an thrilling finale to the +78kg contest in opposition to China’s Xu Shiyan. With Hershko a wazari up, Xu scored on the buzzer to take the match to a golden rating. But Hershko dug deep with a second wazari to say the gold.
Ki-Young Jeon, the IJF referee supervisor, gave out the medals.
“Wow, it was crazy. I didn’t know what to do with myself,” mentioned Hershko afterwards. “I was so excited so the first thing I did was scream and shout like crazy because I said ‘wow I won this fight’. It was so dramatic and it was my win, it was my first win and it was a big win and I’m so happy.”
Remarkable ippon secures gold for Bashaev
And within the +100kg contest, Russia’s Tamerlan Bashaev was on high kind all through the day, storming via the preliminaries to arrange a last in opposition to World and Olympic Silver Medallist Harasawa Hisayoshi. It was Bashaev who took the competition, with a outstanding ippon.
Florin Daniel Lascau, the performing IJF refereeing director, introduced him together with his medal.
“I think it’s a part of judo,” Bashaev mentioned afterwards. “Because when we fight, when I win against my opponent it’s like I destroyed his dream, so I can’t be like, oh I’m the best.”
The house athletes additionally loved some advantageous successes all through the three days of the event, contributing to an unimaginable competition of judo in Antalya, Turkey.