Saturday, July 12, 2014

Judo Grand Slam, Tyumen 2014 - DAY 1

(Via IJF)

-48kg | -52kg | -57kg | -63kg | -60kg | -66kg | -73kg
 

The opening day of the Judo Grand Slam, Tyumen 2014, was fiercely contested as the most important competition of the year so far got underway at the Tyumen Athletic Centre.  


The World Judo Tour’s first stop in Hungary featured seven weight categories on day one as the women’s -48kg, -52kg, -57kg and -63kg categories and men’s -60kg, -66kg and -73kg categories were all contested.

Ahead of the final block the teeming crowd witnessed the opening ceremony which marked the official opening of the two-day Grand Slam.

Mr. Vladimir YAKUSHEV, temporarily implementing the duties of the Governor of Tyumen Region, said: “Good afternoon dear friends, I’m pleased to welcome you all here at the Tyumen Grand Slam. I really hope the Grand Slam will be even more spectacular in this arena.  

“Tyumen has vast experience and expertise in hosting major events and each time we are trying to do our best to make each event more spectacular. The Grand Slam tournament is being held in a new athletic arena which was only opened a month ago and we were a bit nervous. However, we will try to do our best to make the press, athletes and all our guests feel comfortable.

“I would like to thank IJF and RJF for trust rendered to Tyumen in hosting such an important judo event. I wish all the participants a fair competition and good luck, I hope all judo fans enjoy the fights and may the best fighters win the competition.”

Mr. Valentin KHABIROV, Executive Director of Russian Judo Federation, said: “Dear guests, let me read the introduction letter of the President of RJF, Mr. Vasily ANISIMOV.

“Dear friends, I am glad to welcome you in Russia, Tyumen, for the first Grand Slam in the history of this city. Tyumen is well known to all judo fans around the world and was the host city for the European u23 Championshis and Open World Championships also the elite World Masters and ECCO Team Challenge in January which featured Europe against Asia.

“Tyumen people love and understand judo as it is one of the most sporting cities in our country. We are glad that the Grand Slam tournament will be held here in the next two years with the participation of the world’s elite judoka. We have no doubt that Tyumen’s tournament will have an excellent impact for the next generation of Russian judoka.

“I would like thank the IJF and personally the IJF President Mr. Marius VIZER for trust rendered to Tyumen city and Russia. I wish your athletes a lot of success here in Tyumen.”

Mr. Sergey SOLOVEYCHIK, IJF Vice President and EJU President, said: “Dear friends, guests, coaches, athletes and officials, on behalf of the IJF I congratulate everybody with the first Grand Slam in the history of this city. I would like to thank the governor’s team for their hard work in organising this tournament. I wish all the athletes good luck in Tyumen tatami and on their way to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We declare the Tyumen Grand Slam 2014 officially open.”  

On day two the competition will feature the remaining seven weight categories as the men’s -81kg, -90kg, -100kg and +100kg judoka and the women’s -70kg, -78kg and +78kg judoka all compete at the Tyumen Athletic Centre. 

FOLLOW THE COMPETITION



WOMEN

-48kg: Brazilian marvel MENEZES on form in Tyumen 

Olympic Sarah MENEZES (BRA) ruled in Tyumen as she dominated Paris Grand Slam winner YAMAGISHI Emi (JPN) with an emphatic win which added to her credentials as she aims for her first senior world title. In the first final of the competition MENEZES, who took bronze in Rio last year, swept past the Japanese judoka in every sense as she floored her with an okuri-ashi-barai for ippon after just 32 seconds. 


In the first semi-final MENEZES downed Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist Valentina MOSCATT (ITA) by ippon with just 40 seconds remaining. In the second semi-final contest YAMAGISHI was successful against double African champion Taciana LIMA-BALDE (GBS) by by kami-shiho-gatame.

The first bronze medal was won by world number five LIMA-BALDE who is hitting form at the right time as she ended the spirited run of Junior World Championships winner Irina DOLGOVA (RUS) with a waza-ari advantage from holding down the Russian in osaekomi for 17 seconds. The second bronze medal was won by MOSCATT as Russia missed out in both bronze medal contests as Kristina RUMYANTSEVA (RUS) was caught with a ko-soto-gari for a yuko score after two minutes. 

Final
MENEZES, Sarah (BRA) vs YAMAGISHI, Emi (JPN)                

Bronze Medal Fights
DOLGOVA, Irina (RUS) vs LIMA-BALDE, Taciana (GBS)    
RUMYANTSEVA, Kristina (RUS) vs MOSCATT, Valentina (ITA)         


Final Results
1. MENEZES, Sarah (BRA)                     
2. YAMAGISHI, Emi (JPN)                                    
3. MOSCATT, Valentina (ITA)                     
3. LIMA-BALDE, Taciana (GBS)            
5. RUMYANTSEVA, Kristina (RUS)                      
5. DOLGOVA, Irina (RUS)               
7. AKKUS, Sumeyye (TUR)       
7. KONDRATYEVA, Nataliya (RUS)        


-52kg: Former world champion sets Japan on the medal trail 

Former world champion NAKAMURA Misato (JPN) returned to the top of the IJF World Judo Tour medal podium for the first time since her 2011 world success in Paris. The 25-year-old saw off Abu Dhabi Grand Prix winner Yulia RYZHOVA (RUS) who was denied gold in front of her home supporters. 


In the first semi-final RYZHOVA blocked the passage of world number two and top seed Erika MIRANDA (BRA) by a waza-ari score. In the second semi-final NAKAMURA had the measure of former European champion and world bronze medallist Andreea CHITU (ROU) by ippon after two minutes.

The first bronze medal was won by CHITU who registered a buzzer-beating waza-ari to see off RONI SCHWARTZ (ISR) after the latter was penalised twice for gripping infringements. The second bronze medal went to MIRANDA who dispatched Laura GOMEZ (ESP) after both judoka exchanged shido penalties for passivity. MIRANDA captured the final place on the -52kg medal podium by throwing her Spanish rival with ippon seoi-nage for the maximum score.     

Final
RYZHOVA, Yulia (RUS) vs NAKAMURA, Misato (JPN)    

Bronze Medal Fights
SCHWARTZ, Roni (ISR) vs CHITU, Andreea (ROU)  
GOMEZ, Laura (ESP) vs MIRANDA, Erika (BRA)         


Final Results
1. NAKAMURA, Misato (JPN)                     
2. RYZHOVA, Yulia (RUS)          
3. MIRANDA, Erika (BRA)                    
3. CHITU, Andreea (ROU)                
5. GOMEZ, Laura (ESP)            .            
5. SCHWARTZ, Roni (ISR)                  
7. FLORIAN, Larisa (ROU)  
7. GIUFFRIDA, Odette (ITA)              


-57kg: Canadian youngsters makes it two in a row 

Junior World Championships silver medallist Catherine BEAUCHEMIN-PINARD (CAN) secured the biggest result of her flourishing career in Tyumen as she won her first Grand Slam gold medal. The 20-year-old defeated Olympic and world bronze medallist Marti MALLOY (USA) by a single shido as the Canadian – who won the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix a week ago – registered an unblemished record to secure back-to-back IJF World Judo Tour gold medals. 


In the first semi-final MALLOY bested European u23 Championships winner Loredana OHAI (ROU) on shido penalties with three against the Romanian and only one against MALLOY.In the second semi-final BEAUCHEMIN-PINARD showed her character as she defeated the vastly experienced and consistent Sabrina FILZMOSER (AUT) by a solitary shido penalty in a victory for youth over experience.

The first bronze medal was won by OHAI as LIEN Chen-Ling (TPE) missed out on a medal despite defeating world champion Rafaela SILVA (BRA) in the preliminaries by only shido penalty which was the only infringement in the contest. The second bronze medal was won by FILZMOSER who defeated 18-year-old hotshot DEGUCHI Christa (JPN) by holding her down for 20 seconds to earn ippon after her rival led with two yuko scores.         

Final
BEAUCHEMIN-PINARD, Catherine (CAN) vs MALLOY, Marti (USA)         

Bronze Medal Fights
LIEN, Chen-Ling (TPE) vs OHAI, Loredana (ROU)         
DEGUCHI, Christa (JPN) vs FILZMOSER, Sabrina (AUT)                 


Final Results
1. BEAUCHEMIN-PINARD, Catherine (CAN)                          
2. MALLOY, Marti (USA)                  
3. FILZMOSER, Sabrina (AUT)       
3. OHAI, Loredana (ROU)                                 
5. DEGUCHI, Christa (JPN)
5. LIEN, Chen-Ling (TPE)                   
7. CAPRIORIU, Corina (ROU)        
7. QUADROS, Ketleyn (BRA)    


-63kg: ABE aces it in Tyumen  

World number four ABE Kana (JPN) emerged triumphant in Russia to the frustrations of her opponent, Sofia European Open bronze medallist Ekaterina VALKOVA (RUS), and the home crowd. ABE registered a perfect record as she won all four of her contests by ippon including the final which was settled after just 22 seconds as a textbook uchi-mata earned ippon. 


In the first semi-final VALKOVA thwarted teammate and former European Team Championships bronze medallist Margarita GURTSIEVA (RUS) to ensure that she would be Russia’s representative in the final. VALKOVA won by ippon having opened the scoring with a waza-ari in a strong performance. In the second semi-final ABE defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Pari SURAKATOVA (RUS) by ippon in only 69 seconds.

The first bronze medal was won SURAKATOVA in 49 seconds as Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Edwige GWEND (ITA) fell by ippon to what was more of a push than a throw as she gripped her rival and turned her body to send the Italian onto her back for ippon. The second bronze medal went to San Salvador Pan American Open winner Hilde DREXLER (AUT) who held down GURTSIEVA with a mune-gatame to stop the previously scoreless contest entering the impending golden score with only five seconds remaining. 

Final
VALKOVA, Ekaterina (RUS) vs ABE, Kana (JPN)                  

Bronze Medal Fights
GWEND, Edwige (ITA) vs SURAKATOVA, Pari (RUS)        
DREXLER, Hilde (AUT) vs GURTSIEVA, Margarita (RUS)      


Final Results
1. ABE, Kana (JPN)                                      
2. VALKOVA, Ekaterina (RUS)                
3. SURAKATOVA, Pari (RUS)                      
3. DREXLER, Hilde (AUT)                
5. GWEND, Edwige (ITA)                         
5. GURTSIEVA, Margarita (RUS)                  
7. OSUMI, Yuka (JPN)          
7. CHANG, Ya-Jau (TPE)  

MEN 

-60kg: Japanese fighter secures his first Grand Slam title

Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist KIDO Shinji (JPN) clinched the -60kg gold medal with a win against Olympic bronze medallist Felipe KITADAI (BRA). KIDO, 23, has showed his worth at the Grand Slam medal with a bronze on home soil last year also on his resume but won his first gold medal at this level by outlasting his opponent. KITADAI received a third shido with 90 seconds left to separate him from KIDO who had earned two shido penalties in an evenly-contested bout which saw repeated uchi-mata attacks from the Japanese fighter failing to trouble the scoreboard. 


In the first semi-final KITADAI dismissed 21-year-old Orenburg European Cup bronze medallist Savva KARAKIZIDI (RUS) with a yuko and waza-ari sending him through to the final. In the second semi-final KIDO was superior to former European u23 Championships runner-up Robert MSHVIDOBADZE (RUS) by a yuko score which rendered his two shido penalties as irrelevant.

The first bronze medal was won by 19-year-old Junior World Championships bronze medallist OSHIMA Yuma (JPN) who issued MSHVIDOBADZE with a second successive defeat. OSHIMA turned up the temp in the final minute and made his move with 43 seconds left as he scored ippon with a sasae-tsurikomi-ashi. The second bronze medal was claimed by Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Ilgar MUSHKIYEV (AZE) who produced a waza-ari to defeat home hope KARAKIZIDI with the only score of the contest. 
         
Final
KITADAI, Felipe (BRA) vs KIDO, Shinji (JPN)              

Bronze Medal Fights
OSHIMA, Yuma (JPN) vs MSHVIDOBADZE, Robert (RUS)         
MUSHKIYEV, Ilgar (AZE) vs KARAKIZIDI, Savva (RUS)   


Final Result
1. KIDO, Shinji (JPN)                                        
2. KITADAI, Felipe (BRA)              
3. OSHIMA, Yuma (JPN)                     
3. MSHVIDOBADZE, Robert (RUS)                            
5. MUSHKIYEV, Ilgar (AZE)                         
5. KARAKIZIDI, Savva (RUS)                     
7. PETRIKOV, Pavel (CZE)           
7. LUTFILLAEV, Sharafuddin (UZB)         


-66kg: World number one delivers for Brazil

World leader Charles CHIBANA (BRA) proved he is the top man in the -66kg category with a month to go the World Championships as he defeated every challenger in Tyumen. The highly-popular Brazilian produced one of the must-see moments of the opening day as he lifted Jeju Grand Prix winner ROKUGO Yuhei (JPN) up and over with a jaw-dropping ura-nage for ippon. 


In the first semi-final CHIBANA was successful against world bronze medallist FUKUOKA Masaaki (JPN) by ippon after 56 seconds while in the second semi-final ROKUGO triumphed against Orenburg European Cup silver medallist Anzaur ARDANOV (RUS).

The first bronze medal was won by beaten semi-finalist ARDANOV as his countryman KHAN-MAGOMEDOV, Kamal (RUS) shocked everyone with a moment of madness as he come out and immediately grabbed the legs of his opponent after just seven seconds to receive hansoku-make. The second bronze medal went to veteran FUKUOKA who defeated Denis LAVRENTIEV (RUS) in front of his home crowd. FUKUOKA, who lacked purpose initially as he accumulated three shido penalties, wrapped up his opponent in osaekomi and LAVRENTIEV elected to tap out after eight seconds.  

Final
CHIBANA, Charles (BRA) vs ROKUGO, Yuhei (JPN)                

Bronze Medal Fights
KHAN-MAGOMEDOV, Kamal (RUS) vs ARDANOV, Anzaur (RUS)         
LAVRENTIEV, Denis (RUS) vs FUKUOKA, Masaaki (JPN)         


Final Results
1. CHIBANA, Charles (BRA)                               
2. ROKUGO, Yuhei (JPN)                          
3. ARDANOV, Anzaur (RUS)                                       
3. FUKUOKA, Masaaki (JPN)                          
5. KHAN-MAGOMEDOV, Kamal (RUS)                
5. LAVRENTIEV, Denis (RUS)                   
7. URIARTE, Sugoi (ESP)        
7. OATES, Colin (GBR)             


-73kg: Russian open their gold medal account

Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Denis IARTCEV (RUS), 23, won Russia’s first gold medal as they were made to wait until the last men’s final of the day to taste victory in Tyumen. IARTCEV crushed the gold medal hopes of Buenos Aires Pan American Open winner Marcelo CONTINI (BRA) in a scrappy contest which was settled on shido penalties. The Brazilian infringed on two occasions while the Russian was only penalised once for passivity. 


In the first semi-final IARTCEV defeated teammate Zelimkhan OZDOEV (RUS) by ippon after 85 seconds while in the second semi-final CONTINI resisted former European u23 Championships gold medallist Vadzim SHOKA (BLR) by a sole yuko score.

The first bronze medal was won by Uali KURZHEV (RUS) as losing semi-final and teammate OZDOEV could not compete due to injury. The second bronze medal went to Oberwart European Open bronze medallist Alex William POMBO DA SILVA (BRA) who narrowly defeated SHOKA with a waza-ari score from a modified version of a kata-guruma which failed to tell the story of the contest which saw a late rally from SHOKA. The Brazilian almost come to a halt in the closing seconds as he received three shido penalties for passivity but held on for the win.      

Final
CONTINI, Marcelo (BRA) v IARTCEV, Denis (RUS) 

Bronze Medal Fights
KURZHEV, Uali (RUS) vs OZDOEV, Zelimkhan (RUS)         
POMBO DA SILVA, Alex William (BRA) vs SHOKA, Vadzim (BLR)                    


Final Results
1. IARTCEV, Denis (RUS)                     
2. CONTINI, Marcelo (BRA)               
3. KURZHEV, Uali (RUS)                    
3. POMBO DA SILVA, Alex William (BRA)                    
5. OZDOEV, Zelimkhan (RUS)                                  
5. SHOKA, Vadzim (BLR)                                
7. UNGVARI, Miklos (HUN)          
7. JEZEK, Jaromir (CZE)               

COMPETITION PROGRAMME
Sunday
10:00 Preliminaries on four mats
17:00 Bronze medal fights on two mats, finals on one mat 

Women: -70kg, -78kg, +78kg
Men: -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg

Location: Tyumen Athletic Centre

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