The legendary Judo Paris Grand Slam Tournament is back with an opening that delights judo enthusiasts. The Stars were there to celebrate the opening ceremony of the 50th tournament. Azerbaijani athlete Balabey Ağayev left his mark on the tournament.
In the first final of the day, Koga Wakana from Japan defeated French rival Melanie Lagoux Clement in the under 48kg category. koga, ne-waza He quickly turned Clement upside down and regained control. Mr Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation, was present to present the medals.
Azerbaijani athlete Agayev: I promised a gold medal
The name that left its mark on the day was Azerbaijani Balabey Ağayev in the under 60 kilo category. Ağayev faced his Russian rival Abdulaev in the final.
A lightning fast kosoto gake his Russian opponent by making a move ippon Agayev won his first Grand Slam title.
The medal was awarded by Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the International Association of Summer Olympic Federations.
Another name of the day was Israeli Gefen Primo in women. Gefen had the day of his life in his first Grand Slam challenge.
In the final, she faced the host French Astride Gneto. After a long and difficult race, a clever counter-attack gave him the decisive waza-ari He earned the title of Paris Grand Slam Champion by earning his points.
Two Japanese athletes met in the final
Under 66kg category final took place between two Japanese athletes. Influential uki goshi Defeating his opponent Fujisaka Taikoh with his move, Tanaka Ryoma won.
The medals were presented by Max-Hervé George, CEO of Ultima Capital.
Japanese Funakubo Haruka made an arm lock to German rival Caroline Fritze in the under 57kg final. what a waza demonstrated his dominance. His medal was awarded by International Judo Federation Ambassador and tennis legend Ilie Nastase.
Harada Kenshi won another gold medal for Japan by holding down Frances Theo Riquin in the under 73kg category.
one gold score waza-ari Barbara Timo won the Paris Gram Slam Championship in the new under 63kg category. Barbara was awarded the medal by Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews.
The most exhilarating moment of the day, French athlete Orlando Cazorla’s under-66 kg bronze medal struggle, his opponent was a giant smash. ippon It happened with his defeat. The iconic tournament began in a fascinating way.