Judo fans filled the hall again on the second day of the Paris Grand Slam Tournaments. The Judo family came together on the eve of the second day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Paris tournaments. At the gala hosted by the International Judo Federation and the French National Federation, judo friends from all over the world were present in honor of the tournament.
The final day of the tournament started strong with Japanese judoka Sasaki Takeshi. Sasaki scored a lightning fast double against Georgian rival Grigalashvili in the Under-81kg category. waza-ari He became the male athlete of the day with his score.
Sasaki’s medal was presented by Mustafa Berraf, a member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the African National Olympic Committees Association.
The female athlete of the day was Russian judoka Aleksandra Babintseva, who excelled in the under 78kg category.
a great one costo soto Babintseva, who defeated her Japanese opponent in the final, won her first Grand Slam title. Donia Kaouach, Executive Director of Leaders for Peace, was present to present their medals.
Under 90 kg and Under 70 kg medals went to Japan
The under-90kg category winner received just seconds before the finish bell. waza-ari The Japanese judoka with the score was Nagasawa Kenta.
Andrey Kryukov, Secretary General of the Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee, presented his medals.
Japanese judoka Niizoe Saki won the gold medal by defeating the last Croatian world champion Barbara Matic in the under 70kg category.
Jean Luc Rouge, Secretary General of the International Judo Federation presented the gold medal to Saki.
Russian judoka success in 100 kg
Russian athlete Arman Adamian climbed to the top of the podium by attacking Romanian rival Asley Gonzalez with a clever change of direction in the under 100kg category. Obaid Al Anzi, Vice President of the International Judo Federation, presented his medal.
Israeli judoka Raz Hershko scored a confident victory over the host France’s favorite French rival in the over 78kg category.
The Israeli athlete received his medal from Siteny Randrianasolo-Niaiko, Vice President of the International Judo Federation.
The last struggle of the day was over 100 kilos. Russian athlete Inal Tasoev won the victory over the Frenchman Cyrille Maret. Tasoev waza-ari He had a chance to win with his points.
Rehio Davio, Vice President of the International Judo Federation, was on stage to present his medal.
At the close of a spectacular Paris Grand Slam, a voicemail by Alexis Mathieu ura-nage The move was recorded as the most exuberant moment of the day.