2014 Tyumen Judo Grand Slam - Day 2 Back
July 13, 2014
The Hungarian fans were in great voice as they saw seven weight categories fighting on the tatami in search of Grand Prix silverware. The women’s -70kg, -78kg and +78kg categories and men’s -81kg, -90kg, -100kg and +100kg categories were all in action including the hosts’ heavyweight elite.
The Judo Grand Slam, Tyumen 2014, reached its conclusion on Sunday as the winners turned their attention to August’s World Championships in Chelyabinsk.
The two-day Grand Slam at the Tyumen Athletic Centre attracted a world-class field of 264 judoka from 38 countries including Russia’s 55-strong team who were spurred on by the animated crowd who have seen some of the sport’s finest events in the city in recent years.
Tyumen’s first Judo Grand Slam, the third IJF Grand Slam of the year following high-profile events in Paris and Baku, was the final stop on the IJF World Judo Tour before the judo world descends on Chelyabinsk.
The World Championships, which have been an annual event since the World Judo Tour’s launch in 2007, will be staged from 25-31 August and the build-up has intensified with dramatic action in Tyumen and highly-visible marketing for the competition.
Mr. Daniel LASCAU, IJF Sports Director, praised the efforts of the organising committee and looked ahead to the World Championships next month.
The former world champion said: "I’m pleased to see that the Olympic qualification period has been embraced by all the nations and is being taken very seriously at this stage in the cycle. Coaches are placing a great deal of importance on every single IJF event.
"The Grand Slam here in Tyumen has been a good rehearsal for August’s World Championships in Chelyabinsk. I’m quite confident that the organisers will deliver a good World Championships which is crucial to the Olympic qualification hopes of all judoka.”
Ahead of the competition Tyumen showed its capacity by staging an IJF Refereeing Seminar. The seminar, which is now a fixture at IJF World Judo Tour events, was attended by 100 officials and was expertly led by IJF Referee Director Bernd ACHILLES and the IJF Refereeing Commission.
The next seminar will be held in Croatia at the Zagreb Grand Prix in September.
High-flying Japan hit the medal trail and topped the medal podium as they won five gold, three silver and six bronze ahead of heavy-hitting Brazil who won five gold, two silver and three bronze.
Hosts Russia, who fielded a second string team, finished third with one gold medal, three silver and six bronze.
The full results can be seen at http://www.ippon.org/gs_
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World number one Kim POLLING (NED) was pushed all the way in Tyumen as she had showed grit and industry to win -70kg gold. European champion POLLING, who earned bronze in Rio last year, defeated two-time Pan American champion Kelita ZUPANCIC (CAN) with a waza-ari from a trademark ura-nage setting her on her way before her opponent scored a yuko with an ouchi-gari. That score was registered with only 35 seconds remaining and POLLING led the former world number one ZUPANCIC onto the ground to use up the remainder of the time.
In the first semi-final ZUPANCIC bested 20-year-old Junior World Championships silver medalist ARAI Chizuru with a purposeful performance that saw the Japanese fighter lose out by a waza-ari which was the only score of the contest. In the second semi-final POLLING defeated world bronze medallist KIM Seongyeon (KOR). The Dutch star won by way of shido penalties as she posted an unblemished record while KIM was penalized for going out of the area and passivity.
The first bronze medal was won by Tokyo Grand Slam winner ARAI as she dismissed Qingdao Grand Prix winner CHEN Fei (CHN) in just 54 seconds as she threw with uchi-mata for ippon. The second bronze medal went to losing semi-finalist KIM who returned to winning ways against world bronze medallist Gevrise EMANE (FRA). Both judoka had two shido penalties going into the final minute and EMANE - who was the only entry from France with their -70kg selection for the World Championships still to be confirmed – received a shido for passivity which separated the rivals at the end of the contest.
ZUPANCIC, Kelita (CAN) vs POLLING, Kim (NED)
Bronze Medal Fights
CHEN, Fei (CHN) vs ARAI, Chizuru (JPN)
EMANE, Gevrise (FRA) vs KIM, Seongyeon (KOR)
1. POLLING, Kim (NED)
2. ZUPANCIC, Kelita (CAN)
3. ARAI, Chizuru (JPN)
3. KIM, Seongyeon (KOR)
5. CHEN, Fei (CHN)
5. EMANE, Gevrise (FRA)
7. CONWAY, Sally (GBR)
7. DENISENKOVA, Ekaterina (RUS)
Olympic bronze medallist Mayra AGUIAR (BRA) made her eagerly-awaited return to action in Tyumen and looked like she had never been away as she issued a statement to her rivals a month away from the World Championships. AGUIAR was due to meet Olympic champion Kayla HARRISON (USA) - who returned from a year-long injury-lay-off injury in June - but the American strained her neck in her semi-final was unable to compete in the final.
HARRISON defeated 19-year-old Rome European Open winner UMEKI Mami (JPN) in the semi-final to guarantee a Grand Slam medal. The revered American had already been in two golden score contests by this point as she won a rematch of the London 2012 Olympic final against Gemma GIBBONS (GBR) and defeated Vera MOSKALYUK (RUS) in her opening contest. HARRISON prevailed by a yuko score with 70 seconds left having trailed at this point with two shido penalties to her name. In the second semi-final AGUIAR emerged triumphant against World Military Championships bronze medallist Daria POGORZELEC (POL). The Brazilian ace scored ippon after just 48 seconds as looked like she didn’t miss a step while on the sidelines.
The first bronze medal was won by POGORZELEC as Europe prevailed over Asia and LI Yang (CHN). POGORZELEC went ahead with a yuko and was good value for her victory as she added a waza-ari and a second yuko. Despite her lead the method of victory was not courtesy of a score but rather the inactivity of her opponent who received her fourth and final penalty for passivity to receive hansoku-make. The second bronze medal went to Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist OKAMURA Tomomi (JPN) who edged out countrywoman UMEKI. OKAMURA won the domestic bragging rights as a result of a yuko from a foot sweep.
AGUIAR, Mayra (BRA) vs HARRISON, Kayla (USA)
Bronze Medal Fights
LI, Yang (CHN) vs POGORZELEC, Daria (POL)
OKAMURA, Tomomi (JPN) vs UMEKI, Mami (JPN)
1. AGUIAR, Mayra (BRA)
2. HARRISON, Kayla (USA)
3. POGORZELEC, Daria (POL)
3. OKAMURA, Tomomi (JPN)
5. LI, Yang (CHN)
5. UMEKI, Mami (JPN)
7. MOSKALYUK, Vera (RUS)
7. GALEONE, Assunta (ITA)
World number six YAMABE Kanae (JPN) was the leading woman in the heavyweight category as she sealed gold by defeating world bronze medallist LEE Jung Eun (KOR). Paris Grand Slam winner YAMABE, 23, who is going to her first World Championships next month, was too strong for Jeju Grand Prix silver medallist LEE, who is best known for her unexpected bronze medal at the last World Championships. YAMABE threw her more experienced opponent as she stepped through with her hip in contact with LEE to win by ippon in the second minute.
In the first semi-final LEE overshadowed world silver medallist Maria Suelen ALTHEMAN (BRA). LEE went ahead with a yuko and doubled her advantage as her Brazilian rival could not unlock the defence of the hard-working fighter from South Korea. In the second semi-final YAMABE went up against Asian newcomer GAO Man (CHN) who saw an uchi-mata effort countered for ippon after one minute of action.
The first bronze medal was won by Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist QIN Qian (CHN) who conquered GAO on shido penalties with one against the former and three against the latter. The second bronze medal was won by ALTHEMAN who beat Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix bronze medallist Jasmin KUELBS (GER) with a loose harai-goshi securing ippon after 55 seconds.
YAMABE, Kanae (JPN) vs LEE, Jung Eun (KOR)
Bronze Medal Fights
QIN, Qian (CHN) vs GAO, Man (CHN)
KUELBS, Jasmin (GER) vs ALTHEMAN, Maria Suelen (BRA)
1. YAMABE, Kanae (JPN)
2. LEE, Jung Eun (KOR)
3. ALTHEMAN, Maria Suelen (BRA)
3. QIN, Qian (CHN)
5. KUELBS, Jasmin (GER)
5. GAO, Man (CHN)
7. INAMORI, Nami (JPN)
7. SLUTSKAYA, Maryna (BLR)
The Traktor Arena in Chelyabinsk, Russia, will stage the 2014 World Championships from 25-31 August
World number five Victor PENALBER (BRA) won -81kg as he defeated Baku Grand Slam gold medallist Alan KHUBETSOV (RUS) in the final on Sunday. KHUBETSOV, 21, who was aiming to win only Russia’s second gold medal of the competition, was denied on home soil by a waza-ari score which was the only one registered in the final. World Military Championships winner PENALBER had good memories of Tyumen having won bronze at the World Judo Masters here last year.
In the first semi-final KHUBETSOV was successful against Havana Grand Prix silver medallist Travis STEVENS (USA). The Russian went ahead with a yuko from a morote seoi-nage before the American replied with a uki-goshi to restore parity. STEVENS, who always seems to relish fighting home judoka, received a penalty for a false attach while KHUBETSOV was penalised for passivity to send the contest into golden score. After an extra 47 seconds STEVENS who had just attacked with a sumi-gaeshi, was penalised for passivity to hand the Russian victory. In the second semi-final PENALBER denied Olympic bronze medallist Antoine VALOIS-FORTIER (CAN) in 12 seconds with an osoto-gari to reiterate his desire to top the podium in Tyumen.
The first bronze medal was won by VALOIS-FORTIER who was triumphant against Qingdao Grand Prix bronze medallist Arsen PSHMAKHOV (RUS) who finished fifth at the Russian Grand Slam last year. After a lengthy delay of four minutes because of an inadvertent clash of heads, PSHMAKHOV toiled and had to pay with the ultimate penalty for his inferior workrate as he accumulated four shido penalties to be disqualified. The second bronze medal went to former European u23 Championships silver medallist Stanislav SEMENOV (RUS) who – having finished fifth at the Russian Grand Slam last year – come from behind to defeat STEVENS. The in-form American went ahead with a yuko from a uchi-mata and doubled his lead with a second yuko before SEMENOV pounced to win his country’s first medal on day two by ippon from a ko-soto-gake with 39 seconds remaining.
PENALBER, Victor (BRA) vs KHUBETSOV, Alan (RUS)
Bronze Medal Fights
PSHMAKHOV, Arsen (RUS) vs VALOIS-FORTIER, Antoine (CAN)
SEMENOV, Stanislav (RUS) vs STEVENS, Travis (USA)
1. PENALBER, Victor (BRA)
2. KHUBETSOV, Alan (RUS)
3. SEMENOV, Stanislav (RUS)
3. VALOIS-FORTIER, Antoine (CAN)
5. STEVENS, Travis (USA)
5. PSHMAKHOV, Arsen (RUS)
7. KOKOVICH, Ilya (RUS)
7. CIANO, Antonio (ITA)
All Japan Judo Championships winner YOSHIDA Yuya (JPN) defeated former world bronze medallist Dilshod CHORIEV (UZB) to take his career to new heights in Russia. Former Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist YOSHIDA won his first Grand Slam gold by downing CHORIEV with a waza-ari score.
In the first semi-final CHORIEV pulled away from Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Murat GASIEV (RUS) by scoring a waza-ari after both judoka had received two shido penalties for passivity. In the second semi-final former Dusseldorf Grand Prix winner YOSHIDA defeated Tyumen’s Grigorii SULEMIN (RUS). YOSHIDA opened the scoring with a waza-ari from a reverse morote seoi-nage and with a minute left he scored a second by rolling SULEMIN after he failed with a uchi-mata attempt.
The first bronze medal was won by the local fighter SULEMIN as a result of Tbilisi Grand Prix silver medallist Walter FACENTE (ITA) making crucial mistake as he grabbed the leg of his opponent to receive hansoku-make. The second bronze medal was won by Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Magomed MAGOMEDOV (RUS) who rushed past GASIEV by ippon in 54 seconds.
YOSHIDA, Yuya (JPN) vs CHORIEV, Dilshod (UZB)
Bronze Medal Fights
SULEMIN, Grigorii (RUS) vs FACENTE, Walter (ITA)
MAGOMEDOV, Magomed (RUS) vs GASIEV, Murat (RUS)
1. YOSHIDA, Yuya (JPN)
2. CHORIEV, Dilshod (UZB)
3. MAGOMEDOV, Magomed (RUS)
3. SULEMIN, Grigorii (RUS)
5. GASIEV, Murat (RUS)
5. FACENTE, Walter (ITA)
7. GAHRAMANOV, Shahin (AZE)
7. TOTH, Krisztian (HUN)
European silver medallist Elmar GASIMOV (AZE) topped the -100kg medal podium with a win against Junior world champion Kyle REYES (CAN). Tokyo Grand Slam silver medallist REYES, 20, lost out on shido penalties as GASIMOV earned a career-best result in Tyumen.
In the first semi-final REYES defeated Budapest Grand Prix silver medallist HAGA Ryunosuke (JPN) in 58 seconds by ippon as the reigning junior kingpin defeated the 2010 champion. In the second semi-final GASIMOV was victorious against little-known Arsen OMAROV (RUS) who finished seventh at Russia’s Grand Slam last year. GASIMOV won by a yuko which was the only score registered after five minutes as the Azerbaijan fighter conserved energy for the final.
The first bronze medal was won by Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Martin PACEK (SWE) who threw OMAROV with an uchi-mata for ippon with 68 seconds remaining. The second bronze medal went to HAGA who saw off three-time Asian Championships winner Ramziddin SAYIDOV (UZB) with a uchi-mata yielding ippon at the halfway mark.
REYES, Kyle (CAN) vs GASIMOV, Elmar (AZE)
Bronze Medal Fights
PACEK, Martin (SWE) vs OMAROV, Arsen (RUS)
SAYIDOV, Ramziddin (UZB) vs HAGA, Ryunosuke (JPN)
1. GASIMOV, Elmar (AZE)
2. REYES, Kyle (CAN)
3. HAGA, Ryunosuke (JPN)
3. PACEK, Martin (SWE)
5. SAYIDOV, Ramziddin (UZB)
5. OMAROV, Arsen (RUS)
7. OGAWA, Ryuko (JPN)
7. CORREA, Luciano (BRA)
World number two Rafael SILVA (BRA) was too strong and too experienced for two-time Junior world champion OJITANI Takeshi (JPN) in the +100kg final. OJITANI, 22, who has defeated judoka such as Dusseldorf Grand Prix winner KAMIKAWA Daiki (JPN) in domestic competition, lost out on shido penalties to Olympic bronze medallist SILVA who is ready for battle in Chelyabinsk with the intention of going one better than his 2013 silver medal.
In the first semi-final SILVA profited from a lack of industry shown by European u23 Championships silver medallist Sven HEINLE (GER). SILVA was composed and active while 22-year-old HEINLE accumulated four shido penalties for passivity to receive hansoku-make.In the second semi-final Japanese powerhouse OJITANI bested Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix bronze medallist Daniel NATEA (ROU). The Romanian failed to do himself justice as he lost by hansoku-make after receiving four shido penalties with the final indiscretion as a result of a gripping infringement.
The first bronze medal was won Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist HARASAWA Hisayoshi (JPN) who defeated NATEA by ippon from uchi-mata after 78 seconds. The second bronze medal was clinched by Madrid European Open silver medallist Maciej SARNACKI (POL) who foiled HEINLE by ippon in 32 seconds.
SILVA, Rafael (BRA) vs OJITANI, Takeshi (JPN)
Bronze Medal Fights
HARASAWA, Hisayoshi (JPN) vs NATEA, Daniel (ROU)
SARNACKI, Maciej (POL) vs HEINLE, Sven (GER)
1. SILVA, Rafael (BRA)
2. OJITANI, Takeshi (JPN)
3. SARNACKI, Maciej (POL)
3. HARASAWA, Hisayoshi (JPN)
5. HEINLE, Sven (GER)
5. NATEA, Daniel (ROU)
7. PROKIN, Sergey (RUS)
7. MEYER, Roy (NED)
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