Gadanov shines

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Russia’s Alim Gadanov produced a stunning performance to claim gold in the under 66 kilo category on the first day of the Judo Grand Prix in

In the last major warm-up before the European Championships in April, the 28 year old edged out Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar in the final with an outstanding ura-nage.

The bronze medals were won by Japan’s Jumpei Morishita and Korea’s Min-Ho Choi.

Meanwhile in the women’s under 48 kilo category, Belgium’s Charline Van Snick just proved too strong for her opponents.

The world number four beat Cuba’s Dayaris Mestre Alvarez in the semi finals and carried her momentum into the showpiece match where she downed Japan’s Hiromi Endo.