Katrin Unterwurzacher of Austria defeated Di Cintio of France to win the women’s under 63 kilogramme gold medal on day two of the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix. Unterwurzacher won the title courtesy of a beautifully executed ko soto gake.
Brazil’s Maria Portela proved too strong junior world champion Bernadette Graf of Austria in the final of the women’s under 70 kilo division. Portela – who this year won gold in the Pan American Judo Championships – took top spot on the podium after an ura nage throw to win the title by ippon.
In a closely fought contest Victor Penalber of Brazil caused quite the upset when he beat favourite Sirazhudin Magomedov of Russia in the final of the men’s under 81 kilo category.