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Day 2 of the Judo Grand Slam in Azerbaijan


Day 2 of the Judo Grand Slam in Azerbaijan


Day two of the Baku Grand Slam has taken place in Azerbaijan.

In the under 73 kg category Israel’s Sagi Muki was unstoppable . He saw off Buenos Aires Pan American Open silver medallist Florent Urani from France to win the top prize.

The Israeli was in top form and dashed his opponent’s hopes of winning his first Grand Slam medal. Muki scored ippon after 90 seconds with a sode-tsurikomi-goshi.

Reigning Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Alan Khubetsov from Russia was winner in the under 81kg category. He beat Tbilisi grand Prix bronze medallist Ushangi Margiani in the final.

The Russian was too strong for his Georgian opponent and beat him by a yuko. Both judoka finished the contest with three penalties.

In the women’s competition Kim Polling from the Netherlands extended her lead at the top of the world ranking list by defeating Samsun Grand Prix runner-up Sally Conway from Great Britain.

The Dutchwoman scored a waza-ari from an ippon seoi-nage. Conway defended several uchi-mata attempts but Polling was too strong for her in the end.

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