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Judo Grand Prix, Ulaanbaatar: Tsend Ayush thrills home crowd with victory


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Judo Grand Prix, Ulaanbaatar: Tsend Ayush thrills home crowd with victory

Four weight categories took to the tatami on Saturday on the second day of the Judo Grand Prix, Ulaanbaatar.

After two gold medals on day one the Mongolian capital crowd were again celebrating a title-winning performance.

Naranjargal Tsend Ayush went one better than last year and won the under 70 kilo gold.

She beat Asian champion Ye-Sul Hwang of South Korea.

Rome European Open bronze medallist Junxia Yang dominated the under 63 kilo division.

The Chinese Judoka defeated World number 14 and Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Da-Woon Joung of South Korea who she pinned to the tatami for victory.

The was disappointment for the home contingent.

The tournament’s poster boy Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar was beaten to gold in the under 73 kilo title fight for a second consecutive year by Georgia’s Nugzari Tatakashvili.

And finally in a thrilling conclusion to the under 81 kilo contest Japan’s Keita Nagashima threw Ki-Chun Wang for a waza-ari half point to snatch victory from the double World Champion from South Korea with one second left.

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