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Zagred:Judo Grand Prix


Zagred:Judo Grand Prix


Two household names battled it out in the under 78 kilo womens final of the Zagreb Judo Grand Prix.

World bronze medallist Anamari Velensek of Slovenia came from behind to beat European bronze medallist Abigel Joo of Hungary.

In the heavyweight category Dusseldorf Grand Prix bronze medallist Yu Song of China clinched the gold.

The 2013 World Judo Masters winner beat off Ukrainian judoka Svitlana Iaromka.

In the mens competition world silver medallist Krisztian Toth of Hungary continued his dramatic rise to glory in the under 90 kilo category.

The judoka – who is now ranked third in the world – narrowly defeated Serbian Aleksander Kukolj by a yuko.

The mens under 100 kilo final saw Russian Adlan Bisultanov crowned victor after he took down Georgian Aleksandre Mskhaladze.

Losing out on the gold with just seven seconds remaining, the Georgian still managed to secure a career-best result.

Finally in the over 100 kilo category Dutch powerhouse Roy Meyer collected the first IJF gold medal of his career.

The contest was settled after five minutes when his Algerian opponent Mohamed Amine Tayeb was penalised a second time for passivity.

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