Judo Grand Prix Astana: Day two

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Judo Grand Prix Astana: Day two

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The Judo Grand Prix Astana produced four gold medallist on day two of competition.

World silver medallist Yarden Gerbi of Israel celebrated her first IJF gold medal of the year when she defeated Anna Bernholm of Sweden by ippon in the under 63 kilo division.

Former Junior world champion Bernadette Graf claimed her first Grand Prix title of her young career.

The 22-year-old Austrian judoka outclassed Esther Stam of Georgia to win the under 70 kilo title.

Former European bronze medallist Pierre Duprat returned to the IJF winner’s circle for the first time in over a year when he won the men’s under 73 kilo gold.

The Frenchman defeated Baku Grand Slam winner Sagi Muki of Israel.

Baku Grand Slam winner Alan Khubetsov toppled Khasan Khalmurzaev in an all-Russian -81kg final.

In an evenly-balanced fight between two 21-year-olds Khubetsov registered the only score of the contest with an over-the-shoulder arm throw to earn himself a yuko and the gold.