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Heavyweights in action on final day of Judo Grand Prix Tashkent


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Heavyweights in action on final day of Judo Grand Prix Tashkent

The Judo Grand Prix in Tashkent Uzbekistan came to a thrilling end as the heavyweights took to the tatami on Saturday.

Five medals were up for grabs on the final day of competition.

One of those went to Daria Pogorzelec of Poland who immobilized Croat Ivana Maranic for ippon to claim the under 78 kilo title.

The final of the last woman’s category at the event in the Uzbek capital saw Ukrainian teammates Iryna Kindzerska and Svitlana Iaromka battle it out in the over 78 kilo class.

In a closely fought and Kumikata grip fight that lasted four minutes Iaromka finally won gold by virtue of fewer penalties.

Alexandre Iddir celebrated gold in the -90kg division.

The French judoka beat Russia’s Kirill Denisov with an outstanding reverse sleeve lifting pulling hip throw for ippon.

Ramadan Darwish turned his bronze from last week’s Astana leg into gold in Tashkent.

The Egyptian beat Havana Grand Prix winner Toma Nikiforov from belgium in the under 100 kilo title fight.

Darwish scored a yuko point in the final few seconds to strike gold.

The last gold medal up for grabs on the final day of competition was in the men’s heavyweight +100kg class.

The title went to Temuulen Battulga of Mongolia who defeated Daniel Allerstorfer of Austria by ippon.

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