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Guusje Steenhuis shines in Baku

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By Euronews
Guusje Steenhuis shines in Baku

<p>Dutch sensation Guusje Steenhuis produced a stunning performance to outclass Japan’s Akari Ogata in the final of the women’s under 78 kilo class at the Baku Grand Slam on Sunday. </p> <p>The 22-year-old triumphed thanks to a perfectly executed harai-makikomi while Ukraine’s Svitlana Iaromka reigned supreme in the over 78 kilo category. </p> <p>The Tbilisi Grand Prix silver medallist held Lithuania’s Santa Pakenyte with a kesa-gatame to win her country’s first gold in this year’s event. </p> <p>In the men’s event, Japan’s Mashu Baker edged out Noel Van T End in the under 90 kilo final to claim his second Grand Slam gold medal.</p> <p>The bronze medals were won by Italy’s Walter Facente and Joakim Dvarby of Sweden. </p> <p>In the under 100 kilo category, local favourite Elmar Gasimov failed to give the home crowd something to cheer about as Russia’s Adlan Bisultanov proved unstoppable in the final. </p> <p>Meanwhile Hungary’s Barna Bor sent a strong message to his rivals in the over 100 kilo class. </p> <p>The World number 8 downed Aslan Kambiev of Russia in the semi-finals before carrying his momentum into the showpiece match with a win over Roy Meyer thanks to a late yuko.</p>