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Black day for judo's brightest stars in Guadalajara

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Black day for judo's brightest stars in Guadalajara

<p>In Mexico for the World Masters Judo, Euroenews reporter Pedro Lasuen reflects on an unexpected day in Guadalajara: “The World Masters of Judo is a top tournament and the judoka have to be focused right from the start of the day to avoid any embarrassment. Day two promised finals full of favourites, but no the opposite in fact, the favourites dropped like flys on a black day for judo’s bright stars.” <b></b><br /> The early elimination of a number of the favourites paved the way for Japan’s Miku Tashiro to take on Juul Franssen of the Netherlands in -63kg class final. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="da" dir="ltr">Miku Tashiro prolongs Masters title beating Franssen <a href="https://t.co/xzuYLxshb4">https://t.co/xzuYLxshb4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/judogdl2016?src=hash">#judogdl2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/judogdl2016"><code>judogdl2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/eJudo"></code>eJudo</a> <a href="https://t.co/DOfQWbkfj0">pic.twitter.com/DOfQWbkfj0</a></p>— JudoInside.com (<code>JudoInside) <a href="https://twitter.com/JudoInside/status/736695184889663488">May 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> Tashiro just shaded it winning the fight by Waza-ari. <b></b> Double Dutch time the Netherlands had a representative on the tatami in the -70kg category in the formidable form of world number one Kim Polling. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">Judoka <a href="https://twitter.com/kimpolling"></code>kimpolling</a> wint de World Masters voor de derde keer <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/judo?src=hash">#judo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nhsport?src=hash">#nhsport</a> <a href="https://t.co/6EHWOgBO0u">https://t.co/6EHWOgBO0u</a> <a href="https://t.co/LGxvCMjcDy">pic.twitter.com/LGxvCMjcDy</a></p>— NH Sport (<code>RTVNH_Sport) <a href="https://twitter.com/RTVNH_Sport/status/736831760932167680">May 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> She took on Bernadette Graf of Austria in an all European final. <b></b> Polling dominated nailing three yuko and ippon for victory. <b></b> In the men's -73kg Japan's Soichi Hashimoto, the great groundworker, battled it out with Mongolia's Odbayer Ganbaatar claiming victory in just over one minute into the bout with a spectacular ippon maneuvering Ganbaatar before applying an arm lock. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Resultados en categoría varonil en -73kg.<br>1- Soichi Hashimoto JAP<br>2- Odbayar Ganbaatar MON<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/judogdl2016?src=hash">#judogdl2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/i3WaTisaox">pic.twitter.com/i3WaTisaox</a></p>&mdash; Judo Masters GDL2016 (</code>judogdl2016) <a href="https://twitter.com/judogdl2016/status/736694389137760257">May 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b><br /> The American Travis Stevens got the better of Belgian Joachim Bottieau in a bout high on penalty points. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Travis Stevens laughs himself to the gold <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JudoGDL2016?src=hash">#JudoGDL2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/aIwFlcyEJI">https://t.co/aIwFlcyEJI</a> Amazing performance by Stevens <a href="https://t.co/Nxtm8ODKt6">pic.twitter.com/Nxtm8ODKt6</a></p>— JudoInside.com (<code>JudoInside) <a href="https://twitter.com/JudoInside/status/736703860346114048">May 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> Stevens dominated adding ippon to two yuko for victory in the under 81kg final. <b></b> Surprise of the day on a day of surprises saw Olympic bronze medalist the Canadian Antoine Valois Fortier defeated. The world number three eliminated by Russia's Sirazhudin Magmedov ranked 20 in the world in the first preliminary round. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BOOM! Massive ippon by <a href="https://twitter.com/sconway70"></code>sconway70</a> to take her into the quarter final of the Masters. Get in Sal. <a href="https://t.co/6dtJEwVicN">pic.twitter.com/6dtJEwVicN</a></p>— Euan Burton <span class="caps">MBE</span> (@Euan_Burton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Euan_Burton/status/736609067251212288">May 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b><br /> Britain’s Sally Conway produced the move of the day in the -70kg class throwing the Cuban Onix Cortés Aldana for ippon.”</p>