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Conway stuns world number one in Baku Judo Grand Slam

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By Euronews
Conway stuns world number one in Baku Judo Grand Slam

Day two of the Baku Judo Grand Slam saw 132 judokas in action and medals were decided in four weight categories.

Rustam Orujov, the world number five, sent the home fans wild in the under 73-kilo class when he won gold after beating Mongolia’s Olympic bronze medallist Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal.

The day’s final combat in the under 81-kilo category should have had two 21-year-olds face off for gold, but Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev didn’t even have to fight Georgia’s Ushangi Margiani, who had to pull out after injury.

In the women’s competition Austria’s Kathrin Unterwurzacher made up for losing the final here last year in the under 63-kilo class by beating Germany’s Martyna Trajdos to the gold.

But a huge shock was to come in the under 70-kilo class, where Britain’s Sally Conway defeated the world number one, the Netherlands’ Kim Polling, with a decisive ouchi-gari 10 seconds from the end of the bout.