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Lee Moon Jin gets first Grand Slam gold at Abu Dhabi

Last updated on November 2, 2019

Slovenia’s Olympic Champion Tina Trstenjak was the girl of this afternoon on day two of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam — flying throughout the preliminary rounds she shot on several Pan American Champion Maylín Del Toro Carvajal, also procured a decisive hold-down, to shoot her 5th Grand Slam Gold medal.

“It is not simple, maybe just seems simple. Whenever there’s the chance, I only do it, you understand. Occasionally I can not, but there was a chance, and I am glad I could do it” Trstenjak said.

Bilal Çiloğlu took on Canada’s Arthur Margelidon at the 73kg closing, also clinched it with less than 30 minutes to go, using a driving Kouchi Gake. Shifting management, he wrapped up his opponent’s legs and drove him to claim Turkey’s first Grand Slam Gold in 6 decades.

“I felt comfortable for the first strategy, but my competitor knows my strikes, so I must change to assault in my weaker side — it was a fine technique for me, particularly considering it was at the last minutes of this competition, for the Waza-ari it actually opened up the final part of this competition, and it felt totally fantastic,” Çiloğlu said.

At 70kg it had been an all Dutch closing, and it had been multiple European Champion Kim Polling who shot the victory over her teammate Sanne Van Dijke using a spectacular Osoto.

Mr Radu Budeanu, guest of the International Judo Federation, given Polling her decoration.

Amount 406 from the entire world in 81kg, Lee Moon-Jin, had an amazing day that he took on Georgia’s Luka Maisuradze at the closing. Two critical counters; the first for Waza-ari, and the next for Ippon. It earnt the Korean his first Grand Slam Gold, in his first Grand Slam look.

He was thrilled to make his mark on the global scene.

The movement of the afternoon came from Venezuela’s Elvismar Rodríguez, against World and Olympic Medalist Sally Conway of Great Britain, wrap the arm up, she won a Bronze trophy by twisting her opponent over to an emphatic Ippon.