After two unbelievable days of Judo in Mongolia, Day 3 of the inaugural Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam noticed the entire judo world on tenterhooks for the heavyweights.
In entrance of a packed-out stadium, the ultimate day noticed the ladies rise to the event, showcasing unbelievable energy and ability.
Amongst them was the beneath 78-kilogramme Japanese judoka and 2015 World Champion, Umeki Mami.
She took on Israel’s Inbar Lanir who has been making her mark within the class. However Umeki’s expertise gained out, with a robust uchi-mata, profitable her ninth World Judo Tour gold medal.
“My opponent within the closing has quite a lot of momentum behind her for the time being. I made a decision to give attention to a powerful gripping tactic in order that I might win the competition,” Umeki Mami, gold medalist within the -78kg class mentioned.
Mami was awarded her medal by a Mongolian parliament MP Damdiny Tsogtbaatar.
Mongolian hopes dashed within the +78kg class
Within the over 78 kilogramme class, native hopes rested on the ever-consistent Adiyasuren Amarsaikhan. The heavyweight Mongolian had the help of the gang and her teammates and dominated all through her fights to earn a spot within the closing.
There she met probably the most dynamic fighters within the class, Raz Hershko of Israel.
Hershko used her well-known dropping assaults, which though didn’t rating, opened up a chance to transition into groundwork. A powerful pin ended hopes for a Mongolian gold on the heavyweights.
The medals have been awarded by Mongolian MP Bat-Erdene.
Korea’s Kim Hayun delivered an outstanding ippon within the over 78kg bronze contest. After profitable the Grand Prix in Portugal earlier this 12 months, and taking bronze in Paris, she is definitely one to look at within the class.
After the three days of competitors, the IJF impartial banner topped the medals board with 5 gold medals, two silver and two bronze.
Japan tallied 4 gold, one silver and two bronze; Mongolia got here third, with a complete of two gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze.
The recognition of judo in Mongolia has grown immensely, largely on account of their current successes, and the younger heavyweights have been there to show that the long run is vivid. Thanks, Ulaanbaatar, for internet hosting an excellent occasion and see you subsequent 12 months!