The first gold medal in a women judo history of Uzbekistan
Judo fans can look forward to seeing 478 judoka from 59 nations competing across 16 weight categories this week with the team event closing the competition on Sunday. Prize money will also be at stake with $52,000 to be divided to the medallists in the individual event and $11,000 for the team event.
The Cadet World Championships 2015
Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Jorien VISSER (NED) was unable to resist 17-year-old Cadet European Cup bronze medallist Diyora KELDIYOROVA (UZB) who clinched -48kg world gold on Thursday. KELDIYOROVA took the lead with a yuko, seconds after VISSER was penalised for passivity, and followed up with osaekomi-waza as she held down the Dutch judoka with kami-shiho-gatame for 20 seconds and ippon.
In the first semi-final Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Anais MOSDIER (FRA) was beaten by VISSER (NED) by the slender margin of a yuko score which was the only time the scoreboard was in action in the four minute contest. In the second semi-final eventual winner KELDIYOROVA (UZB) saw off Tugce BEDER (TUR) who finished fifth at the EYOF a week ago. KELDIYOROVA powered through to the final by ippon having been in front by a waza-ari score.
The first bronze medal was won by BEDER (TUR) who frustrated former Cadet European silver medallist and top seed Blandine PONT (FRA) and emerged with the win by way of a yuko score. The second bronze medal was claimed by MOSDIER (FRA) who defeated Cadet European Championship silver medallist Nadezda PETROVIC (SRB) by wazari-awasette-ippon.
VISSER, Jorien (NED) vs KELDIYOROVA, Diyora (UZB)
Bronze Medal Fights
BEDER, Tugce (TUR) vs PONT, Blandine (FRA)
MOSDIER, Anais (FRA) vs PETROVIC, Nadezda (SRB)
1. KELDIYOROVA, Diyora (UZB)
2. VISSER, Jorien (NED)
3. BEDER, Tugce (TUR)
3. MOSDIER, Anais (FRA)
5. PONT, Blandine (FRA)
5. PETROVIC, Nadezda (SRB)
7. DOLGIKH, Ekaterina (RUS)
7. CLEMENTE, Gabriela (BRA)