Krasniqi and Kim take the top honours on day one in Doha

By Richard Appropriate
 & Global Judo Federation

The opening match of the 2021 judo season is underway in Doha: the invitation-only World Masters, where the most realistic-ranked judokas in every weight category battle it out for prime space.

Our girl of the day is Kosovo’s Distria Krasniqi who faced Japan’s 2017 World Champion Tonaki Funa within the closing of the -48kg category. She took gold inside of 90 seconds with two waza-aris for a contest-tremendous waza-ari-awasete-ippon. Krasniqi bought her third consecutive Masters title from the Overall Secretary of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Jassem Rashed Al Bouinin.

“I’m very elated with myself because in every opponents I’ve gone to at some level of the final two years I’ve come help dwelling with a medal,” she said. “I’m very gratified and naturally I whisper very onerous on every day foundation and I if truth be told have the most effective coach and the most effective workforce. We make stronger every diversified so noteworthy.”

Kim is man of the day

Our man of the day modified into as soon as South Korea’s Kim Gained Jin – who overcame Yang Yung Wei from Chinese language Taipei with an exceptional tani-otoshi to grab the -60kg gold, his handiest result to this level. The medals have been presented by Husain Al Musallam, Director Overall & Technical Director of the Olympic Council of Asia.

“From the first contest on I fought a sturdy opponent,” said Kim afterwards. “The 2019 World Champion. And all of my contests have been very complex. I never gave up and did my handiest to the discontinuance, so that I could perhaps presumably steal.”

Amandine Buchard takes gold

Within the -52kg category, France’s World Number 1 Amandine Buchard took gold by beating the 2017 World Champion Shishime Ai from Japan. The Vice-President of the Global Judo Federation, Obaid Al Anzi awarded the medals.

On the -66kg stage, 2015 World Champion An Baul faced Israel’s Baruch Shmailov and – he secured gold with a tumble seoi nage for waza-ari. This modified into as soon as the Korean’s second World Masters title – presented to him by Jean Luc Rouge, Overall Secretary of the Global Judo Federation.

Within the under 57 kilos, Japan’s Yoshida Tsukasa met France’s Sarah Leonie Cysique within the closing and held down her opponent to victory, flipping the of their outdated contest within the Tokyo World Championships. Habib Sissoko, Vice-President of the Global Judo Federation awarded the medals.

Slide of the day

Our switch of the day modified into as soon as an unimaginable ippon from Russia’s Albert Oguzov towards Tunisia’s Fraj Dhouibi.

What an unimaginable technique to kick off 2021!

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