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Wisdom beats talent at day one in Zagreb
12 Sep 2014 18:30
The Grand Prix in Zagreb delivered some sensational medals today with France in the lead of the medal table after day 1.
The French women were outstanding with Laetitia Blot who celebrated her first big medal in an IJF qualification event and Annabelle Euranie, who keeps on going with successes this year. The mother of two children is in a good shape and won the category U52kg in the final against Portuguese Joana Ramos. Blot defeated Hedvig Karakas of Hungary with one penalty difference.
In the finals nine different countries, only France was the one who had two judoka and took gold twice.
Monica Ungureanu of Romanin was a sensational winner U48kg. She beat Julia Figueroa of Spain in the final, who also had an outstanding day defeating Charline van Snick in the semi final. The Belgian Olympic bronze medallist and world medallist of last year in Rio, celebrated her comeback with bronze. A good performance which will satisfy her with the first points in the pocket. It wasn't easy for Van Snick who was kept in the dark for about a year after she tested positive in Rio. Now the ban couldn't stand the legal pressure, the Belgian medal hope is back and showed she can still meet with the best, although this was just a modest practise.
@ChavanSnick posted on her twitter account
Another sensation was for Austria's Ludwig Paischer. The 32-year old former Olympic finallist won the category U60kg. He defeated Ahmet Sahin of Turkey and Spanish talent Fran Garrigos in the semi. The SPanish youngster overcame Ashley McKenzie in his first bout.
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The category U66kg was another medal, even gold for Belgium. Jasper Lefevere won his first Grand Prix wiyth excellent victories over Ilija Ciganovic, Andraz Jereb, Sinan Sandal and Alim Gadanov, the world's former number one.
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