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Miku Tashiro prolongs Masters title beating Franssen
29 May 2016 00:25
Miku Tashiro prolonged her title at the Masters. Last year Tashiro won the gold in Rabat (MOR), this time she defeated Dutch Juul Franssen in the final in Guadalajara. Tashiro dominated the match, but couldn’t score, only a penalty difference until 45 seconds for the end when she struck with a wazari by ashi-waza against Franssen.
Tashiro won her bouts against Hilde Drexler (AUT), Junxia Yang (CHN) and Anicka van Emden followed in the semi final. Franssen had a bye in her first round and defeated Ekaterina Valkova (RUS) in the semi.
The bronze was for Anicka van Emden who defeated Tsend-Ayush by one penalty difference. Austrian Kathrin Unterwurzacher sort of gave away her bronze medal against Yang Junxia. Unterwurzacher led by wazari for a sasei and followed with an oseikomi, but Yang escaped and was in a hold down herself a few seconds later.
Miku Tashiro is World bronze medallist in 2014 and 2015. Tashiro won the World Junior Championships U20 in 2010 in Agadir. She was World U17 Champion in 2009 U63kg. Tashiru was All Japan Champion in 2015. Tashiro won the IJF World Masters in Rabat in 2015 and now in Guadalajara. She won silver at the Paris Grand Slam in 2016.
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