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Carolin Weiss defeats both Chinese world leaders and takes gold

27 Jun 2016 09:30

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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German judoka Carolin Weiss took her career to new heights in Budapest as she won her first Grand Prix title with a classy performance in the Hungarian capital. World Judo Masters silver medallist Ma Sisi of China fell to two-time Grand Prix bronze medallist Weiss by a single shido as the German fighter won their first meeting between the two heavyweight forces having defeated reigning world champion Yu Song (CHN) in the semi-final. Weiss won the European Open this year in Sofia as well.

The first bronze medal was claimed by Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Iryna Kindzerska (UKR) who shaded former Baku Grand Slam silver medallist Santa Pakenyte (LTU) by a single shido as the smallest of margins separated both judoka after four minutes. The second bronze medal contest was won by world champion Yu Song (CHN) who surpassed Junior World Championships bronze medallist Yelyzaveta Kalanina (UKR) by a yuko and a waza-ari with the latter coming from a trademark harai-makikomi.

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