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Amartuvshin Dashdavaa makes his point at GP Ulaanbaatar

1 Jul 2016 20:10

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
20160701_MGL_IJF_60 DASHDAVAA, Amartuvshin

Mongolian Former world silver medallist and top seed Dashdavaa Amartuvshin was the best of his country’s four judoka in the U60kg division as he saw off Nasanjargal Ser-Od (MGL) in the final.

Nasanjargal, who was making his first appearance on the IJF World Judo Tour since 2014, was caught after two minutes with a ko-soto-gake for ippon after the pair became entangled and it was Dashdavaa – who was overlooked for Rio 2016 – who sent a message to the hosts' Association by powering to gold.

In the first semi-final Dashdavaa beat former Buenos Aires Pan American Open bronze medallist Albert Mongush (RUS) on shido penalties 1:2 in a scoreless contest. In the second semi-final Prague European Open bronze medallist Ganbaatar Battulga (MGL) fell to Nasanjargal who was unstoppable in his pursuit of his first IJF World Judo Tour final. The latter led with a yuko from a drop seoi-nage and added a waza-ari as he booked an all-Mongolian U60kg final.

The first bronze medal was won by 28-year-old IJF World Judo Tour debutant Dagvadorj Bayarmagnai (MGL) who beat teammate Ganbaatar. Dagvadorj countered his opponent for a waza-ari score and absorbed a bold modified kata-guruma from Ganbaatar to win his first IJF medal and will earn international assignments in the future after passing this home test. The second bronze medal went to 20-year-old Grand Prix debutant Davud Mammadsoy (AZE) who inflicted a second defeat for beaten semi-finalist Mongush. Mammadsoy led with a yuko after 27 seconds and added a second before Mongush replied with a waza-ari from an ouchi-gari. Mongush captured the arm of his opponent and put on the juji-gatame for what seemed like an eternity – especially for the Azeri - but he defiantly held out and refused to submit. The Russian was penalised for passivity before Mammadsoy added a waza-ari with 31 seconds left by rolling his opponent over and a closing yuko from Mongush was not enough to influence the outcome.

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