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The golden groundwork of Marcus Nyman pays out
17 Jul 2016 20:05
Sweden did some good business at the Grand Slam in Tyumen. World Judo Masters bronze medallist Marcus Nyman gave another superb account of himself on the IJF World Judo Tour as he bested World Judo Masters silver medallist Khusen Khalmurzaev of Russia in the U90kg final. Former European champion Nyman, 25, a ne-waza specialist, trapped his opponent Khalmurzaev with a sankaku-gatame for 20 seconds and ippon.
Khalmurzaev will now invest his time in supporting his twin brother Khasan Khalmurzaev who will fight for Russia in the -81kg category at the Olympic Games. Khusen Khalmurzaev missed out on Rio as four-time world medallist Kirill Denisov was selected by the Russian management.
The first bronze medal was won by Magomed Magomedov as former Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix winner Alexander Grigorev was penalised four times compared to the two indiscretions of his teammate in a lacklustre contest. The second bronze medal was captured by Qingdao Grand Prix winner Nagasawa Kenta (JPN) who threw Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix bronze medallist Firudin Dadashov (AZE) with osoto-gari and then uchi-mata and scored a yuko with each attack. Nagasawa sealed the victory by holding down the Azeri who was powerless under the pressure of the Japanese in the mune-gatame hold.
Swedish judoka won three World Tour events from 2011-2015 and this year halfway five. Two in Tyumen as also Martin Pacek won his category and titles for the same men in Düsseldorf, Tbilisi and Baku.
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