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Spectacular semi finals at day 2 in judo at Olympic Games

7 Aug 2016 18:15

Majlinda Kelmendi

Yes, we expected An Baul vs Masashi Ebinuma in the final, but who fought Fabio Basile and Adrian Gomboc would be fighting the semi final for men U66kg? The category for men U66kg is absolutely amazing today with an early goodbye of Super stars like Georgii Zantaraia, Vazha Margvelashvili, , Mikhail Pulyaev and Golan Pollack. The Israelians were not good enough as also Gili Cohen lost her first bout.

Fabio Basile absolutely has got it today, that needed vibe for the Olympic Games, Pino Maddaloni knows all about it and Fasile has all the chances to stunt, as far he isn’t already doing it. Italy is amazing at the second day with two finallists as also Odette Giuffrida reached the semi final in the women’s U52kg division.

Giuffrida will fight Ma Yingnan of China who surprised Erika Miranda in her last ten seconds. Where did we see that before? In Astana she was surprised against Misato Nakamura in the dying seconds. Now Ma will fight Giuffrida, but the Italians got it today.

Majlinda Kelmendi and Misato Nalkamura will fight the ultimate semi final, comparable to Ba-Ul and Ebinuma, one spot in the final for those two super athletes. The World Champions of 2013-2014 and 2015 will fight for that place against Giuffrida or Ma.

Other sensations today are Christianne Legentil of Mauritius who defeated Gili Cohen and showcased another stunning result like in 2012 when she defeated Majlinda Kelmendi. Also Domincai Republic’s sensation Wander Mateo who defeated Sergiu Oleinic after the Portuguese overcame Georgii Zantaraia. Wander reached the quarter final and lost to Ebinuma, he is in the repechage against Wander Mateo. Also Canadian stuntman Antoine Bouchard has a great day, with super judo and surprised Mikhail Pulyaev in his first match. A scenario we saw in 2012 when Galstyan won gold at day 1 but Russian favourite Musa Mogushkov lost in his first round match at day 2 in 2012. Bouchard will fight Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj of Mongolia in the repechage.

U52kg Andreea Chitu who lost to Giuffrida will fight Miranda, a sensational match. Natalia Kuziutina seems to have an easier match against Legentil.

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