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Super fight Egor Mgdsyan vs Hifumi Abe for the junior world title

23 Oct 2014 22:25    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Gold medals today in Fort Lauderdale for Chang-Rim An, Amandine Buchard, Egor Mgdsyan and Momo Tamaoki. In fact other medals than expected. The second day of the World Championships in Fort Lauderdale went well for the European athletes. French Amandine Buchard and Russian Egor Mgdsyan highlighted the day in the USA.

Buchard who usually fights in the category U48kg today experienced the U52kg category where she was more than successful. In final match after three penalties on her back against Larise Florian, she made amazing comeback with two scored wazari’s against Romanian athlete. In first round of her category she maybe had the biggest challenge as she was better than Italian Odette Giuffrida who finished her contest in early stage of competition.                          

For second European World title in men’s competition all credits goes to Egor Mgdsyan of Russia who won the category U66kg. Hifumi Abe of Japan fought in final against Russian, who actually took the lead in the beginning of the fight with wazari, but at the end Russian makes nice turnover with two scored wazari’s.                             

Seven medals were won today by the European athletes in total.

Japan is still leading on medal tally with four gold medals, France is second, while Russia took the third position at the World Junior Championships.                       

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  • Momo Tamaoki (JPN) - World Championships Juniors Fort Lauderdale (2014, USA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Amandine Buchard (FRA) - World Championships Juniors Fort Lauderdale (2014, USA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Chang-Rim An (KOR) - World Championships Juniors Fort Lauderdale (2014, USA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

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