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International Masters in Bremen breeding event for world talents
27 Mar 2017 10:10
Seven winning nations at the International Masters in Bremen for Juniors on Sunday. The event was again mega strong and many champions and Olympic medallists won a medal when they were young in Bremen. Canada took two titles by Gabriel Juteau U66kg and Shady El Nahas U100kg. It was ten years ago since Canada won its first and previous Masters title in Bremen. Juteau and El Nahas set the best ever score.
Juteau finished the preliminary rounds with a perfect record of four victories. He eliminated his opponent in the quarter-final and dispatched of Kazakhstan’s Zhankozha Marat in the semi-final. In his gold medal bout, he showed Germany’s Michel Adam the door. Shady El Nahas (U100 kg) had already recorded four wins by the time he made it to the final: three in the preliminary rounds and one against France’s Mohamed Rouahi in the semi-final. In his final match, he overcame Denmark’s Mathias Madsen to win gold.
Kazachstan was strong in the men’s U55kg category with all three spots taken on the stage and gold for Dauren Syukenov. World Champion Yeldos Smetov won in Bremen as well and is their big example. Japanese lightweight Taigo Sugimoto stepped into the footlight of Naohisa Takato who won the tournament in the past, also U60kg when he was 15 as a cadet. Olympic Champion Khasan Khalmurzaev took a medal in 2009 U73kg, this edition David Gasomov grabbed the gold in this category. Alan Cailouey of France won the category U81kg, he was the second French who ever won this weight, in 2015 Aurelien Diesse won the title. In 2001 British 2005 World Champion Craig Fallon won in Bremen, since then it was silent for Great Britain but Jamal Petgrave ended the draught and caught gold in Germany. The Netherlands continued with the medal haul and won a traditional gold medal in the junior category, this time by Jur Spijkers.
Among the cadets on Saturday Germany and France both captured three gold medals. Brazil, Canada, Switzerland and Latvia took first places for boys U18 years. Who knows their future. In 2013 Mashu Baker of Japan won Bremen as a junior and three years later he won Rio Olympic Games. Just Believe.
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