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Stanislav Semenov adds another gold for Russia in Antalya

8 Apr 2017 20:10

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation

The last final of the day saw Song Minki of Korea and Stanislav Semenov of Russia facing off for gold. Song Minki’s best results so far was only a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Taipei in 2016, when Semenov had already three bronze Grand Slam medals.

After both athletes were penalised with a shido for blocking their opponent, Semenov scored the first waza-ari with a kaeshi-waza technique. One waza-ari was enough to grab one more gold for Russia.

The first bronze medal contest opposed top seed Nyamsuren Dagvasuren (MGL) - who was defeated in the semifinal by Song - and Tamazi Kirakozashvili (GEO). But rapidly the match seemed to go only in one direction, the one of penalties, and before the end Nyamsuren received two shido while Kirakozashvili was penalised three times and disqualified. Bronze for Nyamsuren.

The second and last bronze medal contest of the day opposed the veteran Emmanuel Lucenti (ARG), 32 years old, and Murat Khabachirov (RUS). Lucenti got the first shido for holding the judogi on the same side without building an attack. Halfway to the end, Khabachirov scored a first waza-ari with a o-soto-gari technique and Lucenti received his second shido for a pistol grip. The third penalty was not long to be given as again Lucenti gripped his opponent’s judogi on the same side without building any attack. Hansoku-make for the Argentinian, bronze medal for Khabachirov.

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