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Kosovo takes gold on second attempt of the day
19 Jan 2018 19:35
For the second time of the Grand Prix in Tunis, Kosovo placed an athlete in the final as Nora Gjakova (KOS) was qualified against Kwon Youjeong (KOR). Visibly more powerful than her opponent, Gjakova took the leadership of the final but had to wait until the second half to score a first waza-ari with a counter-attack.
For the remaining minute of the final, Gjakova easily controlled Kwon to win her third Grand Prix Gold Medal. Everybody knows that her special technique is ko-soto-gari. She has been doing it for years, but when Myrian Roper (PAN) decides to launch her attack, it's really difficult to escape from it. This was once again confirmed today as she won the bronze medal by defeating Jaione Equisoain (ESP) by ippon with... ko-soto-gari.
In the second bronze medal contest Kaja Kajzer (SLO) faced the 19-year-old Sarah Leonie Cysique (FRA), who quickly scored a waza-ari with a superb action-reaction, concluded with a drop seoi-nage. Then the French just controlled the rest of the bout to win a first medal on the occasion of a Grand Prix.
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