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Shishime Ai prepares for next world title with Zagreb gold
28 Jul 2018 11:30
World champion Shishime Ai of Japan conquered world number three Amandine Buchard of France to avenge her 2013 defeat in their one and only previous meeting. Top seed Buchard fell to number two seed Shishime by a waza-ari score as the Japanese topped a Grand Prix medal podium for the third time.
In the first semi-final Buchard bested Cancun Grand Prix bronze medallist Angelica Delgado (USA) by ippon. In the second semi-final SHISHIME saw off London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Charline Van Snick (BEL) by ippon to secure her place in the gold medal contest.
The first bronze medal was awarded to Van Snick who submitted Antalya Grand Prix bronze medallist Anja Stangar (SLO) with shime-waza to win her 12th Grand Prix medal.
The second bronze medal was won by Delgado who came find behind to defeat Tashkent Grand Prix winner Betina Temelkova (ISR). Delgado trailed to a waza-ari score but never lost her composure as she countered an osoto-gari with one of her own for a thunderous ippon.
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