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European champion Kim Polling extends world lead
10 May 2014 18:25
European kingpin Kim Polling (NED) extended her lead at the top of the world ranking list by defeating Samsun Grand Prix runner-up Sally Conway (GBR). Polling, who entered the competition 600 points clear of her nearest rival, Germany’s Laura VARGAS-KOCH, scored a waza-ari from an ippon seoi-nage which world number seven Conway initially rested but the strength of the Dutchwoman eventually brought the Brit onto her back. Conway defended several uchi-mata attempts and worked diligently on the ground but her opponent was equal to those attacks.
The first bronze medal was claimed by WOLLERT who strolled past Rome European bronze medallist Anka POGACNIK (SLO) by pinning her down with mune-gatame in the second minute with minimal resistance. The second bronze medal was destined for Poland as former Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Katarzyna KLYS (POL) won a battle of shido penalties against NIANG. The Morrocan received three penalties for an overly defensive posture, not taking a grip and passivity while her opponent received one penalty for her negative posture.
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