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Eun-Kyung Kim takes gold at Grand prix Mongolia

6 Jul 2014 17:30

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
KIM, Eunkyeong (KOR)

Baku Grand Slam winner Kim Eunkyeong (KOR) is developing into a mature performer on the heavyweight stage and issued the latest example of her ability by winning +78kg gold. Kim conquered world number 15 Gulsah KOCATURK (TUR) on shido penalties as Kim received hansoku-make for four shido penalties which were given for negative gripping and passivity with two of each offence gifting the Korean the win.

In the first semi-final Kocaturk stopped the run of European bronze medallist Jasmin Kuelbs by overpowering her on the ground with a kesa-gatame yielding the maximum score after just 30 seconds of action. In the second semi-final Kim bested Konitz who had to tap out to a forceful hold down.
The first bronze medal was won by Konitz who defeated Ekaterina Sheremtova (RUS) with a come-from-behind victory by ippon after the Russia led with two yuko scores. The second bronze medal was clinched by Kuelbs who disposed of Qi Xiaonan (CHN) by osaekomi-waza as the Chinese judoka had no way out and was trapped for the full 20 seconds.  

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  • Gulsah Kocaturk Ozen (TUR), Franziska Konitz (GER), Jasmin Kuelbs (GER), Min-Jeong Kim (KOR) - Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar (2014, MGL) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
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