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Dutch delight for Juul Franssen in Abu Dhabi
28 Oct 2018 19:10
Dutch Juul Franssen won her second Grand Slam gold medal with a victory over Agadir Grand Prix winner Andreja Leski (SLO) in the -63kg final. World Championships bronze medallist Franssen extended her head-to-head record over the Slovenian to 2-0 with a measured performance as she countered a tired tai-otoshi attempt from Tokyo 2020 candidate Leski to roll over her adversary after four minutes of golden score for a match-winning waza-ari.
In the first semi-final Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Agata Ozdoba-Blach (POL) fell to Leski after three minutes of golden score by ippon. In the second semi-final World Championships bronze medallist Juul Franssen (NED) beat world number six Trajdos in a one-sided contest.
The first bronze medal contest was won by Olympic champion Tina Trstenjak (SLO) after Trajdos was disqualified for endangering her opponent with a waki-gatame after only 20 seconds.
The second bronze medal was won by Agadir Grand Prix silver medallist Katharina Haecker (AUS) who made her Grand Slam breakthrough at the expense of Ozdoba-Blach. The Australian threw her Polish opponent for ippon with a koshi-guruma after 62 seconds of golden score.
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