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Three Kosovo women going for gold in Tashkent

9 Nov 2018 11:55


Some surprises in the morning session in Tashkent at the 2018 edition of the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan. Tashkent isn’t that easy to take anymore, not ever for the usual medal catchers. Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh was one of the first victims of the day. Local favourite Sharafuddin Lutfillaev who was in the Grand Slam final this year, got stuck at the seventh place.


Final: KRASNIQI, Distria (KOS) vs. CSERNOVICZKI, Eva (HUN)

Krasniqi won against the Hungarian for the last time in 2014 in Paris.

Bronze Medal Contests

MENZ, Katharina (GER) vs. NIKOLIC, Milica (SRB)

DIOGO, Joana (POR) vs. GERSJES, Amber (NED)


Final: UROZBOEV, Diyorbek (UZB) vs. GANBAT, Boldbaatar (MGL)

In four matches, Ganbat won three contests against Urozboyev who won the last battle in Budapest in 2017

Bronze Medal Contests

PLAFKY, Moritz (GER) vs. MKHEIDZE, Luka (FRA)

YANG, Yung Wei (TPE) vs. DASHDAVAA, Amartuvshin (MGL)


Final: TSCHOPP, Evelyne (SUI) vs. KELMENDI, Majlinda (KOS)

Kelmendi is the favourite against Tschopp. She is leading 7-0 against the Swiss.

Bronze Medal Contests


PUPP, Reka (HUN) vs.PERENC, Agata (POL)


Final: NURILLAEV, Sardor (UZB) vs. GOMBOC, Adrian (SLO)

Both athletes have never met before. Nurillaev has home advantage, but Gomboc perhaps the quality, he finished fifth at the Olympic Games.

Bronze Medal Contests

AKHADOV, Shakhram (UZB) vs. CHASYGOV, Ismail (RUS)

DOVDON, Altansukh (MGL) vs. SHIKHALIZADA, Nijat (AZE)


Final: GJAKOVA, Nora (KOS) vs. STOLL, Theresa (GER)

Another athlete from Kosovo, Nora Gjakova defeated Theresa Stoll twice and twice in a final.

Bronze Medal Contests

STOLL, Amelie (GER) vs. BOROWSKA, Anna (POL)

VERHAGEN, Sanne (NED) vs. KAJZER, Kaja (SLO)

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