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The Hague’s 14 gold medals are claimed by 12 countries
20 Nov 2018 11:45
Serbia, Israel and Belarus added to their names to the list of winners on Sunday in the Netherlands as Russia and Ukraine were the only countries to win more than one title in The Hague.
The second edition of The Hague Grand Prix saw the 14 gold medals go to 12 different countries as judo showed the world that it is without question the most competitive sport in the world.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games saw 26 countries medal with the eyes of the world watching the pulse-pounding action unfold as judo dominated the attention of the international media.
After three days of world-class judo in the Netherlands, 27 countries left The Hague with a medal as countries from four different continents left with honours: Europe, Asia, Africa and Pan America.
Cameroon were among the medal winners as heavyweight Hortence Vanessa Mballa Atangana (CMR) made history for the African nation. Rio 2016 Olympian Mballa Atangana reeled off remarkable wins over Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Jiang Yanan (CHN), world number two Larisa Ceric (BIH) and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Anne Fatoumata M Bairo (FRA) before losing the final on shidos against Maryna Slutskaya (BLR).
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