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Top seed Victor Scvortov delivers gold to Emirates

21 Jun 2014 17:50

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Top seed Victor Scvortov (UAE) delivered the goods in Hungary as Olympic champion Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO) suffered an injury during the -73kg and had to pull out of the contest. Both judoka had three shido penalties as the final minute approached as they infringed for negative gripping and passivity. Scvortov tried a sweep and Shavdatuashvili, who cut a forlorn figure after his early exit in Havana, landed awkwardly and suffered a knee injury. Classy Scvortov was concerned about his opponent and remained by his side to check on his condition.

In the first semi-final SHAVDATUASHVILI defeated former world champion KHASHBAATAR Tsagaanbaatar (MGL) by ippon from an ouchi-gari after scoring with a yuko and waza-ari. In the second semi-final SCVORTOV battled past Zebeda REKHVIASHVILI (GEO) as he scored a waza-ari with 70 seconds left from a hold down which sucked the energy out of his opponent.
The first bronze medal was won by KHASHBAATAR who defeated teammate GANBAATAR Odbayar (MGL). KHASHBAATAR scored a waza-ari from ashi-waza and added a second by holding his compatriot down in a mune-gatame for 15 seconds. The second bronze medal went to REKHVIASHVILI who battled past former European bronze medallist Pierre DUPRAT (FRA). The Georgian struck with three minutes on the clock as he registered the maximum score to end the contest. 

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  • Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO), Victor Scvortov (UAE) - Grand Prix Budapest (2014, HUN) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Victor Scvortov (UAE), Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO), Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar (MGL), Zebeda Rekhviashvili (GEO) - Grand Prix Budapest (2014, HUN) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO) - Grand Prix Budapest (2014, HUN) - © Gabi Juan, Hajime Judo

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