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Once a World Champion, always world class. Gwak wins Paris
10 Feb 2019 21:20
Former world champion Gwak Donghan (KOR) was the star performer in the U90kg category as he concluded an impressive display with a win over World Judo Masters bronze medallist Islam Bozbayev (KAZ) in the final. Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 world champion Gwak recorded his second Grand Slam triumph by throwing his Kazakh opponent with a seoi-otoshi and a uchi-mata as he scored a waza-ari each time.
In the first semi-final Gwak conquered world bronze medallist Nagasawa Kenta (JPN) by ippon. In the second semi-final Bozbayev beat Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Li Kochman (ISR) by the maximum score.
The first bronze medal was won by former world silver medallist Toth Krisztian (HUN) who threw Kochman for the maximum score in the last 30 seconds. Hungary’s Toth scored ippon with his seoi-nage to seal a place on the podium and his fifth Grand Slam medal.
The second bronze medal went to Nagasawa who overpowered Osaka Grand Slam winner Mukai Shoichiro (JPN) on the ground. Nagasawa claimed his fifth Grand Slam medal while Mukai slipped down from gold in 2018 to a fifth-place finish in 2019.
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