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Gemma Howell keeps growing with gold in Budapest
13 Jul 2019 18:40
Gemma Howell of Great Britain bested two-time world medallist Maria Bernabeu (ESP) to win her first IJF World Judo Tour title. Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Howell has now put pressure on her U70kg teammate and Olympic bronze medallist Sally Conway (GBR) in the race for the one place for Tokyo 2020, after throwing powerful Spaniard Bernabeu for a waza-ari and then pinning her with a sankaku-gatame to clinch gold.
Wolverhampton Judo Club product Howell rushed to the stands to celebrate with her mother who said in the break that she would win because she’s her darling daughter.
In the first semi-final Bernabeu conquered Antalya Grand Prix winner Elisavet Teltsidou (GRE) by ippon while in the second semi-final Howell usurped former world number one Maria Portela (BRA) by the maximum score.
The first bronze medal was awarded to former world number one Kelita Zupancic (CAN) who marginally outworked Portela. Brazil’s number one in the -70kg category received her marching orders after accumulating three penalties.
The second bronze medal was won by Teltsidou as Antalya Grand Prix bronze medallist Miriam Butkereit (GER) could not compete due to an injury.
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