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Jeong Bo-kyeong shows her value for Korea

20 Sep 2019 16:50

 IJF Media Department    IJF Marina Mayorova / International Judo Federation

At the Grand Prix in Tashkent Jeong Bo-Kyeong of Korea was opposed to Bishrelt Khorloodoi (MGL) for the category win U52kg. The silver medalist of the Olympic Games in Rio in U48kg, now competing in U52kg. It was on a perfect kata-guruma that the Korean won her second Grand Prix title in Tashkent.

In the first final for the bronze medal, Soumiya Iraoui give Morocco the chance to win a medal while she won by two waza-ari against the Kazakh Anna Kazyulina. Morocco relies heavily on its flag bearer, Asmaa Niang, who will be on the run on the second day of competition. The country can now count on Soumiya Iraoui to win medals as well, which is very positive for Morocco and Africa.

By winning the second match for the bronze medal, Gefen Primo (ISR) won her fifth Grand Prix medal. While she had engaged an o-uchi-gari, her opponent Anja Stangar (SLO) tried to counterattack, but Primo kept control to overthrow her and score a waza-ari that she was able to keep until the end of the match.

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  • Gulnoza Ziyaeva (UZB), Nina Estefania Esteo Linne (ESP) - Grand Prix Tashkent (2019, UZB) - © IJF Marina Mayorova, International Judo Federation
  • BoKyeong Jeong (KOR) - Grand Prix Montreal (2019, CAN) - © IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, International Judo Federation
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