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Sharofiddin Boltaboev sets new speed record with 2 seconds
21 Sep 2019 18:05
It was a great performance from the Uzbek team on home soil, a day that the public, who came in large numbers at the Humo Arena, will remember forever. The results of the home team performed optimal with four of whom made it to the finals, two won the title, two got the silver, while Sharofiddin Boltaboev set a new record of the fastest ippon scored during an IJF event.
The previous record was hold by Anai Takamasa of Japan against Ariel Zeevi (ISR) in 2010. On this second day of the Tashkent Grand Prix, Boltaboev only needed 2.88 seconds to win against Nai Rigaqi (CHN), faster than to make a coffee, to put on the judogi or to get on the tatami and to bow.
Most of the spectators didn't have time to realize what had just happened. The photographers were not ready to take any picture. Fast, that was it and efficient. Every record is meant to be beaten, but for sure it will take a while before an athlete can score a perfect ippon in less than three second after the first hajime.
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