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Abrek Naguchev has great examples to succeed and to fail

26 Sep 2019 17:35

 Pedro Lasuen - IJF and JudoInside    IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation

Abrek Naguchev captured the first gold medal for Russia at the cadet world championships. Coached by 2012 Olympic champion Arsen Galstyan, Naguchev took the 15th world title for the Russians since the first edition in 2009. Among the winners Khasan Khalmurzaev, the only Olympic Champion in the world who started with a cadet world title. Igolnikov and Dolgova are the other big names, but it’s not a guaranty for Naguchev’s future.

In the last final of the day it was close on paper. The Russian and world number two, Abrek Naguchev against the Ukrainian and twelfth in the world, Rostyslav Berezhnyi. Baed upon today’s performances, Naguchev was the clear favorite after having reached the final without just disheveled. He was in his best form at the right time and in the right place. In front, the Ukrainian had left Mongolian Lkhagvasuren in the gutter, Russian and fifth favorite Shabikhanov and the Colombian and ninth in the world, Mejía. The Ukrainian was the surprise of the day and was also fit. That was the preview.

In the final, the Russian barely took a minute to get a waza-ari. He didn't want there to be uncertainty but to impose his status. The Ukrainian never endangered Naguchev, who won the title in the easiest match of the day.

With the bronze medal won by Tilegen Tynarbay against the Greek Michail Tsoutlasvili, Kazakhstan continues its harvest of medals at home. At the moment they have four, one of gold.

The last medal of the day flew to Brazil. The Japanese Fukuda Yamato and the Brazilian Matheus Pereira were two of the most spectacular judoka of the day. A battle full of agility between two cats was expected, but they sealed a fight marked by shidos. To that game, the Brazilian was better.

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  • Abrek Naguchev (RUS), Rostyslav Berezhnyi (UKR) - Cadet World Championships Almaty (2019, KAZ) - © IJF Fawaz Alenezi, International Judo Federation
  • Abrek Naguchev (RUS), Arsen Galstyan (RUS) - Cadet World Championships Almaty (2019, KAZ) - © IJF Fawaz Alenezi, International Judo Federation
  • Mikhail Igolnikov (RUS), Norihito Isoda (JPN), Viktor Makukha (UKR), Huseyn Rahimli (AZE) - Cadet World Championships Kiev (2011, UKR) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

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