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Kim Ji-youn adds gold to the impressive Korean performance
29 Nov 2014 14:50
Former Paris Grand Slam bronze medallist KIM Jiyoun (KOR) earned more gold for the high-flying hosts as she saw off teammate Taipei Asian Open bronze medallist LEE Eun-Ju (KOR) who added a silver medal to their collection. LEE was penalised three times while her colleague was penalised only once in a contest which proved just how well the heavyweights knew each other’s skillset and capacity.
In the first semi-final LEE defeated World bronze medallist Emilie ANDEOL (FRA) on shido penalties while in the second semi-final KIM defeated Tashkent Grand Prix silver medallist Iryna KINDZERSKA (UKR) by a yuko.
The first bronze medal was won by KINDZERSKA against TAKIGAWA Mao (JPN). The latter was penalised with a shido for passivity before falling behind to a waza-ari from a harai-makikomi. KINDZERSKA applied the osaekomi for 15 seconds to win by wazari-awasette-ippon. The second bronze medal was clinched by ANDEOL who bested Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Franziska KONITZ (GER) in a scoreless bout. KONITZ was penalised with a shido for passivity before her opponent was penalised for going out of the area. With everything to fight for with 30 seconds to go, KONITZ was penalised for going out of the area and that proved the difference after four minutes of engrossing action.
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