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Gwak Dong-Han belongs to the world top

29 Nov 2014 15:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Gwak Dong Han (KOR) won Jeju Grand Prix gold for the second year in a row as he bested Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Mammadali Mehdiyev (AZE) in the -90kg final. Korea’s -90kg hope duly delivered once again as he went ahead with a waza-ari from an osoto-gari before bring the crowd to their feet with a morote-eri-seoi-nage for ippon.

In the first semi-final MEHDIYEV conquered 20-year-old Junior World Team Championships bronze medallist KIM Jae Yun (KOR) by ippon after 32 seconds. In the second semi-final GWAK dismissed former Junior World Championships bronze medallist Ramin GURBANOV (AZE) by ippon with eight seconds remaining.


The first bronze medal was awarded to beaten semi-finalist GURBANOV who threw London European Open winner David RUIZ ZAJAC (ESP) with an uchi-mata for a yuko score. The Spaniard probed his opponent but was unable to penetrate the scorecard because of the robust defence from his opponent. The second bronze medal was captured by Paris Grand Slam winner LEE Kyu-Won (KOR) as teammate KIM was penalised twice in a scoreless contest. LEE, who is best known for winning world gold in 2009, asserted himself with greater effect to edge out his Korean colleague and ensure a place alongside GWAK on the -90kg podium. 

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