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Kim Polling captures fourth Masters title

13 Dec 2019 13:10

 Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation
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Dutch woman Kim Polling was at her explosive best as she defeated Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Sanne Van Dijke (NED) to win the -70kg final. World number 12 Polling beat world number three Van Dijke by two scores without reply to maintain her rich vein of form at the end of 2019 after gracing three finals in a row on the IJF circuit.

In the first semi-final former world champion Arai Chizuru (JPN) was shocked by Van Dijke by a waza-ari score as the Dutch were on song in their favoured women’s weight category.

In the second semi-final world bronze medallist Margaux Pinot (FRA) fell to Polling by the maximum score to setup an all-Dutch final.

BRONZE FOR GAHIE AND ARAI

The first bronze medal was awarded to world champion Marie Eve Gahie (FRA) who dismissed teammate Pinot after 65 seconds by ippon as the owner of the red backpatch and world number one overpowered her teammate.

The second bronze medal was won by Arai who trapped Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Michaela Polleres (AUT) with a tate-shiho-gatame hold after opening the scoring with a waza-ari from a uchi-mata. Austrian Polleres had to submit to the osaekomi-waza of the Japanese who dominated the contest to return to winning ways.

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