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Chinese Song Yu seems to be the successor of Wen Tong
2 Nov 2014 15:50
In the final of the heavyweight women’s category, the top seeded and World number seven athlete, German Franziska Konitz was opposed to the winner of the last World Masters in Tyumen in 2013, Yu Song (CHN), from Qingdao, who gave no chance to the German, with a massive left handed o-soto-gari for ippon. It seems that China found a successor to the Olympic and World Champion, Tong Wen.
In the first bronze medal contest of the category, the winner of the last Grand Prix in Tashkent, a few weeks ago, Svitlana Yaromka (UKR) was opposed to an other medallist of the same event, Sarah Adlington (GBR), who got the bronze in Uzbekistan. In the first three minutes, only penalties were given to both athletes, giving the impression that this will be the scenario of the whole fight, when Yaromka, launched a o-uchi-gari for yuko, immediately followed with an immobilization for ippon.
The second bronze medal bout saw Iryna KINDZERSKA (UKR), two-time silver medallist on the occasion of the last IJF events (Astana, and Tashkent) facing the bronze medallist of the Havana Grand Prix, Ksenia CHIBISOVA (RUS), for a place on the podium. Only 21 seconds were necessary to CHIBISOVA to score ippon with o-soto-o-soto counter-attack.
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