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Beka Gviniashvili is steaming after Liparteliani's loss
24 May 2015 19:55
A shocker opening at the IJF Masters U90kg where Varlam Liparteliani was the top favourite of the competition and eliminated early by Alexandre Iddir after the Georgian grabbed the leg of his opponent and was disqualified. This opened the way to the winner of the 2014 Asian Games Yoshida Yuya (JPN), who produced some of the most spectacular techniques of the day during the preliminary rounds.
In the final he was opposed to the second Georgian athlete of the category, Beka Gviniashvili. A little less than three minutes were necessary for Gviniashvili, to replace another Georgian on the top of the podium, and to score ippon with a outstanding koshi-waza technique.
The first bronze medal fight opposed Alexandre Iddir (FRA) and the 2013 world champion Cuban Asley Gonzalez who won the fight after a strong battle, concluding with a waza-ari for the Cuban with a drop-seoi-nage.
In the second bronze medal contest, Noel Van 't End who eliminated the world and former Olympic champion Ilias Iliadis (GRE) with a superb ippon, was facing the 2013 European champion, Kirill Denisov (RUS). Largely dominated by the Russian, Van 't End had some difficulties trying to take the advantage and he was even penalised with a shido. Insisting on a left handed ko-uchi-gari, but with no control, the Russian was not able to score either, when Van 't End successively launched a drop-seoi-nage and a sode-tsuri-komi-goshi, both for waza-ari and a great result for the Dutch athlete.
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