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Japanese heavyweight Harasawa Hisayoshi takes gold in Tyumen
19 Jul 2015 15:35
Japanese judoka Harasawa Hisayoshi showed the difference the last year has made to his judo as he defeated Tbilisi Grand Prix bronze medallist Aslan Kambiev of Russia to win +100kg gold. The heavyweight finalists had never met before and it was Harasawa who registered his name first in the win column as he threw beautifully with an uchi-mata after 90 seconds for ippon having led by a yuko.
In the first semi-final All Japan Championships winner Harasawa dismissed Maciej Sarnacki POL) by ippon as he built on his initial waza-ari advantage while in the second semi-final Kambiev downed teammate Soslan Bostanov (RUS) by pinning him down for 20 seconds. Last year Harasawa was Tyumen Grand Slam bronze medallist.
The first bronze medal was won by Bostanov who saw off Astana Grand Prix bronze medallist Andre Breitbarth (GER) by a waza-ari score in a highly-charged contest. The second bronze medal was captured by Sarnacki who defeated former European bronze medallist Jean-Sebastien Bonvoisin (FRA) by ippon at the two minute mark.
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