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First World Cadet Gold for Russian Olga Borisova
5 Aug 2015 19:05
At the opening day of the World Cadet Championships in Sarajevo the first gold was for Russia. Cadet European Championships Team gold medallist Olga Borisova (RUS) struck individual gold on the highest stage of her career as the 15-year-old defeated Baasansuren Oidovchimed (MGL) in the U40kg final. Both judoka showed their desire for the u18 world title all day long and produced a scoreless but yet entertaining final which saw the Russian youngster win on shido penalties with one against the Mongolian for passivity.
In the first semi-final Cadet European Championship silver medallist Lidia Marin (ROU) lost out to Baasansuren (MGL). The Mongolian judoka opened the scoring with a yuko before her Romanian rival restored level terms with a yuko of her own from an ouchi-gari. The highly-competitive contest required an extra period of golden score and three minutes later Baasansuren was awarded the win after MARIN was penalised for passivity. In the second semi-final Cadet European Champion Shahana Hajiyeva (AZE) was undone by 15-year-old Cadet European Team champion Olga Borisova (RUS) who registered a yuko which was the only score in the four minute contest.
The first bronze medal was awarded to Oumaima Bedioui (TUN) who surprised Hajiyeva (AZE) to capture a place on the podium. The contest was level after four minutes with two penalties apiece and no scores which meant that golden score would be required. After 34 seconds of additional time, Hajiyeva was trapped in osaekomi and after six seconds of being under pressure she elected to submit. The second bronze medal was won by top seed Marin (ROU) who dismissed 15-year-old Cadet European Cup bronze medallist Nursulu Yeraliyeva (KAZ) as the Romanian produced two yuko scores which went without reply.
Borisova is the 11th Russian World champion for Cadets, but just the third woman. Venera Nizamova in 2009 and Irina Dolgova in 2011 won the world title before.
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