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Japanese Tomizawa Kana crowned as Cadet World Champion

6 Aug 2015 19:15

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Japan triumphed with two gold medals on the second day of the World Cadet Championships. The gold for young women U52kg was for Kana Tomizawa. All Japan Cadet Championships winner Tomizawa Kana was crowned world champion in the U52kg division after defeating Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Tihea Topolovec of Croatia in the final. Tomizawa prevailed by ippon with 45 seconds remaining as the 16-year-old jumped from being the best cadet in Japan to the best in the world with a determined performance.

In the first semi-final contest Topolovec (CRO) defeated Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Margarita Shrainer (RUS) by a yuko which came after 90 seconds from a koshi-guruma. In the second semi-final EYOF bronze medallist Irem Korkmaz (TUR) was second best against Tomizawa (JPN) as the Turkish judoka was penalised four times to receive hansoku-make.


The first bronze medal was claimed by Korkmaz (TUR) as Catalina Schiopu (ROU) was penalised for passivity with 50 seconds left and that decided the scoreless contest. The second bronze medal contest was won by Cadet European Team Championships bronze medallist Lydia Boudouaia (FRA) who outlasted Shrainer (RUS) after 66 seconds of golden score as the latter was penalised for passivity to gift the last place on the podium to the French fighter.

Tomizawa is the 11th female from Japan to take the Cadet World title. The second in the weight class U52. In 2009 Kaho Yonezawa won in Budapest in the first edition. Since two years she is now fighting U63kg and was second at the European Cup in Wroclaw.

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  • Tihea Topolovec (CRO), Kana Tomizawa (JPN) - Cadet World Championships Sarajevo (2015, BIH) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Tihea Topolovec (CRO), Kana Tomizawa (JPN), Irem Korkmaz (TUR), Margarita Shrainer (RUS) - Cadet World Championships Sarajevo (2015, BIH) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
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