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Akira Sone takes fourth Japanese gold medal
8 Aug 2015 19:00
Akira Sone captured the fourth gold medal for Japan at the Cadet Worlds last day in Sarajevo. Japanese heavyweight Akira Sone was a class above the opposition in Sarajevo as she clinched the Cadet World title with five wins and five ippons. Sone overwhelmed Toth Fanni of Hungary in the final and secured top spot after exactly 60 seconds by wazari-awasette-ippon with the second waza-ari coming from a ko-uchi-makikomi.
In the first semi-final contest Sone Akira dispatched Cadet European Championships silver medallist Maxime Brausewetter of Germany by ippon after two minutes while in the second semi-final Cadet European Cup winner Ina Bauernfeind was undone by Cadet European Championships bronze medallist Toth Fanni in osaekomi.
The first bronze medal was claimed by Cadet Pan American Cup winner Beatriz souza of Brazil who defeated Bauernfeind by ippon after two minutes with a driving osoto-gari. The second bronze medal contest was won by Cadet European Team Championships gold medallist Evgeniia Kondrashova who inflicted one more defeat for Brausewetter. Kondrashova scored a yuko and sat on the slender advantage as she accumulated three shido penalties to wind down the clock and protected her score until the end of the four minutes.
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