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Preview World Championships U48kg

23 Aug 2015 11:10

Menezes vs Van Snick

The draw of the World Championships in Astana delivered great matches to follow this week starting on Monday with the categories men U60kg and women U48kg. An amazing draw for women U48kg with highest seed Munkhbat Urantsetseg of Mongolia. An Incredible draw with almost the full Olympic podium stuck together.

Munkhbat is in a pool with Xie and Rishony, but maybe more important with Marina Chernyak of the Ukraine as #8 Seeded, if she survives Cuban Dayaris Mestre. The big upset could come from Asami Haruna who is in the same pool.

Tatiana Lima and Monica Ungureanu are the other ones in the pool for a place in the final. Lima will face Lokmanhekim quickly in a pool of death with also Brazilian Nathalia Brigida.

On the other side of the table Paulo Pareto has a protected place seeded as 2nd. What means protected if you’re in the pool with Olympic Champion Sarah Menezes and Charline van Snick. Amazing draw in Astana with half of the Olympic podium in one small pool, let alone 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Pareto as well. 

Eva Csernoviczky of Hungary seems to have a good draw and will face one of the women mentioned above in the semi finals, if she qualifies.

In the fourth block World Champion Ami Kondo is one pool with Kim (PRK) and Irina Dolgova (RUS). Spanish Figueroa, Ebru Sahin of Turkey and Amandine Buchard are in one pool. On top of that Jeong of Korea is added. Never say this World Championships U48kg has a weak field.

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