Women’s -78 kg. Category is AGUIAR Mayara (Brazil) the Judo world Master Almaty

Almaty-Kazakhstan: The second and last day of the JUDO WORLD MASTER ALMATY 2012 offered very tight and tense fights with many spectacular techniques. The Champions of the day are: MAMMADLI Elnur (Azerbaijan), DECOSSE Lucie (France), NISHIYAMA Masashi (Japan), AGUIAR Mayara (Brazil), RAKOV Maxim (Kazakhstan), QIN Qian (China) and SILVA Rafael (Brazil).

Men’s -81 kg. Category: Gold for Azerbaijan

The Gold medalist of the World Master Almaty 2012, at Men’s -81 kg. Category is MAMMADLI Elnur from Azerbaijan. The first final of the day was a very spectacular one, with beautiful techniques. In the end, the Olympic Champion, MAMMADLI Elnur (Azerbaijan), won by ippon in 2.25 minute (hip technique / koshi-waza), against NAKAI Takahiro (Japan) the number 5 on the IJF World Ranking List (WRL).

In the first semifinal, the Olympic Champion, MAMMADLI Elnur (Azerbaijan), the number 3 on the IJF WRL won against the Bronze medalist at the last World Championships, BURTON Euan (Great Britain), the number 14 on the IJF WRL. In the second semifinal, the young Japanese judoka, NAKAI Takahiro, the number 5 on the IJF WRL, defeated the European Champion, in the last second of the contest against MAGOMEDOV Sirazhudin (Russia), the number 6 on the IJF WRL.

Final Ranking:

1.MAMMADLI Elnur (Azerbaijan), 2.NAKAI Takahiro (Japan), 3.BURTON Euan (Great Britain), 3.MAGOMEDOV Sirazhudin (Russia)

5.TOMA Sergiu (Moldova), 5.SCHMITT Alain (France), 5.BRUYERE Francesco (Italy), 5.NIFONTOV Ivan (Rusia)

Women’s -70 kg. Category: Decosse is the Strongest

The winner of the Gold medal of the World Masters Almaty 2012 at the Women’s -70 kg. Category is DECOSSE Lucie (France). The final offered a very interesting contest. The World Champion, DECOSSE Lucie (France) won by ippon (immobilisation / kansetsu-waza) against KUNIHARA Yoriko (Japan), the Bronze medalist at the 2010 World Championships.

In the first semifinal, the World Champion, DECOSSE Lucie, the number 1 on the IJF WRL, won the fight with the young Japanese judoka, TACHIMOTO Haruka, the number 5 on the IJF WRL. In the other semifinal, the Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games, BOSCH Edith (Netherlands), the number 2 on the IJF WRL, injured, did not present. The number 3 on the IJF WRL, KUNIHARA Yoriko (Japan) qualified for the final.

Final Ranking:

1.DECOSSE Lucie (France), 2.KUNIHARA Yoriko (Japan), 3.TACHIMOTO Haruka (Japan), 3.BOSCH Edith (Nederland), 5.HWANG Ye-Sul (Korea)

5.ROBRA Juliane (Switzerland), 5.SMAL Nataliya (Ukraine), 5.URDABAYEVA Marian (Kazakhstan)

Men’s -90 kg. Category: A New Gold for Japan

The champion at Men’s -90 kg. Category at the World Master Almaty 2012 is NISHIYAMA Masashi (Japan). A big surprise at this category: the former Olympic Champion, Ilias ILIADIS (Greece) was defeated by the Asian Champion, NISHIYAMA Masashi (Japan). In a very tight final, the number 8 on the IJF WRL, NISHIYAMA Masashi fought against the young Russian judoka VOPROSOV Kiril (Russia). The two athletes tested each other to the maximum. In the last second, NISHIYAMA Masashi won, after a spectacular foot technique (ashi-waza).

In the first semifinal, NISHIYAMA Masashi(Japan) won against the former World Champion, CAMILO Tiago (Brazil). In the second semifinal, VOPROSOV Kiril(Russia), the number 14 on the IJF WRL, won against the South American Champion, PESSANHA Hugo(Brazil), the number 10 on the IJF WRL.

Final Ranking:

1.NISHIYAMA Masashi (Japan), 2.VOPROSOV Kiril (Russia), 3.PESSANHA Hugo( Brazil), 3.CAMILO Tiago (Brazil), 5.ONO Takashi (Japan)

5.NISHIYAMA Daiki (Japan), 5.ILIADIS Ilias (Greece), 5.MAMMADOV Elkhan (Azerbaidjan)

Women’s -78 kg. Category: “Samba do Brazil!”

The winner of the Gold medal of the World Masters Almaty 2012 at the Women’s -78 kg. Category is AGUIAR Mayara (Brazil). In the final, the Silver medalist at the 2010 World Championships, AGUIAR Mayara (Brazil), won in one minute (foot technique / ashi-waza) against YANG Xiuli (China), the number 6 on the IJF WRL. In the first semifinal, the Bronze medalist at the 2010 World Championships, OGATA Akari (Japan), the number 2 on the IJF WRL the Olympic Champion, was defeated by ippon by YANG Xiuli. The second semifinal offered a tense fight. The Silver medalist at the 2010 World Championships, AGUIAR Mayara (Brazil), the number 4 on the IJF WRL, won in the 9thsecond the contest with VELENSEK Anamari (Slovenia), the number 14 on the IJF WRL.

Final Ranking:

1. AGUIAR Mayara (Brazil), 2.YANG Xiuli(China), 3.OGATA Akari (Japan), 3.VELENSEK Anamari (Slovenia), 5.JEONG Gyeong-Mi (Korea)

5. JOO Abigel (Hungary), 5.PUREVJARGAL Lkhamdegd (Mongolia), 5.ZHANG Zhehui (China)

Men’s -100 kg. Category: Rakov, the Public Favorite, Won the Gold

The Gold medalist of the World Masters Almaty 2012, at Men’s -100 kg. Category is RAKOV Maxim (Kazakhstan). In a close fought final, the public favorite, the former World Champion, RAKOV Maxim (Kazakhstan), arrived at the Golden Score with the Bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games, GROL Henk (Nederland). Finally, Rakov won at hantei. In the first semifinal, surprise! After a very tight contest, with Golden Score, the World Champion, ANAI Takamasa (Japan), the number 1 on the IJF WRL was defeated, by ippon, by RAKOV Maxim, the number 4 on the IJF WRL with a devastating Okuri-Ashi-Barai. In the second semifinal, SAMOILOVICH Sergei (Russia), the number 2 on the IJF WRL lost against GROL Henk (Netherlands), the number 3 on the IJF WRL.

Final Ranking:

1.RAKOV Maxim (Kazakhstan), 2.GROL Henk (Nederland), 3.SAMOILOVICH Sergei (Russia), 3.ANAI Takamasa (Japan), 5.DARWISH Ramadan (Egypt), 5.NAIDAN Tuvshibayar (Mongolia), 5.ZEEVI Ariel (Israel), 5.ZHORZHOLIANI Levan (Georgia)

Women’s +78 kg. Category: Chinese Final

The Gold medalist of the World Masters Almaty 2012, at Women’s +78 kg. Category is QIN Qian (China). The Olympic Champion, TONG Wen, injured, cannot present in the final against her team mate, the Silver medalist at the last World Championships, QIN Qian. In the first semifinal, TONG Wen (China), the number 4 on the IJF WRL, won by ippon against the public favorite ISSANOVA Guzhan, the number 21 on the IJF WRL. In the other semifinal, the Gold medalist at the 2010 World Championships, SUGIMOTO Mika (Japan), the number 2 on the IJF WRL was defeated by the Silver medalist at the last World Championships QIN Qian (China), the number 3 on the IJF WRL.

Final Ranking:

1.QIN Qian (China), 2.TONG Wen (China), 3.SUGIMOTO Mika (Japan), 3.ISSANOVA Guzhan (Kazakhstan), 5.BRYANT Karina (Great Britain)

5.MONDIERE Anne-Sophie (France), 5.THACHIMOTO Megumi (Japan), 5.KIM Na-Young (Korea)

Men’s +100 kg. Category: The Second Gold for Brazil

The winner of Men +100 kg. Category, at the World Masters Almaty 2012 is SILVA Rafael (Brazil). The final offered a spectacular contest, during which we were treated to a series of attacks and counterattacks. Finally, SILVA Rafael (Brazil), actual number 6 on the IJF WRL defeated the most experienced judoka, the World Champion the World Champion, KAMIKAWA Daiki(Japan), earning a well-deserved Gold medal at the World Masters Almaty 2012. In the first semifinal, the Silver medalist at the last World Championships, TOELZER Andreas (Germany), the number 2 on the IJF WRL, was defeated by the young judoka SILVA Rafael (Brazil), actual number 6 on the IJF WRL. In the last semifinal of the day, the Bronze medalist at Paris World Championships, EL SHEHABY Islam (Egypt), who suffered an injury to his knee, and lost the fight against the number 3 on the IJF WRL the World Champion, KAMIKAWA Daiki(Japan).

Final Ranking:

1.SILVA Rafael (Brazil), 2.KAMIKAWA Daiki (Japan), 3.EL SHEHABY Islam (Egypt), 3.TOELZER Andreas (Germany), 5.MIKHAYLIN Alexander (Russia), 5.BOR Barna (Hungary), 5.TAKAHASHI Kazuhiko (Japan), 5.SHYNKEYEV Yerzhan (Kazakhstan)

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