The Judo Grand Prix Amsterdam Day-1

IJF Press Release Nov 21, 2011: The first day of the JUDO GRAND PRIX AMSTERDAM 2011 offered interesting and tense fights. The Gold medalists of the firsts seven categories are: Charline van SNICK (Belgium), Tumurkhuleg DAVAADORJ (Mongolia), Soraya HADDAD (Algeria), Rok DRAKSIC (Slovenia), Ioulietta BOUKOUVALA (Greece), Dex ELMONT (Netherlands) and Anicka VAN EMDEN (Netherlands).

Women’s -48 kg. Category: Charline van SNICK, a spectacular winner The Semifinals debuted with a surprise: the Golden medalist from the Beijing Olympic Games 2008, Alina DUMITRU (Romania), injured at leg, lost on the Golden Score, at han tei, the combat against the Dutch public favorite Birgit ENTE (Netherlands).

In the other semifinal, the bronze medalist at European Championships Istanbul 2011, Charline van SNICK (Belgium) defeated by ippon (sasae tsuomi ashi) the Chinese judoka Shugen Wu. The bronze medals were won by Alina DUMITRU (Romania) and Shugen WU (China).

The final offered a very tight contest. The world number 7, in IJF ranking, Charline van SNICK (Belgium) won by ippon (wazari seri nage, then ippon uki-otoshi) against Birgit ENTE (Netherlands).

Semifinals:
Birgit ENTE (Netherlands) won at han tei against Alina DUMITRU (Romania); Charline van SNICK (Belgium) won by ippon against Shugen WU (China). Final: Charline van SNICK (Belgium) won by ippon (uki-otoshi) against Birgit ENTE (Nederland)

Final Ranking:
1. Charline van SNICK (Belgium), 2. Birgit ENTE (Netherlands)
3. Alina DUMITRU  (Romania), 3. Shugen WU (China)
5. Miki TODA (Japan), 5. Nataliya KONDRATIEVA (Russia), 5 Ana HORMIGO (Portugal), 5. Oiana BLANCO (Spain)

Men’s -60 kg. Category: A Mongolian success
The Semifinals: After the premature exit from the competition of the favorites Georgii ZANTARIA (Georgia), Ashley MCKENZIE (Great Britain), Ludwig PAISCHER (Austria) and Sofiane MILOUS (France), in the first semifinal, Amiran
PAPINASHVILI (Georgia) won against the Mongolian judoka Boldbaatar CHIMED-YONDON.  In the other semifinal, Tumurkhuleg DAVAADORJ (Mongolia) won against Beslan MUDRANOV (Russia).

The bronze medals were won by Boldbaatar CHIMED-YONDON (Mongolia) and Beslan MUDRANOV (Russia). The final offered a very interesting contest. Tumurkhuleg DAVAADORJ (Mongolia) won against Amiran PAPINASHVILI (Georgia) by ippon (de ashi barai).

Semifinals:
Amiran PAPINASHVILI (Georgia) won against Boldbaatar CHIMED-YONDON (Mongolia); Tumurkhuleg DAVAADORJ (Mongolia) won against Beslan MUDRANOV (Russia).

Final Ranking:
1 Tumurkhuleg DAVAADORJ (Mongolia), 2. Bar Amiran PAPINASHVILI (Georgia)
3. Beslan MUDRANOV (Russia), 3. Boldbaatar CHIMED-YONDON (Mongolia)
5. Artiom ARSHANSKY (Israel), 5. Sofiane MILOUS (France), 5. Mikos SALMINEN (Netherlands)
5. Hirofumi YAMAMOTO (Japan)

Women’s -52 kg. Category: Gold for Algeria
The Semifinals: After a very tense fight, Soraya HADDAD (Algeria) won against Majlinda KELMENDI. In the other semifinal, Yuki HASHIMOTO (Japan) won against Sophie COX (Great Britain). The bronze medals were won by Majlinda KELMENDI and Sophie COX (Great Britain).

Semifinals:
Soraya HADDAD (Algeria) won against Majlinda KELMENDI
Yuki HASHIMOTO (Japan) won against Sophie COX (Great Britain).
Final: Soraya HADDAD (Algeria) won by ippon (te guruma) against Yuki HASHIMOTO
(Japan).

Final Ranking:
1 Soraya HADDAD (Algeria), 2. Yuki HASHIMOTO (Japan)
3. Majlinda KELMENDI, 3. Sophie COX (Great Britain)
5. Penelope BONA (France), 5. Mareen KRAEH (Germany), 5. Yiugnan MA (China), 5. Miranda WOLFSLAG (Germany)

Men’s -66 kg. Category: Ippon for the Slovenian Draksic, in the Final

The Semifinals: In the first semifinal, it was a Mongolian contest. Tsagaanbaatar KHASHBAATAR lost the fight with Miyaragchaa SANJAASUREN. The other fight was won by Rok DRAKSIC (Slovenia) against Junpei MORISHITA (Japan), number 5, in IJF ranking. The bronze medals were won by Tsagaanbaatar KHASHBAATAR (Mongolia) and Junpei
MORISHITA (Japan). The final offered a very tight contest. Rok DRAKSIC (Slovenia) won the gold medal, winning the fight by ippon (kesa gatame) against Miyaragchaa SANJAASUREN (Mongolia).

Semifinals: Miyaragchaa SANJAASUREN (Mongolia) won against Tsagaanbaatar KHASHBAATAR (Mongolia)
Rok DRAKSIC (Slovenia) won against Junpei MORISHITA (Japan).

Final Ranking:
1 Rok DRAKSIC (Slovenia), 2. Miyaragchaa SANJAASUREN (Mongolia)
3. Tsagaanbaatar KHASHBAATAR (Mongolia), 3. Junpei MORISHITA (Japan)
5. Kamal KHAN-MAGOMEDOV (Russia), 5. Tomasz KOWALSKI (Poland), 5. David LA ROSE (France)
5. Pawel ZAGRODNIK (Poland)

Women’s -57 kg. Category: The surprising Greek Boukouvala

The Semifinals: After the elimination of the favorites the Olympic championGiulia QUINTAVALLE (Italy), and the European champions Corina CAPRIORIU (Romania) and Sabrina FIZMOSER (Austria), the semifinal were between outsiders. In the first one, Ioulietta BOUKOUVALA (Greece) won by ippon (ashi waza) against Megumi ISHIKAWA (Japan).

In the second semifinal, Ketleyn QUADROS (Brazil) won, after the Golden Score, against Sarah LOKO (France). The bronze medals were won by Megumi ISHIKAWA (Japan) and Sarah LOKO (France). The final offered a very tight contest. Ioulietta BOUKOUVALA (Greece) won, after two shido, the fight against the Brazilian judoka Ketleyn QUADROS.

Semifinals:
Ioulietta BOUKOUVALA (Greece) won by ippon (ashi waza) against Megumi ISHIKAWA (Japan)
Ketleyn QUADROS (Brazil) won, after the Golden Score, against Sarah LOKO (France).

Final Ranking:
1 Abdul Ioulietta BOUKOUVALA (Greece), 2. Ketleyn QUADROS (Brazil)
3. Megumi ISHIKAWA (Japan), 3. Sarah LOKO (France)
5. Giulia QUINTAVALLE (Italy), 5. Antonine PAVIA (France), 5. Sabrina FIZMOSER (Austria), 5. Hui WANG (China)

Men’s -73 kg. Category: The Dutch flyer got the Gold

The Semifinals: The local favorite won the first semifinal. “Dexy” ELMONT (Netherlands) won by ippon (ude gatame), on Golden score, against Ugo LEGRAND (France). The other finalist was the Russian Mansur ISAEV, numbere 7, in the IJF
ranking, who won by ippon (kosuto gari kake) against Kiyoshi UEMATSU (Spain). The bronze medals were won by the Ugo LEGRAND (France) and Kiyoshi UEMATSU (Spain).

Semifinals:

Dex ELMONT (Netherlands) won by ippon (ude gatame), on Golden score, against Ugo LEGRAND (France).
Mansur ISAEV (Russia) won by ippon (kosuto gari kake) against Kiyoshi UEMATSU (Spain).

Final Ranking:
1 Dex ELMONT (Netherlands), 2. Mansur ISAEV (Russia)
3. Ugo LEGRAND (France), 3. Kiyoshi UEMATSU (Spain)
5. Benjamin DARBELET (France), 5. Bruno MENDONCA (Brazil), 5. Ochir SAINJARGAL (Mongolia)
5. Nugzar TATALASHVILI (Georgia)

Women’s -63 kg. Category: A new Gold for Netherlands
The Semifinals: Two Dutch judoka in the final! The first semifinal was won by Anicka VAN EMDEN (Netherlands) against Lili XU (China), by ippon (sodeturi komi goshi). The second semifinal offered a Golden Score. The Dutch Elisabeth
WILLEBOORDSE won at han tei against Munkhzaya TSEDEVSUREN (Mongolia). The bronze medals were won by the Lili XU (China) and Munkhzaya TSEDEVSUREN (Mongolia).

The final offered a very tight contest. The Dutch Elisabeth WILLEBOORDSE, Bronze at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, lost the final fight aginst her dojo’spartener

Semifinals:
Anicka VAN EMDEN (Nederlands) against Lili XU (China), by ippon (sodeturi komi goshi) The Dutch Elisabeth WILLEBOORDSE won at han tei against Munkhzaya TSEDEVSUREN (Mongolia).

Final Ranking:
1 Anicka VAN EMDEN (Netherlands), 2. Elisabeth WILLEBOORDSE (Netherlands)
3. Lili XU (China), 3. Munkhzaya TSEDEVSUREN (Mongolia)
5. Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (France), 5. Maria LABAZINA (Russia), 5. Miki TANAKA (Japan), 5. Urska ZOLNIR (Slovenia).

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