Zagreb introduced an impressive brand-new period of Judo, as the Head of state of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovič, opened up the very first IJF Globe Scenic tour occasion because the Tokyo Olympics, together with the Head of state of the International Judo Federation, Mr. Marius Vizer, and also IJF Education And Learning Supervisor, Dr. Sandra Corak.
As Well As it was Mr. Marius Vizer that granted the very first Grand Prix Gold Medal of the brand-new period to under 48kg course Champ Blandine Pont of France.
With an entire host of interesting brand-new young people, it was the knowledgeable Paris Conquest Champ Denis Vieru from Romania that advance at under 66kg course to become our male of the day.
On his path to the last, he performed his much-loved method, Tai Otoshi, easily. There he presented the terrific variety of his Judo, handing over his Russian challenger right into a hold back to protect the Gold medal.
Mr. Florin Daniel Lascau, Head Umpire Supervisor of the IJF granted Vieru his Gold medal.
” I’m a master of Tai Otoshi,” claimed Vieru. “My legs are really quickly and also light. It’s one of the most essential method for me. I really feel excellent doing it!”
There was extra French success as 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist Priscilla Gneto made an unbelievable resurgence. Having actually not dealt with on the Globe Scenic tour in virtually 2 years, she tossed with an enormous Ura Nage to take the under 57kg course Gold medal. Experience radiated once more as Gneto became our lady of the day
She was granted her medals by Dr. Sandra Corak, Education And Learning Supervisor of the IJF. We asked her regarding her time far from competitors.
” It was a long very long time. Throughout this moment I saw that I truly liked my sporting activity, and also I was so thrilled to be back,” discussed Gneto.
At under 60kg course, Sam Hall of Great Britain took his possibility as Italy’s Angelo Pantano kipped down for an assault. With Hall protecting the strangle, he gained his first-ever Grand Prix medal, and also it was Gold
Dr. Lisa Allan, Occasions Supervisor of the IJF, granted the medals.
At under 52kg classification, Belgium’s Brownish-yellow Ryheul stunned France’s Astride Gneto, transforming her over right into a Sankaku-Gatame hold back, to protect the Gold medal.
Mr. Mohamed Meridja, Education And Learning and also Training Supervisor of the IJF got on hand to honor the medals.
Young Croatian Judoka, Ana Viktorija Puljiz, took her possibility to beam on a worldwide phase, valiantly combating her means to a bronze medal. Presenting eruptive and also vibrant Judo, Puljiz was definitely pleased to place Croatia on the medal table!
As well as it appeared all Judoka mosted likely to execute with some substantial Ippons, consisting of from both our male silver medallists. A legendary standing Kata Guruma from Italy’s Pantano, and also an effective toss from Russia’s Abdula Abdulzhalilov, kicking the 2021 Zagreb Grand Prix off to a great begin!