Türkiye closes the Antalya championship with a gold medal

The third and closing day of the Antalya Grand Slam noticed an unimaginable ambiance within the Spor Salonu sports activities corridor.

There was respect and an indication of what was to come back earlier than the -100 kg closing, wherein two nice judokas battled.

The ultimate didn’t disappoint, the Austrian, Aaron Fara, completed off the Swiss Daniel Eich together with his favourite method.

Each had been examples of the noble ethical code of judo with their nice sportsmanship.

Marius Vizer, President of the Worldwide Judo Federation (IJF), introduced the medal.

At -78kg, 2011 world champion Audrey Tcheumeo defeated reigning Olympic champion Hamada Shori within the closing. Fairly a feat to have stayed on the prime throughout all these years.

Armen Bagdasarov, IJF Director of Refereeing, introduced the medals.

At -90kg, 2019 world champion Noel Van T Finish executed a relentless sode-tsurikomi-goshi to clinch his second Grand Slam title this yr. He appears to be reaching his targets at simply the suitable time to presumably regain the world title.

The Normal Treasurer of the Federation, Naser Al Tamimi, introduced him together with his medal

“I’ve a variety of hope, as a result of profitable a gold medal makes you’re feeling excellent, and the World Cup is in 4 weeks. I do know I’m in good condition as a result of I’ve already proven it twice. All I would like is for every little thing to go properly within the World Cup so that allow’s get one other good medal,” Van T Finish instructed reporters.

The Turkish followers had been delighted with the gold. On her option to the ultimate, Kayra Sayit edged out reigning world champion Romane Dicko within the quarterfinals. An excellent victory simply earlier than the worlds.

Due to her ways and technique, she was capable of prevail over the Serbian Zabic, to the delight of all the kids current.

Turkish Judo Federation President Sezer Huysuz handed over the medals whereas the complete stadium proudly sang the nationwide anthem.

“It’s all the time wonderful as a result of we’ve got an incredible crowd, who come to provide us good vitality and good vibes. All of that is very thrilling and I really feel very joyful to win in Turkey, and in entrance of the Turkish followers,” says Sayit.

The Dutch went house doubly joyful. His beloved Jelle Snippe defeated his compatriot Roy Meyer after a troublesome combat

The medals had been awarded by the Olympic Champion, Hüseyin Özkan

Turkey additionally gained two bronze medals, the primary going to Tataroglu within the +100kg class.

And a second medal at +78 kg, with Ozturk defeating his Mongolian opponent.

An emotional sundown in Turkey caps off a weekend stuffed with judo spirit. Subsequent cease, the World Championships.