February 24, 2024

Judo World Cup Hungary 2023: Budapest has formally welcomed all ranges of the circuit; a second residence for judo. Buchard takes gold for France, Japan’s younger Koga Wakana takes her first gold medal, and Japan’s Ryoma Tanaka clinches the grasp’s title.

Budapest. A metropolis stuffed with historical past and modernity, and in addition of desires.

This weekend, Hungary completes its World Judo Tour. With the Masters, Budapest has formally welcomed all ranges of the circuit; a second residence for judo.

In -48 kg, the younger Japanese Koga Wakana defeated the American Laborde with a seoiotoshi knowledgeable. The primary gold medal for Koga.

The IJF (Worldwide Judo Federation) ambassador, Her Imperial Highness Princess Nobuko of Mikasa, handed out the medals.

The second gold medal for Japan went to Nagayama Ryuju in -60kg, besting Enkhtaivan with a sode-tsurikomi-goshi for a waza-ari-awasete-ippon; which made the native public go loopy. Nagayama turns into triple Masters champion in Budapest.

The medals had been awarded by Taishan Group Chairman and Founder BIAN Zhiliang.

Within the -52 kg class, Krasniqi, a four-time Olympic and Masters champion, confronted Buchard, additionally a Masters champion.

The Frenchwoman Buchard landed a waza-ari that ended the competition and secured her second gold medal within the Masters class earlier than his enthusiastic followers, displaying the values ​​of judo.

Max-Herve GEORGE, Managing Director of the Ultima Group, was accountable for presenting the medals.

“I’m all the time glad to combat within the masters, as a result of I like challenges and combat towards the most effective judokas, so for me at present it was crucial to return to the highest,” mentioned French Amandine Buchard in an interview.

In –66 kg, Ryoma Tanaka in high form all dayI solely considered gold.

An unimaginable ippon within the last towards world number one Vieru secured him the title of grasp. A tremendous consequence and a vivid future forward for Tanaka.

Tianjin Shengzhi Sport Ltd President Junyuan ZHANG offered the medals.

“It’s the first time that I take part in a Masters competitors. I’ve been coaching day-after-day to change into Masters Champion and at present I’ve achieved it, so I’m very glad,” mentioned Japanese Ryoma Tanaka.

At -57 kg, Jessica Klimkait prevailed all through the day. Within the last she confronted the dynamic Sarah Leonie Cysique, who additionally had a tremendous day.

Ultimately, Klimkait stunned the general public by scoring ippon within the golden rating. It’s the first gold for the Canadian in a Judo World Cup.

Mustapha Berraf, president of ACNOA and member of the IOC (Worldwide Olympic Committee), delivered the medals.

He Hungarian hero, Pupp Reka, he was in nice kind, inspiring native judoka aspirants.

A tremendous begin for the Judo Masters. Be part of us tomorrow for day two in Budapest because the world’s greatest judokas compete for the distinguished title.