Obid Dzhebov, within the class of lower than 66 kilos, acquired the long-awaited gold medal for the host nation.
Tajikistan, a rustic captivated with judo, is today the scene of a brand new Grand Prix: the Dushanbe Grand Prix.
The Kasri Tennis Enviornment within the capital, full to the brim, counted on the primary of its three days of competitors with an viewers devoted to their favourite judokas.
The mayor of Dushanbe and the president of the international judo federation, Marius Vizerfor his or her half inaugurated the match with an electrifying opening ceremony.
Already on the tatami, the Slovenian Marusa Stangar, who had simply received gold in Higher Austria, appeared once more within the ultimate within the class of lower than 48 kilos. And he or she got here out triumphant once more, this time defeating the impartial and impartial judoka Sabina Giliazova, so as to add his second gold medal in simply two weeks.
The talked about Marius Vizer, president of the IJF, delivered the medals of lower than 48.
“It’s actually wonderful how loud they’re,” the champion mentioned of the Tajikistan crowd. “It’s an incredible environment, and my dad and mom are right here too. The group is so loud… It’s unbelievable!”
Carats for Tajikistan
Within the ultimate below 60, Ramazan Abdulayev He executed a unbelievable transition that gave him a greater than deserved gold. This was delivered in drawers by the mayor of Dushanbe, Rustam Emomali.
The seven-time World Judo Tour medalist,Alesya Kuznetsovawas additionally the protagonist of one other good motion, in his case a ne-waza with which he hung probably the most useful medal in lower than 52 kilos.
UFC world light-weight champion Islam Makhachevdid the honors.
In lower than 66, the hopes of a complete nation had been positioned in Obid Dzhebov, who introduced the group to its toes after reaching a tactical victory within the grand ultimate. It was the primary gold for Tajikistan and the Dushanbe crowd celebrated it for what it actually was: the best of triumphs.
The President of the Tajikistan Judo Federation, Ismoil MahmadzoirDzhebov hung his gold.
“I’m very happy with our public, and the way they’ve supported us with such ardour,” the Tajik mentioned afterwards. “I believe it’s the most effective crowd on the earth. It’s been an incredible honor to have all these individuals right here screaming for me.”
In minus 57, the tears of the Uzbek Shukurjon Aminova They had been greater than justified: it’s his first gold in a Grand Prix. IJF Director of Refereeing, Armen BagdasarovHe gave him his prize.
Tajikistan didn’t finish the day with a single medal: in lower than 60, Mehrzod Sufiyev, he received one of many bronze medals due to a unbelievable tomoe nage that meant the second medal for his nation for the time being.
An awesome begin to a Grand Prix that also has two different nice days of judo to go.