Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, one of the most important destinations of the Judo Calendar, took place on the second day of exciting judo.
Canadian power player Beauchemin-Pinard won gold in the -63 kg category with jaw-dropping action! A moment of pure brilliance that lit up the arena in Abu Dhabi.
“The technique I did was ura-nage. So when he came to attack, I let him down. It was coming entirely from my legs, like I could lift it up and turn it into the air. So yeah, it’s a huge technique and I don’t do it often, but when it works it’s a big Ippon,” said Beauchemin-Pinard.
Icona Capital CEO Max-Hervé George awarded Canada its second Gold award at the tournament.
Uzbek dangerman Ahadov came to prove a point after claiming bronze last year, beating Kosovo’s Gjakova in a spectacular final to give him his first grand slam title.
The medals were presented by Otabek Umarov, Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia.
“I feel very comfortable here in Abu Dhabi, as if I were in Uzbekistan, as if I were at home. I love Abu Dhabi. I won the bronze medal here last year and now it’s my first Grand Slam gold. I hope I will win gold in the upcoming events and the Olympics and Uzbekistan “I will defend the honor of,” Ahadov said.
-In the 70 kg category, Madina Taimazova achieved a strong victory against Sweden’s rising star Ida Eriksson.
CEDCO Hungary President Michael Michaely awarded the medals.
-In the final where David Karapetyan faced Dutch Dynamo Frank De Wit at 81 kilos, both athletes flew into the air as Karapetyan achieved the decisive score. Expert judo is on display.
UAE Judo Federation President Mohammed Bin Thaaloob Alderei presented the medals
With the President of the UAE Judo Federation leading the celebrations, the UAE brought joy to all in attendance with a bronze medal for Nugzari Tatalashvili.