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Kazakh judokas win seven medals at Judo Grand Prix in Astana

14 october 2014, 20:59
Photo courtesy of confederation.kz.
Photo courtesy of confederation.kz.

Kazakhstan’s national judo team has won seven medals in total at the Judo Grand Prix held in Astana on October 10-12, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz. Kazakh athletes earned two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Asian Games winner Yeldos Smetov, who competed the Men’s -60 kilos, took down former world silver medallist Mongolian Amartuvshin Dashdavaa with ippon. 

World Champion of 2009, leader of Kazakhstan’s national team Maxim Rakov in the Men's -100 kilos clinched the gold medal defeating Dimitri Peters from Germany.

Zhansai Smagulov in the Men's -66 kilos hauled silver medal at the 66-kg weight category losing to Junior World Champion Japanese Yuuki Hashiguchi.

Another silver medal was earned by Asset Akhmetzhanov in the Men's -90 kilos, who was defeated by Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Komronshoh Ustopiriyon from Tajikistan.

Baku Grand Slam silver medallist Askhat Telmanov, who competed in the Men's -60 kilos, brought a bronze medal winning over Russian Dmitriy Kulikov with ippon.

Another bronze medal was earned by Sindelfingen European Cup bronze medallist Aziz Kalkamanuly in the Men's -81 kilos, who overcame Srdan Mrvaljevic from Montenegro.

Kazakh judoka Zarina Abdrassulova earned bronze in the Women's +78 kilos winning seven-time Asian Championships medallist Gulzhan Issanova from Kazakhstan.

As a result, Kazakhstan came first in the team ranking followed by Hungary and Germany.

By Assel Satubaldina

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