The Korean national judo team won the overall championship at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
The national team won 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal each at the IJF 2023 Portugal Grand Prix Judo Competition, which ended in Almada, Portugal on the 30th (Korean time), defeating the host country Portugal (2 gold, 1 silver) and won the overall championship. grabbed the
On the final day of the competition, the leading stars of the heavyweight class sang in the gold medal and decorated the finale with a splendid finish. Kim Min-jong (Yangpyeong-gun Office), in the men’s 100kg or higher class, got off to a good start by beating Mitsuki Sugawara, a Japanese powerhouse, in the first round with a half back throw. He made it all the way to the final 스포츠토토 where he came out on top with a shoulder half win over Sabina Nash Billy (Georgia).
Kim Ha-yoon (Ansan City Hall), in the women’s 78kg and above, won the gold medal by winning a press against Josele Nunez (Portugal) in the final. He gave up the half in 1 minute and 57 seconds of the game and was driven to a crisis, but he calmly coped with it and brought victory.
The gold medal won in the heavyweight division has a special meaning. Entering the 2010s, the heavyweight class became the exclusive property of European and South American players with tremendous physical strength, while Asian players collapsed without being able to overcome the difference in power. This is the reason Akira Sone (Japan), the gold medalist in the women’s over 78kg category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, received a lot of attention. Kim Min-jong and Kim Ha-yun were recognized for their international competitiveness by winning this tournament.
For the national team, Lee Jun-hwan (Yongin University) in the men’s 81kg class and Heo Mi-mi (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) in the women’s 57kg class won the gold medal, Ahn Paul (Namyangju City Hall) in the men’s 66kg class won the silver medal, and Kang Heon-cheol (men’s 73kg class) won the silver medal in the men’s 73kg class. ) each obtained a bronze medal.