Romanian judoka Corina Caprioriu, Olympic Vice-Champion in London, on Friday won the gold medal in the 57 kg category of the Grand Slam competition in Baku (Azerbaijan), after defeating British Nekoda Smythe Davis in the final.
Caprioriu defeated French Helene Recevaux in the round of 16, by waza ari, Serbian Jovana Rogic, in the quarterfinals, by ippon, Russian irina Zabludina, in the semifinals, by waza ari, and British Smythe Davis in the final, by ippon.
Romanian judoka Monica Ungureanu also won the gold medal in the women’s 48-kg category of the Judo Grand Slam tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan, as she defeated Hungary’s Eva Csernoviczki on Friday.
In the first round, Ungureanu defeated Russia’s Lilia Lotfulina (waza ari), while in the quarter-finals she beat France’s Aurore Climence (waza ari), with the semi-final going her way in a penalty-point win against Brazil’s Nathalia Brigida. More…