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Stump lands historical judo gold for Swiss

DOHA: Nils Stump received Switzerland’s first ever international judo identify on Tuesday, taking gold within the males’s under-73kg class in Doha. Stump, 26, defeated former Eu champion Manuel Lombardo of Italy within the ultimate, having delivered an ippon to overcome Eastern famous person Soichi Hashimoto previous within the day. Hashimoto, the 2017 international champion, claimed bronze with Murodjon Yuldoshev of Uzbekistan.

Canada’s Christa Deguchi added to her 2019 gold medal with some other identify within the girls’s under-57kg elegance. Deguchi beat Japan’s Haruka Funakubo by way of ippon lower than two mins into the general. Jessica Klimkait, who shared 3rd position on the Tokyo Olympics, earned some other medal for Canada, pocketing bronze along Mongolia’s Enkhriilen Lkhagvatogoo.

 

Russian army logo

In the meantime, the Global Judo Federation (IJF) stated on Wednesday it had ejected a gaggle of spectators from the Global Judo Championships in Doha for refusing to take away a Russian army image. 3 spectators had been noticed dressed in the Ribbon of St George, which is thought of as by way of many Ukrainians as a logo of Russian aggression and has been banned in numerous Eu international locations, as they watched Tuesday’s motion at an enviornment within the Qatari capital.

The IJF instructed AFP that the spectators refused to take away the logo and so had been thrown out of the venue. The IJF has allowed Russian and Belarusian judokas to participate in those championships as impartial competition, having up to now banned them in keeping with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Because of the verdict to permit the Russians and Belarusians to go back, Ukraine has boycotted the development. — AFP

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