Asunta Scooto wins 2021 dream title, wins 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, The final round of the Judo World Tour of the season, confirms its immense potential and proves that it can compete on equal terms even at the senior level against the world’s most powerful athletes in the 48kg category.
The 19-year-old Napoleon, who won a gold medal at the last Junior World Championships in Olbia, has now become the captain of an amazing journey in the mats of the Grand Millennium Al Wahda, always collecting four wins in a row with a technical score (hence the opponent’s disqualification). Fiam Gielle’s standard bearer was left out of Chile’s debut Mary Vargas Lay (Reigning Pan American Champion) With 1 now after 16’16, to make the terrible Israeli better Shina Rishoni (N.3 of Seeding, Fifth Classified at the Tokyo Olympics) Seou Nage’s Vasa-Ari at regular time.
In the semi-finals, he took a 46 scooter and forced Russian Sabina Giliasova to surrender. Thanks to a deadly technique in the ne-vasa stage (ground fight), the world won the pass for the final against the French n.4. Shirin Bowkley, 2020 Senior European Champion. At the end of a very balanced match, Asunta completed her masterpiece by throwing an O Uchi Gary rated Vasa-ari to the ground, with both athletes reaching the golden score of two shido. The First career victory on World Tour (On the third attempt).
2002 becomes Class Bell The youngest Italian judoka (including men) to win a tournament on the major circuit. She is also the third early European athlete to win a Grand Slam (better than her only Bilodid and Agbeginenov). In other categories of the day, Frenchman Amandine Bouchard won 52kg, while Portugal veteran Thelma Montero’s 57kg confirmed his return after silver in Tokyo.
Below Summary of the podiums for the first day of the Abu Dhabi 2021 Judo Grand Slam:
-48 kg f
1 Scotto (Ita)
3 Costa (Por), Margoche Clement (Fr)
-52 kg f
1 Bouchard (fr)
2 Giles (GBR)
3 Bishrelt (MGL) e Primo (ISR)
-57 kg f
1 Montero (cause)
2 Pignetto (fr)
3 Mokdar (FR), Lakhvatogo (MGL)
-60 kg m
1 Yang (Tpe)
2 Abdulev (Russia)
3 Revol (F) E Hall (GBR)
-66 kg m
1 Vieru (MDA)
2 Misirov (Russia)
3 Iodov (Ukr), Yontenperrenley (Mgl)
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