Junior Worlds Day 2

Junior Worlds Day 2

Day 2

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-57kg: Kseniia Galitskaia (RUS)
It was a very exciting final between 16-year-old Kerem Primo (ISR) and Kseniia Galitskaia (RUS), with both players attacking relentlessly. In the end, the match was decided by a counter in the form of a very acrobatic uchimata-sukashi by the Russian for ippon.

Final Results

1. GALITSKAIA Kseniia (RUS)
2. PRIMO Kerem (ISR)
3. YILDIZ Ozlem (TUR)
3. MOKDAR Faiza (FRA)
5. TONIOLO Veronica (ITA)
5. ELKINA Natalia (RUS)
7. GERTSCH Olivia (SUI)
7. GRABNER Lisa (AUT)

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-73kg: Adrian Sulca (ROU)
In the -73kg final, it was Adrian Sulca (ROU) against Umalt Demirel (TUR), with the Romanian emerging victorious through an Osaekomi turnover resulting in hold-down for ippon. Adrian Sulca said, "I’ve been working so hard for this moment. My toughest opponent is me. I have to repeat to myself to not give up. I didn’t give up! I had fun on the mat and now I’m world champion. Next step: the senior category!"

Final Results
1. SULCA Adrian (ROU)
2. DEMIREL Umalt (TUR)
3. CENTRACCHIO Luigi (ITA)
3. POCHOP Daniel (CZE)
5. GABA Joan-Benjamin (FRA)
5. MECILOSEK Jus (SLO)
7. FALCAO Gabriel (BRA)
7. PELLIGRA Vincenzo (ITA)

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-63kg: Joanne Van Lisehout (NED)
The defending Junior World Champion Szofi Ozbas (HUN) may have been the favorite but it was Joanne Van Lisehout (NED) who was on fire in Olbia. After defeating Ozbas, she worked her way to the final where she met Laura Vazquez Fernandez (ESP). Van Lisehout scored waza-ari but wasn’t content to coast for the rest of the match. With about a minute left in the match, she caught her Spanish opponent on the ground and pinned her for ippon.

Final Results
1. VAN LIESHOUT Joanne (NED)
2. VAZQUEZ FERNANDEZ Laura (ESP)
3. VARGA Brigitta (HUN)
3. KRISTO Katarina (CRO)
5. TURPIN Melodie (FRA)
5. OZBAS Szofi (HUN)
7. CORRAO Alessia (BEL)
7. IVANESCU Florentina (ROU)

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