Among the Strong­est

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - FRONT PAGE -

The stages of the Grand Prix of judo and the World Cup in para­judo have taken place in Tashkent. Uzbek­istan se­cured the sil­ver po­si­tion in the team event, while the para­ju­dokas of our coun­try proved sec­ond to no one.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­sults of three com­pet­i­tive days of the Grand Prix stage in Tashkent, the Uzbek­istan na­tional team won one gold, two sil­ver and nine bronze medals. The best was the squad of Is­rael (three gold, one sil­ver and bronze). The Mon­go­lia lineup (one gold, two sil­ver and bronze) closed the top three strong­est list.

On the third fi­nal day of the com­pe­ti­tion our Dil­shod Choriev took the sec­ond place in the weight cat­e­gory up to 90 kg. In the fi­nal he lost to the Ta­jik ath­lete Kom­ron­shokh Ustopiriyon.

Bronze medal­ists in the cat­e­gory of up to 100 kg on this day were Davron­bek Sat­torov and Sher­ali Ju­raev. In the 100 cat­e­gory, Bolto­boy Bal­taev and Bek­murod Olti­boev also be­came the third.

The only gold award in the trea­sury of the Uzbek­istan na­tional team in the tour­na­ment was brought by Gul­noza Mat­niya­zova in the weight cat­e­gory up to 70 kg.

At the World Cup in Tashkent, our com­pa­tri­ots were awarded four gold, three sil­ver and four bronze medals, tak­ing first place in the team event. Fol­low­ing are the teams of South Korea (4-1-2) and Ukraine (2-0-1).

Ath­letes from about 30 coun­tries fought for vic­tory in com­pe­ti­tions in 13 weight cat­e­gories. Shukhrat Boboyev (-90 kg), Sher­zod Namo­zov (-60 kg), Feruz Saidov (-73 kg) and Parv­ina Sa­man­darova (-57 kg) be­came the win­ners of the World Cup.

Nurbek Mirzaev (-81 kg), Vasila Ali­boeva (-70 kg) and Sevinch Salaeva (-52 kg) won the sil­ver medal. Sharif Khalilov (-81 kg), Shirin Sharipova ( 100 kg), Feruza­khon Yusupova ( 70 kg) and Gul­rukh Rahi­mova (-70 kg) be­came bronze medal­ists of the com­pe­ti­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to the rules of the tour­na­ment, the prize fund was dis­trib­uted as fol­lows: first place - gold medal and $ 1,000, sec­ond place - sil­ver medal and $ 500, two third places - bronze medals and $ 300 each.

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