Ma Zhenzhao earned China a gold within the ladies’s 78kg class as particular person occasions of Asiad judo competitors concluded.
HANGZHOU, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — China’s judoka Ma Zhenzhao gained the Asian Games ladies’s 78kg class crown as particular person occasions of Asiad judo competitors concluded right here on Tuesday.
25-year-old Ma, who secured a bronze on the Jakarta Asian Games 5 years in the past, mentioned that overcoming her Japanese opponent Rika Takayama was a hard-fought victory.
“Grabbing the gold medal depends on my willpower and encouragement of all audiences at the gymnasium,” mentioned Ma, including that she would attempt her finest to organize for subsequent 12 months’s Paris Olympic Games.
Greeted by an enormous roar from the house followers, Ma secured an ippon within the third minute of golden rating to seal the title.
Xu Shiyan added a silver medal for the host nation when she was defeated by Kim Ha-yun from South Korea within the ladies’s +78kg class.
Erlan Sherov from Kyrgyzstan claimed the boys’s 90kg title, whereas Uzbekistan’s Muzaffarbek Turoboyev triumphed within the males’s 100kg class.
Magomedomar Magomedomarov of the United Arab Emirates scored an ippon within the dying seconds to beat Tajikistan’s Temur Rakhimov within the males’s over-100kg ultimate.
Japan gained 4 out of 14 golds on provide within the particular person occasions, whereas Uzbekistan secured three golds. Chinese Taipei collected two golds, and China, South Korea, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and the United Arab Emirates secured one gold every.
The blended staff contest is ready to kick off on Wednesday.