Gviniashvili eclipsed Iliadis and Liparteliani
After the second day of the IJF Master in Rabat and Teddy's Riner fascinating victory over Barna, we've really had a chance to enjoy the spectacle here in Morocco.
Beka Gviniashvili, still a teenager, won the category U90kg, took his first masters and added 700 points on the WRL. That now makes him fourth ranked judoka at the 90kg WRL. Gviniashvili beat Yuya Yoshida of Japan in less than half of the fight with an outstanding ippon. The top favorites for final, Varlam Liparteliani (GEO) and Ilias Iliadis (GRE) failed to impress in Rabat. Liparteliani was ruled out in first round against Iddir after the leg-grab while Iliadis lost against Gviniashvili and Noel van t'End of the Netherlands.
WRL #1 Kim Polling was just fascinating during the day in Rabat. Confirmation of her number one ranking position with some amazing action in the final of the U70kg category. Few nice Uchi-mata attempts by Polling against current World Champion Alvear, but no score. After few more attacks it was able to notice that Polling is in much better shape at the this competition. Polling scored an Yuko and after that it was just rutine for her to keep it like that until the times go off.
photos: Gabi Juan
WORLD RANKING LIST MEN
- SURNAME, Name
- 1. AZE Safarov, Orkhan 1681
- 2. MGL Dashdavaa, Amartuvshin 1162
- 3. UZB Lutfillaev, Sharafuddin 1868
- 4. JPN Shishime, Toru 930
- 5. UZB Urozboev, Diyorbek 545
- 6. GER Englmaier, Tobias 742
- 7. GEO Chkhvimiani, Lukhumi 518
- 8. ESP Garrigós, Francisco 321
- 9. KAZ Ibrayev, Rustam 247
- 10. BRA Pelim, Phelipe 160
WORLD RANKING LIST WOMEN
- SURNAME, Name