2022 Portugal GP: Day 2
Women’s -63kg: Joanne Van Lieshout
The 19-year-old Joanne Van Lieshout (NED) is a Junior World champion and now, she is also a IJF World Tour gold medalist at the senior level. She defeated Iva Oberan (CRO) with a perfectly-timed kouchi-gari that was given waza-ari at first but then changed to ippon.
Women’s -70kg: Lara Cvjetko (CRO)
The final was a relatively boring affair with Lara Cvjetko defeating Szabina Gercksak (HUN) through penalties. Gercsak received two shidos for passivity, then Cvjetko received two shidos for false attacks. In the end, Gercsak received a third shido, again for passivity.
1. CVJETKO Lara (CRO)
2. GERCSAK Szabina (HUN)
3. PORTELA Maria (BRA)
3. TSUNODA ROUSTANT Ai (ESP)
Men’s -73kg: Murodjon Yuldoshev (UZB)
Murodjon Yuldoshev got his first ever IJF World Tour gold by executing a superb uchimata against Salvador Cases Roca (ESP) who was also in his first ever IJF World Tour final.
1. YULDOSHEV Murodjon (UZB)
2. CASES ROCA Salvador (ESP)
3. GABA Joan-Benjamin (FRA)
3. LAVJARGAL Ankhzaya (MGL)
Men’s -81kg: Matthias Casse (BEL)
Going into this event, Matthias Casse had a World title, a European title, two Grand Slam golds and a World Masters gold. What he was missing was a Grand Prix gold, and he finally got it in Portugal, throwing his opponent Oskari Makinen (FIN) with a dynamic (and rare) end-of-sleeve grip seoi-nage.
1. CASSE Matthias (BEL)
2. MAKINEN Oskari (FIN)
3. KIM Jonghoon (KOR)
3. OINO Yuhei (JPN)