Judo standout Kim Min-jong defeats Japan’s Nakamura to win Universiade title

SEOUL (Yonhap) By Kim Kyung-yoon (Yonhap) — South Korean judo’s top heavyweight Kim Min-jong, 22, of Yangpyeong County, won the title at the 31st Chengdu Summer World University Games (Universiade) by defeating Japan’s top hope Yuta Nakamura, 21, in one bout.Kim Min-jong defeated Nakamura in the men’s 100-plus-kilogram final of the judo competition in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on Aug. 31 by pinning him in a bout of missed takedowns just two minutes and five seconds into the match.Nakamura is a Japanese judo star who won gold at the International 카지노사이트킹 Judo Federation (IJF) Junior World Championships last year.Kim Min-jong proved to be more than a match for Nakamura and kept Korean judo’s pride alive.Kim will continue his rise to prominence next month when he competes at the IJF Masters in Hungary.On the same day, Han Joo-yup (Korea Horse Society), Lee Yoon-sun (Yongin University) and Park Saet-byul (Yongin University), who competed in the men’s 90-kilogram category, all lost in the finals to earn silver medals.

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