Home judokas stand out at Judo World Cup in Tashkent

Uzbekistan ends top of the medals table with four titles 19 Oct 2017
four Para judokas stand on the podium with their medals

Nomosov (second left) continued his domination with victory in Tashkent

ⒸJanos Tardos

Uzbek judokas won four golds, three silvers and four bronze to top the medals table on home soil in Tashkent at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Cup.

Rio 2016 champion Sherzod Namozov extended his dominance in the men’s -66kg following a victory over Romania’s Paralympic bronze medallist Alex Bologa in the final.

The other three local World Cup champions were Feruz Sayidov (men’s -73kg), Shukhrat Boboev (men’s -90kg) and Parvina Samandarova (women’s -57kg).

South Korea also rounded off a successful World Cup, celebrating four titles through Yongho Youn (men’s -66kg), Jung Min Lee (men’s 81kg), Songlee Jin (women’s -63kg) and Hayeong Park (women’s +70kg).

Yuliya Halinska (women’s -48kg) and Paralympic champion Inna Cherniak (women’s 52kg) gave Ukraine two gold medals.

Great Britain’s Samuel Ingram (men’s -100kg), Iran’s Mohammadreza Kheirollahzadeh (men’s +100kg) and Brazil’s Alana Martins (women’s -70kg) also topped the podium in Tashkent.

Full results can be found on IBSA’s website.