South Korean judo’s next big thing, Lee Jun-hwan (Yongin University), won gold at the 2023 International Judo Federation (IJF) Tokyo Grand Slam and set his sights on the 2024 Paris Olympics, just seven months away.
Lee won the men’s 81-kilogram final on Feb. 2 in Tokyo, Japan, by defeating Matthias Kasse (BEL) by half a back-and-forth axe.
Kasse is a world-class athlete who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He has been a consistent performer, 안전카지노사이트 winning a medal at the World Championships every year since 2019.
Lee Jun-hwan is South Korea’s hope for judo, having distinguished himself in international competition since last year.
He won a bronze medal at this year’s World Championships and a silver medal at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.
On the day, Lee overpowered his opponents with a variety of techniques to reach the final.
He defeated his third-round opponent Joa Fernandu (POL) and fourth-round opponent Zelim Tchikaev (AE) with half takedowns, and his semifinal opponent François Gauthier (CAN) with half takedowns.
Park Sat Byul (Yongin University), who competed in the women’s 78 kilograms and above, also won a medal.
She lost to Lia Fontaine (FRA) in the semifinals by an arm bar, but defeated Russian INDIVIDUAL NEUTRAL ATHLETES Elis Starytseva by foul in the bronze medal match. 카지노사이트