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Asian Para Games: Kazakhstan rules the Judo podium on Day 2

Date: October 24, 2023

Category: General

Second day of competition in the Asian Para Games, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, where the three Paralympic IBSA Sports (Goalball, Football, and Judo) are in action to crown the best athletes in the region.

The IBSA president of the Executive Board, Mr. Ilgar Rahimov, is attending the event since the opening ceremony, and today was at the Xiaoshi Linpu Gymnasium, together with the IBSA Judo Sport Committee team.

#Accessibility – Tweet of Mr. Rahimov with a photo were is standing, inside the Xiaoshi Linpu Gymnasium, with (form left to right) János Tardos, chairperson, Sara Álvarez, Sport Director, and on the right side, Kenishi Shoshida, Referee Director.

The second day of the Judo competition was almost ruled by Kazakhstan, with six medals on five podiums, masters of the J1 -73kg men’s category conquering gold and silver.

Check out the results of Day 2:

J1 – 73kg
1st – Yergali Shamey (KAZ)
2nd – Assylan Nurdauletov (KAZ)
3rd – Mahdi Borchlou (IRI)
3rd – Zhiwei Zhou (CHN)

J1 -90kg
1st – Yurong Wu (CHN)
2nd – Mousa Gholami (IRI)
3rd – Bauyrzhan Arstanbekov (KAZ)
3rd – Battugs Batkhuyag (MGL)

J2 -73kg
1st – Olzhas Orazalyuly (KAZ)

2nd – Feruz Sayidov (UZB)
3rd – Uchkun Kuranbaev (UZB)
3rd – Yujiro Seto (JPN)

J1 -70kg
1st – Li Liu (CHN)

2nd – Minako Tsuchiya (JPN)
3rd – Turuunaa Lkhaujav (MGL)
3rd – Dinara Kujulova (KAZ)

J2 -57kg
1st – Junko Hirose (JPN)

2nd – Jianan Wang (CHN)
3rd – Kumushkhon Khodjaeva (UZB)
3rd – Dayana Fedossova (KAZ)

Yergali Shamey, the Kazakh judoca that won the J1 -73kg, stated: “I’ve been in Judo for eight years. It’s been a long time, and we’ve met many challenges. Feelings for the gold medal? Thank you to all the people who supported me. I hope Kazakhstan will finally win the game.”

On the Blind Football pitch at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium, the preliminary stage goes on, and the results of Day 2 are as follows:

China vs Japan: 1-0
Iran vs Thailand: 2-0
Malaysia vs India: 0-1

In the last minutes of the last match of the day, the Indian player Sujith Puthenkattunikarth Sasi saved the victory of his team by blocking an almost certain Malaysian goal: “I am very excited to block this ball! I tried my best. I fought for my country, and this is a very important opportunity in my life. This is a great experience. Our (all kinds of) experiences here are all great, and we make progress in our team’s cooperation. Iran tomorrow? We will do our best to play well in the game. We all want a medal.”

Regarding Goalball, another seven matches on Day 2 of competition at the China Goalball Training Base. These are the following results:

Group A
China vs Saudi Arabia: 14-6
Korea vs Jordan: 12-2

Group B
Japan vs Qatar: 10-0
Iran vs Iraq: 10-1

Group C
Japan vs Thailand: 10-0
China vs Iran: 10-3
Japan vs Korea: 1-1

Peying Ke, player of the Chinese women’s Goalball national team remarked: “I was very nervous yesterday, but a little bit better today. We discuss tactics before every match. We watch all the videos of previous matches of our opponents and try to catch their weaknesses. Today, we have already laid out our tactics. Because they have put their attacking targets in two certain places in the previous matches, we focus on them. I hope to win all the remaining games.”

Mr. Ilgar Rahimov was also attending some of the Goalball matches and posted on his social media the moment, in the image below.

#Accessibility – Mr. Rahimov tweet visiting the Goalball venue with four photos indoor, with the IBSA Goalball Sport Committee chairperson, Aurora Zanolin, and Fariba Mohammadi, responsible for women’s development.

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