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Day 2 of the Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam sees Japan and Mongolia go for gold – 9News Nigeria

Day 2 of the inaugural Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam in Mongolia saw a majestic opening ceremony in front of a packed-out stadium. Performances in traditional Mongolian attire and incredible dances entertained both the locals and the international audience.

There to get the crowd ready for the judo were Mongolia Judo Association President H.E Mr Battulga Khaltmaa, and Director General of the International Judo Federation, Mr. Vlad Marinescu.

For the under 63kg category, Japan’s Nabekura Nami took the gold medal. Using a clever foot sweep, for which she is well known, she clinched the title and brought home the 3rd gold medal for her country in this tournament.

Champions Camp Founder & CEO Mr Namsrai Batsaikhan was on hand to award the medals

All the talk of the day was about the return of Nagase Takanori, the current Olympic Champion for the under -81kg group. As this was his first tournament with the Gold back patch, he had a clear…

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