Andreea Chitu wins the women’s U52 event at Judo Grand Prix Jeju

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Romanian judoka Andreea Chitu on Thursday won the women’s U52 event at the Judo Grand Prix Jeju event in South Korea after an ippon win over Japanese Mako Uchio in the final.

In the second round, Chitu defeated German Maria Ertl (ippon); in the quarter-finals she prevailed over Mongolia’s Bundmaa Munkhbataar by warnings, while in the semi-finals she defeated Priscilla Gneto of France, Agerpres informs.

In the U48 event, Romanians Monica Ungureanu finished 7th after defeating South Korea’s Oh Yeunju in the second round and losing in the semi-finals to Kazakh Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh and in the repechage to Turkish Dilara Lokmanhekim.

Loredana Ohai lost in the second round of the U57 event to Israel’s Camila Minakawa.

On Friday, Corina Caprioriu will compete in the first round of the U63 event against Taiwanese Huang Shih Han.

There are 421 judokas from 70 countries competing at the event, 237 in men’s contests and 184 in women’s contests.

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