Three medals for GB judo at Egypt Grand Prix

GB Judo finished the IBSA Egypt Grand Prix with three medals thanks to medals from Daniel Powell, Chris Skelley (Haltemprice; Ian Johns) and Kirsten Taylor (Tayside Judo; David Scobbie).

Powell defeated M. Aly (Egypt) with a great bit of ashi waza for waza-ari before progressing to the semi final with a strangle for ippon score. Victory against A. Watson (USA) via two waza-ari scores progressed Powell to the final to face top seed and world number 1, Cavalcante Da Silva (BRA). Powell was caught with 20-seconds of the contest remaining, meaning he had to settle for silver.

Taylor was defeated by P. Wang (CHN) in the quarter-final before defeating A. Nishimura (JPN) to book her place in the bronze medal contest. Taylor secured bronze with victory against K. Davis (USA) with a koshi jime.

Skelley was defeated by Gogotchuri (GEO) in the semi final before securing bronze with victory against T. Azhgaliyev (KAZ).

Evan Molloy (Devizes; Mark Burbridge) was defeated by J. Lee (KOR) in the semi-final before defeating D. Solovey (UKR) in a close contest to book his place in the bronze medal contest to face S. Cannizzaro (ITA). Molloy was a waza-ari score up when he was awarded an hansokumake, meaning he finished 5th.

On the opening day, Connah Anders (Hardy Spicer; Fitzroy Davis) was defeated by Y. Wu (CHN) in the opening round.

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