Israeli judoka strikes gold in Tbilisi Grand Prix

Israel’s Or Sasson picked some much-needed ranking points and confidence ahead of this summer’s Rio Olympics on Sunday after claiming the gold medal in the over-100 kilogram competition at the judo Grand Prix event in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Sasson, who won a silver medal at the European Championships last summer, defeated Roy Meyer of the Netherlands in the final, with the Dutchman unhappy with the referee after he wasn’t awarded a leg grab.


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