Korean women’s judo signboard Heo Mi-mi defeated last year’s world championship champion and won the gold medal at the Portuguese Grand Prix of the International Judo Federation (IJF).
Hermimi won the women’s 57kg final in Almada, Portugal, by defeating Brazil’s Rafaela Silva in a golden score (overtime) match.
Silva is a 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic gold medalist and last year’s World Championship winner, a veteran player who has reigned as a strong 57kg class for a long time.
However, Heomimi won cleanly, driving Silva with her overwhelming stamina and skill throughout her match.
During the 4th minute of normal time, 안전놀이터 she exchanged one card (foul) with Sauba, and was unable to decide the outcome, but she put her superior stamina to the fore in overtime to make it a one-sided match.
Heomimi pushed Siuba without rest, and Siuba focused on defense.
When Shiuba showed signs of exhaustion, Heo Mi-mi focused on her leg skills to lead the match.
The game was decided at 3 minutes and 30 seconds of extra time.
Heomimi won her bout by knocking Shiuba out of her stamina with her left shoulder uplift.
Heo Mimi, a Korean-Japanese born in Japan in 2002, renounced her Japanese citizenship in 2021 and joined the Judo team of the Gyeongbuk Athletic Association.
In October of last year, she won the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, beating Kosovo’s Nora Zakova, the winner of the Tokyo Olympics, in one round.
On the same day, An-Paul, who competed in the men’s 66kg class, won the silver medal by foul play against Tilobov Mukriddin (Uzbekistan) in the final.