Kazakh judokas 7th at World Championships in Rio de Janeiro
August 27. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Askhat Thelmanov and Eldos Smetov, Kazakhstani judokas, took seventh place at the World Judo Championships in Brazil, Vesti.kz reports.
On the first day of the world judo championships in Brazil four athletes from Kazakhstan were on the mat..
Thelmanov consistently won clear victory over Thomas Pappas (Australia), Lee Tsanem (China) and Ilgar Mushkiev (Azerbaijan).
As for Smetov, he also scored three victories. On the way to the medal he “removed” from his path Nkululeko Sihlongonyane (Swaziland), Tan Syaolona (China) and Lukas Kilbasinski (Poland).
NOTE: World Judo Championships in Brazil will end on September 1. Kazakh men’s team is represented by nine judokas and the women’s team by six athletes.