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Japan tops medals table; blank day for India

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Japan walked away with the overall honours with five golds in the 10th Asian cadet judo championship which concluded at the Rajiv Gandhi indoor stadium here on Friday evening.

The team had a total of 10 medals, including three silvers.

Japan, which picked up two golds in the boys’ section and none in the girls’ on the opening day on Thursday, was a big winner today, taking three golds, all in the girls’ section.

South Korea finished runner-up with four golds (total 9 medals) while Kazakhstan was third in the medals table with three yellows (total 11).

Meanwhile India, which won five medals on Thursday, failed to win a single medal today. The host finished eighth in the medals table.

The two-day Asian junior championship, an under-21 event, begins on Saturday.

Final placings (cadets, 15-18 years): Boys: Under-73kg: 1. Sanzhar Balgymbekov (Kaz), 2. Ulugbek Urokov (Uzb), Kim Younghun (Kor) & Daiki Nakahashi (Jpn).

Under-81kg: 1. Han Juyeop (Kor), Bogdan Filippov (Kgz), 3. Madzhidov Dzhakhongir (Tjk) & Yasin Taghavi Mayani (Irn).

Under-90kg: 1. Kim Yuchul (Kor), 2. Kosuke Nakao (Jpn), 3. Odkhuu Tsetsentsengel (Mgl) & Zhansultan Baubekuly (Kaz).

Above-90kg: 1. Kim Minjong (Kor), 2. Ryota Isomura (Jpn), 3. Sanzhar Zhabborov

(Kaz) & Ali Parhizgar (Irn).

Girls: Below-57kg: 1. Sanobar Sultanova (Uzb), 2. Yu-Chieh Yang (Tpe), 3. Manita Shrestha Pradhan (Nep) & Minjung Kang (Kor).

Below-63kg: 1. Mamizu Tsuru (Jpn), 2. Moldir Narynova (Kaz), 3. Goeun Lee (Kor) & Pei Chun Yuan (Tpe).

Below-70kg: 1. Nanami Asahi (Jpn), 2. Maryam Barbat (Irn), 3. Shu Huei Hsu Wang (Tpe) & Sun Chaerim (Kor).

Above-70 kg: 1. Kana Nagata (Jpn), 2. Kim Hayun (Kor), 3. Tzu Ching Wang (Tpe) & Kamila Berlikash (Kaz).

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