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Youth Olympic Games

As Nicholas Messner said:
In the presence of Jacques Rogge, IOC President, Judo showed its universality tonight in Singapore at the final award ceremony of the Judo tournament of the Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010.
In the women's under 44kg, the Russian, DMITRIEVA, won by ippon (immobilization) against the Peruvian fighter, CANO, giving the first point to “Team Belgrade”.
Then the Maltese, SAYWELL, fought in a very spectacular contest against the Spanish RIVADULLA, in under 55kg, one after the other trying to take advantage of their opponent with acrobatic movements, but finally the win went to RIVADULLA and “Team Essen”. The third combat opposed KRISANDOVA, from Slovakia, and GELDYBAYEVA, from Turkmenistan. After 2 minutes and 4 seconds, “Team Essen” scored again with an ippon, just at the limit of the tatami. This was a second point for the blue team. In the men's under 66kg, two continents were represented as AGIBAYEV (KAZ), from Asia, was fighting against CISSE (SEN), from Africa. Despite their fatigue, which was apparent after individual competition a few days ago, and a day-long team event, the two athletes gave it their all. The next victory went to “Team Essen” again, allowing them a 3 to 1 lead. Only 42 seconds were necessary for the Japanese, TASHIRO, to throw the New Zealander, BAXTER, giving one more point to “Team Essen”. In the men's under 81kg, “Team Essen” kept the lead with the triumph of the Congolese, LOLUKU, over OTGONBAYAR from Mongolia. “Team Belgrade’s” MANSOUR (BEL) did not fight for the women's -78kg because “Team Essen” had no competitor in that category. Before the last fight, the final result was already known, but for the beauty and the spirit of sport, one last contest was to be held in the men's heavyweight category. After a tough combat, GARCIA (CUB) vs. PIEPKE (GER), “Team Essen’s” Central American scored a final victory, giving a clear win (6 - 1) to Peru, Spain, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Japan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cuba at the same time.