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Feb 22 JUDO: Hamburg Super World Cup Day 1 Results

Feb. 22, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
For Immediate Release February 22, 2008 Contact: Nicole Jomantas, 719.866.4732 Nicole.Jomantas@usajudo.us (Colorado Springs, Colo.)-Anna Palmer (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center) was the only U.S. competitor on the first day of the Hamburg Super World Cup where she competed in the 52kg division in Germany. Palmer had a first-round bye and a second round match against five-time World Cup medalist Antonia Cuomo (ITA). Palmer was given a stalling penalty three minutes into the match. Cuomo earned a penalty of her own, tying the score at a koka (smallest points) each; however the 2007 Italian World Team member caught Palmer with an o uchi gari (inner leg throw) for a yuko score in the final minute to earn the win. Cuomo led in her next match against Romy Tarangul (GER) by a waza-ari (half-point) when she let her guard down with seven seconds on the clock and was thrown for ippon with an uchimata (inner thigh throw), eliminating Palmer from the tournament. Four-time National Champion Taraje Williams-Murray (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE) was scheduled to compete in the 60kg division, but withdrew from the tournament on Friday. Justin Flores (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center) also was scheduled to compete, but withdrew prior to the tournament due to a death in the family. Complete results are as follows: Men's 60kg 1. Ludwig Paischer (AUT) 2. Tadahiro Nomura (JPN) 3. Hovhannes Davtyan (ARM) 3. Chimedvunden Boldbaatar (MGL) 5. Gal Yekutiel (ISR) 5. Cemal Oguz (TUR) 7. Evgeny Stanev (RUS) 7. Miguel Albarracin (ARG) Men's 66kg 1. Oscar Penas (ESP) 2. Miklos Ungvari (HUN) 3. Armen Nazaryan (ARM) 3. Sasha Mehmedovic (CAN) 5. Adrian Kulisch (GER) 5. Dan Fasie (ROM) 7. David Dubsky (CZE) 7. Ahmed Awad (EGY) Women's 48kg 1. Emi Yamagishi (JPN) 2. Lioudmila Lusnikova (UKR) 3. Michaela Baschin (GER) 3. Eva Csernoviczky (HUN) 5. Volha Leshchanka (BLR) 5. Shugen Wu (CHN) 7. Ana Hormigo (POR) 7. Natalia Kondratieva (RUS) Women's 52kg 1. Li Ying (CHN) 2. Anna Kharitnova (RUS) 3. Yuka Nishida (JPN) 3. Soraya Haddad (ALG) 5. Ana Carrascosa (ESP) 5. Romy Tarangul (GER) 7. Ioana Aluas-Dinea (ROM) 7. Audrey La Rizza (FRA) Also Competed: Anna Palmer (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center), 0-1 For more information, contact Nicole Jomantas, USA Judo Director of Communications and Media Relations, at 719.866.4732 or Nicole.Jomantas@usajudo.us. -END-
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