Sasson Garnished With Gold In Budapest
Less than a month from the World Championships in Tokyo, Israeli judoka Or Sasson would set himself apart from the pack last weekend in Budapest.
in the final of the Budapest Grand Prix, Sasson would grab his fourth Grand Prix title with a win over Japanese competitor Kaegura Kokoro, who had just gained bronze at the Paris stop of the Grand Slam tour.
Sasson would need to wait until golden score to gain the victory, but would only need eight seconds of that vital frame to throw a ko-soto-gake and defeat Kokoro in the finals.
Kokoro’s path to the finals came by way of an ippon from a o-soto-gari against Baku Grand Slam winner Gela Zaalishvili, while Sasson would take down Russian Anton Krivobokov, who was disqualified after picking up three penalties.