Kosovo judo fighter Majlinda Kelmendi wins the golden medal in Turkey

Kosovo judo fighter Majlinda Kelmendi wins the golden medal in Turkey

Majlinda Kelmendi has won the gold medal in the Grand Prix tournament, Samsun 2014. The judo fighter from Pec defeated in the final, in the 52 kg weight category, the judo fighter from Italy, Odette Giuffrida.

Pristina, March 31, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Majlinda Kelmendi is unstoppable. Following the triumph in the prestigious tournament, Grand Slam “Paris 2014”, the judo fighter from Pec has won the gold medal in the Grand Prix, Samsun 2014 tournament, which is being held in Turkey.

Majlinda has managed to become the protagonist of this tournament in the 52 kg weight category, where she showed that she’s the best in the globe.

In the second round, Majlinda was qualified automatically, by defeating Larisa Florian.

In the third round, the iron girl defeated the Ukrainian Maria Buiok, winning group A.

In the quarter final, Majlinda didn’t have any problems against the German Tarangul, while in the final, she defeated the Italian Odette Giuffrida.

This is a big step for Majlinda in securing a place in the Olympic Games, Rio 2016.

Kelmendi achieved the biggest success last year when she became world champion in the 52 kg weight category in the World Championships held in Rio de Janeiro. /ibna/