Ukraine's judo teen Daria Bilodid claims second world title

23:40, 25 August 2019
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She won a thrilling rematch of the 2018 final against former world champion Funa Tonaki on home soil, according to Judo Inside.

Bilodid, 18, couldn't believe her achievement in the Nippon Budokan.

"I can't believe it, I know once, but two? For now I have too many emotions. Fighting Funa Tonaki is very hard, now it was in Tokyo. I felt a big pressure and many fans from Japan.”

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In the semi-final Bilodid brushed aside Mongolia’s former world champion Munkhbat Urantsetseg .

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