Citizen of Kyrgyzstan won gold medal at the Asian Judo Cup among the cadets. Ippon.org website reported.
The tournament ended the day before in Hong Kong. At least 133 athletes from 27 countries participated in it. Shakir Shakirov, who performed in the weight category up to 81 kg, represented Kyrgyzstan. He defeated a Mongolian Munkh-Erdene Gantulga and a New Zealander Rihari Iki and became a champion.
In parallel, Paks (Hungary) hosted the European Cup among the juniors. At least 362 athletes from 29 countries, including five Kyrgyzstanis, participated in it. Erlan Sherov, who also competed in the weight up to 81 kilograms, won five fights out of six and took the 3rd place.