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Bourne 7th best in World Sambo

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Monday, November 13, 2017

T&T’s Keron Bourne defeated Francisco Guzman of the Dominican Republic 14-2 in his first round 62Kg division match before booking his place in the semi-finals Sambo World Championship Sochi, Russia on Saturday.

In his second match Bourne took on Ernest Hayrapetyan of Armenia and won 8-0. In the Semi-finals Bourne took a tough Turkmenistan opponent and lost a close 6-5 contest and placed seventh in the World Overall in the 62kg Combat Sambo division.

Meanwhile, Martin “The fighting Fireman” Joseph, who before reaching to Russia had to shed 25-pounds in order to make weight at 90Kg division. With all the challenges and setbacks before leaving T&T.

Upon his arrival in the competition venue, he still had 13-pounds to drop in two days in the cold weather conditions with very little time to acclimatize and to get the proper meals that Joseph required, that is meals without salt mainly proteins it was difficult.

Despite the challenges, he qualified for the semi-finals against Czech Republic Lukas Turecek, but before that bout, Joseph destroyed the European Champion of four years when he defeated Belarus’ Uladzimir Sutotski and move forward to the next round where he took on Louis Laurent of France and lost.

He got a repercharge into the bronze medal fight off but lost on points. KC

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