17-year-old Ukrainian Daria Bilodid won the world judo championship, which takes place in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, in the weight category up to 48 kilograms.
In the decisive battle, which lasted 127 seconds, our compatriot, who in the semifinal defeated the Olympic champion in Rio 2016, the Argentine Paulo Pareto, defeated the Fun of Tonaki from Japan, which is older than Daria for six years, thanks to a successfully executed throw the opponent on his back (IPPON).
Realizing that she was subjected to world top, from Kiev almost burst into tears and rushed into the arms of his mother Svetlana Kuznetsova who is also her coach.
Note that Bilodid became the youngest world champion in judo in the history and just the second athlete from Ukraine, who managed to win a world championship medal, the first was George Zantaraya, which in 2009 won the world championship in Rotterdam.
However, this is not the first success at senior level for the young athletes — in March last year she won the Open continental Cup in Prague, and a month later in Warsaw became a champion of Europe.