The third and final day of individual competition at the 2017 European Judo Championships featured the remaining five heaviest weight divisions. Following on from a thrilling series of preliminary rounds, there was an astonishing end by ippon to all medal matches in the final block. And by way of putting the icing on the cake an historical performance was delivered to round up the final contest.
Of a total number of 34 athletes in the -90kg category, where Pool B could be described as the pool of death, it was Khusen KHALMUZAEV (RUS) who emerged from the pool having defeated Nikoloz SHERAZADASHVILI (ESP), Piotr KUCZERA (POL) and then Beka GVINIASHVILI (GEO) and all this to reach the semi final. Meanwhile Axel CLERGET (FRA) had ben making his way through pool A and a bruising encounter saw the Frenchman condemn the heavier of the Khalmurzaev twins to the repechage.