Nartey wins Asian Open bronze

09 September 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey added a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Chinese Taipei at the weekend to his medal haul for 2013.

The Ghanaian Judoka outscored Australia’s Oceania champion Jake Bensted in the battle for bronze in the under-73kg class.

He had earlier beaten South Korea’s Min Jegal with a contest winning Ippon score in his preliminary round contest before losing to Huang Chun-Ta of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals. The Chinese Taipei fighter went on to take gold.

Nartey, who trains at the University of Bath and last year became the first Ghanaian judo player to compete at an Olympic Games, has already won bronze at the Pan American Open in Argentina and another bronze at the African Championships in Mozambique this year.

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