Eighteen-year-old Judo sensation Daria Bilodid may look like she should be strutting on the catwalk, but the stunning youngster is more at home flipping opponents on the tatami, ruthlessly seeing off home favorite Funa Tonaki in the women’s 48kg final at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Sunday.
The dainty Kiev native’s killer moves saw her capture her second world title at the 2019 World Judo Championships.
She became the first in the history books as the first judoka to win two consecutive world titles in an individual event before turning 19.
“Many people think I fight like an anaconda,”she said, the Olympic channel reported. “But I just want to be angry and aggressive and I don’t want to fight like any animal, only like Daria Bilodid!
“I’m very angry and I have a very good concentration when I fight. Maybe in life I’m more shy, but in judo and in competition I think I need to be aggressive and keep my mind in good form.”
Bilodid defended the title she won last year in Baku, Azerbaijan, setting another record by becoming the youngest ever judoka to win the title at 17.
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