Updated: Nov 28, 2022
November 9 2022
On the final day of the IBSA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, two-time Paralympian Daniel Powell produced the performance of his life to take a silver medal in the J1 -90kg category.
Powell, who was competing at his second World Championships, had an opening-round bye before defeating Antonio-Tenorio Da-Silva (BRA) in the second round. Powell forced his opponent to tap out following some great work in newaza.
Powell followed this up with some more fine work on the ground to defeat Andre Watson (USA) in the Quarter-Final to book his place in the Semi-Finals.
Powell registered a waza-ari early against Valerio Teodori (ITA) before a throw for ippon score secured his place in the Final to face former Paralympic Champion, Cyril Jonard (FRA).
Jonard registered a waza-ari score in the opening exchange to take the early advantage. Powell later went to ground in an attempt to pin his opponent in an osaekomi hold down but was countered by Jonard who pinned him for a second waza-ari score.
The result saw Dan win silver to record the greatest result in his judo career.
Dan’s 2nd round to semi-final fights can be found here:
(His fights are around 1:57:00, 2:49:00 and 3:58:00)
And you can watch his final here: