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Great Britain’s Powell loses to Germany’s Matthias Krieger in judo event at 2012 Paralympics


Powell in white and Krieger get ready to start Image: Laura Hale.


LondonEngland — Great Britain’s Dan Powell was pinned by Germany’s Matthias Krieger in his preliminary round of sixteen match in the men’s 81kg judo event at London’s ExCeL North Arena today. As Powell entered the arena, the British fans greeted him with loud applause. During the match, the competitors moved off the mat several times. At one point, a judge jumped from his chair and moved it to avoid the pair.

A judge stands to avoid the pair. Image: Laura Hale.

The match had several delays as Powell first adjusted the tape on his feet. Later, the match was stopped again to address the tape on his feet. Krieger earned several points before securing his eventual victory for a score of 112-0. Going into the match, Powell’s best performance was a second place finish at the 2009 Junior World Games.

Krieger will advance to the quarter finals later today, while Powell’s Paralympics run is over.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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