Saturday, February 24, 2024

French judokas won three tatami golds at the Paris Grand Slam

In a room at the AccorArena that applauded the local athletes to the point of delirium, Doha-2023 world runner-up Boukili was better than the Japanese Wakana Koga, with the third seat going to the Spanish Abelenda Martínez and the Italian Assunta Scutto.

For his part, at the age of 57, the 22-year-old Mokdar was surprised by his victory in the final against Canadian favorite Christa Deguchi, the current world champion in Doha 2023 and the universal monarch in Tokyo (2019).

The bronze medals in 57 kg went to Canadian Jessica Klimkait, third Olympian in Tokyo 2021 and world gold in Budapest 2021, and French Sarah-Léonie Cysique, silver under five rings in Lands in Japan, where he was a mixed team champion.

Among men, Mkheidze, who won Olympic bronze in Tokyo and European king last year in Montpellier, beat South Korean Ha-Rim Lee for gold in the 60s, with the lowest place on the podium in the category for the world champion in exercise Francisco Garrigós (Spain) and the Japanese Taiki Nakamura.

The crown at 52 was won by Kosovar star Distria Krasniqi, Tokyo 2021 Olympic champion at 48, winner of the British Chelsie Giles, and third at the Japanese summer event.

In this division of the Paris Grand Slam, where 621 judokas were registered, Ariane Toro Soler (Spain) and Kisumi Omori won the bronze, while the Italian Odette Giuffrida, third under five rings and in Doha-2023, returned early to their house.

The other title of the day was achieved by the Japanese Takeshi Takeoka with 66, after surpassing his compatriot Joshiro Maruyama, with the bronzes going to the Emirati Narmandakh Bayanmunkh and the Spanish David García.

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