With the Olympic Video games simply across the nook, a number of huge names battled it out on the The AccorHotels Enviornment on the opening day of the Paris Grand Slam
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The AccorHotels Enviornment is the stage for an epic showdown. With the Olympic Video games simply months away, the stakes are excessive. On its monumental fiftieth version, who will rise to the event on the Paris Grand Slam…
A various show of kata, artwork and dance have been on show for the followers within the enviornment earlier than the judoka got here out for the finals!
Taking the gold medal at -60kg was Luka MKHEIDZE – a unbelievable dwelling win for the Frenchman! MKHEIDZE received on account of penalties. He delighted the French crowd along with his efficiency.
Readily available to award the medals at -60kg was Companion of the IJF and OTP Financial institution President Sandor CSANYI.
“I’m very completely happy as a result of I had by no means received the Paris match.” stated Luka MKHEIDZE, “This yr is a giant occasion as a result of it’s the fiftieth version of the Paris Grand Slam and I’m completely happy to mark the event”.
At -48kg France’s Shirine BOUKLI took her first Paris Grand Slam gold medal – she defeated Japan’s Koga Wakana within the remaining with a maintain down. A joyous win in her dwelling nation, together with her followers cheering her on.
The -48kg medals have been awarded by Former President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović.
“It’s particular as a result of you’ve extra vitality with the general public,” stated Shirine Boukli. When it is a powerful struggle like that you simply want somewhat bit extra to push you, and sure it is what I wanted at present to win like that”.
At -52kg Distria KRASNIQI, -48kg Olympic Champion, had a tricky struggle from the Brit Chelsie GILES. The Kosovan secured a waza-ari to assert her third Paris gold medal.
IJF Vice President Laszlo TOTH awarded the medals.
At -66kg newcomer Takeshi TAKEOKA bested veteran Joshiro MARUYAMA in Golden Rating with a waza-ari. A formidable win.
IJF Common Treasurer Naser AL TAMIMI awarded the medals.
In -57kg Faiza MOKDAR earned her first World Judo Tour Gold medal on dwelling turf! She threw Double World Champion Christa DEGUCHI for ippon within the first minute, to the enjoyment of the followers!
IJF Secretary Common Lisa ALLAN awarded the medals.
Beautiful ippons wowed the gang from native French athletes all through the day!
The Paris Grand Slam is a convention, a spectacle – be part of us tomorrow for extra epic judo.