Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Margaux Pinot adds another Grand Prix U63kg
14 May 2016 13:25
Margaux Pinot of France won the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Almaty. The French won her second Grand Prix in a short period as she won the Grand Prix Samsun in April. This time she defeated Tsend-Ayush Tserennadmid of Mongolia in the final U63kg, a match with not too many highlights but just a penalty difference between the two.
Pinot won four battles and sent Juul Franssen (NED) for bronze which the Dutch woman grabbed against Stefanie Tremblay. Tsend-Ayush defeated the other French, Marielle Pruvost in her first match, and via Stefanie Tremblay and Mia Hermansson she reached the final. Mia Hermansson let the tears float after she won the bronze medal, which meant a certain trip to Rio, as a participant. She scored yuko and wazari against Maricet Espinosa.
Former European Junior champion and World Junior medallist Margaux Pinot has grown in her old category where she won so many medals. In the 70kg it didn’t work in an optimal form, but she found her way back U63kg and booked her second victory. The 22-year old maybe an Olympian in the future.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
Clarisse Agbegnenou won her fourth title to enter the record books as France’s first woman to win four world judo titles. Agbegnenou won an epic rematch of the 2018 final as her arch-rival and three-time world medallist Tashiro Miku (JPN) gave the defending champion one of the toughest fights of her illustrious career. In Tokyo the Budokan applauded laudly for the two women for the display of such balanced masterpiece. Read more
All eyes in the category for women U63kg are on Clarisse Agbegnenou. She is going for her fourth world title. French powerhouse Agbegnenou, 26, is a three-time world champion and Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist. She will start as the favourite and will write her name in the history books if she can retain her title and become the most successful female French judoka of all time at the Worlds. Read more
One thing is for sure the women’s U63kg weight class at the European Games will have the best field possible. A world level field with World Champion Clarisse Agbegnenou and Olympic Champion Tina Trstenjak lined up as always with their unstoppable hunger to fight each-other. At the Paris Grand Slam it led to a giant clash decided by the French world champion far in the extra time. Read more
Three-time world medallist Tashiro Miku of Japan claimed Japan’s first gold medal at the Baku Grand Slam 2019 as the Japanese number one extended her perfect winning record over Olympic champion Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia. Read more
The draw at the Grand Prix of The Hague delivered some fine first round matches. With two world champions in the field and 412 participants coming from 62 nations the second edition of the Grand Prix in Holland almost doubled its participants field compared to last year. 242 Men and 170 Women will battle for the medals and valuable points for the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more
Mikheili Bakhbakhashvili (GEO)