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Exciting road to Tokyo of Dominic Ressel
20 Feb 2019 16:30
Germany have a long and storied tradition of success in the U81kg weight category. From 2003 world champion Florian Wanner, to 2008 Olympic silver and 2012 Olympic champion Ole Bischof, to European medallist, World Team medallist and Grand Slam winner Sven Maresch and now 2017 world champion Alexander Wieczerzak and Paris Grand Slam gold medallist Dominic Ressel.
Both Wieczerzak and Ressel were touted as gold medal candidates but the former withdrew on Tuesday with no reason stated.
Ressel will be looking to better his bronze from 2018 and comes into the event on the back of the best result of his career. The stakes are at an all-time in Germany in the U81kg category and Paris Grand Slam winner Ressel can assume pole position in the race for the Olympics next year having blown the race for Tokyo 2020 wide open in France.
Ole Bischof was the only German fighter to win the U81kg category at home in Germany.
Watch the video below with the history of the top German fighters U81kg.
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