She did it ! Clarisse Agbegnenou, expected at the turn less than a year of the 2020 Olympics, won her 4th world title in Tokyo Wednesday (-63 kg), at the world judo championships. La Rennaise beat Miku Tashiro after an anthology final.
Untouchable, impressive, exceptional! Clarisse Agbegnenou was crowned world champion (-63 kg) for the fourth time in her career on Wednesday in Tokyo, after defeating Miku Tashiro in the World Judo Championship final. A good sign for Rennaise, less than a year from the 2020 Olympic Games.
At 26, Agbegnenou becomes the first French judoka quadruple world champion, ahead of Lucie Décosse, Gévrise Emane and Brigitte Deydier, crowned three times. And the 2016 Olympic vice champion and four-time European champion, N.1 in the category and undefeated for twenty months, is ideally launched towards the 2020 Olympics in the Japanese capital next summer.
Clarisse AGBEGNENOU marks a little bit more the history of French Judo by becoming the 1st Frenchwoman to be titled 4 times JUDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP # JudoWorlds #spritbleu pic.twitter.com/IQhrtG5Q39
On the fourth day of competition in the illustrious Nippon Budokan, Agbegnenou on the way offers the French team its first medal of the week Tokyo.
At the start of the day, the French judoka had rallied to the semi-finals: she had sent two of her first fights in less than fifteen seconds (against Schlesinger and Liao), and the third in just over a minute (against Awiti Alcaraz).
The final against Tashiro, N.3 world and already vice-champion of the outgoing world, was on the other hand an exhausting and unbreathable duel: penalized twice, against one for his Japanese opponent, Agbegnenou ended up to make fall his opponent after more seven minutes in the golden score, the extension after the four minutes of fighting, to win by waza-ari. What immediately tore him - like Tashiro - tears.
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