From the start of the Games, Clarisse Agbégnénou carried the colors of France high.
This Tuesday, the judokate carried the tricolor to the top by winning her first Olympic title.
This is the second gold charm for the French delegation, the 6th all metals combined.
A long awaited coronation!
It was the last title that was missing from his record.
In the final, facing her opponent Tina Trstenjak, Agbégnénou was jostled the Slovenian reigning Olympic champion.
Trstenjak repeated attacks, often unnecessary, which earned him the first two penalties.
In the golden score, a waza-ari allowed Agbégnénou to win and cry instantly.
"THE" great revenge of 2016
The five-time world champion has been mulling over her defeat for 5 years.
She had lost against the same opponent in the final in Rio in 2016. Today, the queen of world judo was, finally, consecrated to the Games.
The Frenchwoman becomes the 13th gold medal in judo for France at the Olympic Games (Men and Women combined).
Among women, she joins Cécile Nowak, Cathy Fleury, Marie-Claire Restoux, Séverine Vandenhende, Lucie Décosse and Emilie Andéol as Olympic champion.
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