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Tokyo Olympics: Clarisse Agbégnénou's golden day in 10 photos

2021-07-27T14:25:32.643Z

IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES. She had been waiting for this moment for five years. French judokate Clarisse Agbégnénou conquered the Olympic title in -63 kg on Tuesday



1. The French Clarisse Agbégnénou (in white), exhausted and incredulous, at the end of her fight for the gold medal in women's judo of -63 kg against the Slovenian Tina Trstenjak.

Antonin THUILLIER / AFP ANTONIN THUILLIER

2. In tears almost immediately at the end of the fight, she fell into her opponent's arms, for a respectful hug between the two champions.

REUTERS / Annegret Hilse ANNEGRET HILSE

3. “It is the realization of all these years of work, pain, sorrows, smiles, joy, love, hate… It is the journey of a lifetime.

It is beautiful, frankly, “dropped the gold medalist.

Reuters / Sergio Perez SERGIO PEREZ

4. “To make a final like a rematch of five years ago, I could not have imagined better,” launches the champion, five years after leaving the Rio Olympics with the silver medal.

Reuters / Annegret Hilse ANNEGRET HILSE

5. Those close to Clarisse Agbégnénou rejoice after her victory.

LP / Delphine Goldsztejn LP / Delphine Goldsztejn

6. From left to right on the sofa: Joris, his brother, Victor, his father and Ahcène Goudjil, his former trainer.

LP / Delphine Goldsztejn LP / Delphine Goldsztejn

7. Clarisse weeps with joy in the arms of her coach, Larbi Benboudaoud.

REUTERS / Sergio Perez SERGIO PEREZ

8. With this title, Agbégnénou completes an exceptional record, which also includes five titles of world champion and as many European champion.

REUTERS / Sergio Perez SERGIO PEREZ

9. “In Japan, in our category, it's nice to have the first French anthem,” says Clarisse, here on the podium, listening to the Marseillaise.

Jack GUEZ / AFP JACK GUEZ

10. "She's such an incredible athlete," declared Clarisse Agbégnénou fair play about Slovenian Tina Trstenjak (left) who had deprived her of gold five years earlier.

Franck FIFE / AFP FRANCK FIFE

Source: leparis

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