Judokate Clarisse Agbégnénou, favorite in the under 63 kg category, took revenge on the Rio Olympics, this Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, by becoming Olympic champion. It thus brings to France its second Olympic title.
“Go get this gold medal”
Five times world champion, five times Europe, this is the ultimate reward she was waiting for. This revenge against the Slovenian Tina Trstenjak – who had beaten him in the final at the Rio 2016 Olympics – she went to get it.
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At the microphone of France television, she confides her joy: “I was on a mission to get this gold medal”. In her deep emotion, she also showed deep admiration for her opponent by carrying her in triumph on the tatami mat.
A 4th medal for French judo
Of the six medals obtained by the French delegation in Tokyo, this is the fourth won by judo. The gold of Clarisse Agbegnenou completes the bronze of Luka Mkheidze and the silver of Sarah-Léonie Cysique and Amandine Buchard. A team that supported her and of which she is particularly proud.
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Next big meeting on the tatami mats for France, the entry in the running of Teddy Riner in more than 100 kg, Friday July 30.