Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
Helene Receveaux makes flying start to Olympic cycle
28 Oct 2016 18:35
French Helene Receveaux convincingly defeated Madrid European Open bronze medallist Theresa Stoll of Germany to win U57kg gold and made a flying start to the new Olympic cycle and her quest for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Receveaux, World Judo Masters silver medallist, who was left at home by France in favour of Automne Pavia for the Olympics, moved on from that disappointment in the best possible way by seeing off Grand Slam newcomer Stoll, 20, after 51 seconds with shime-waza for gold in the U.A.E on World Judo Day.
In the first semi-final Receveaux dominated the grips and contest against teammate Lola Benarroche (FRA) despite winning purely by two shidos. In the second semi-final STOLL threw colleague Johanna Mueller (GER) for a waza-ari with a fast ashi-waza attack before following up in osaekomi for 15 seconds a place in the gold medal contest.
The first bronze medal was won by Mueller, her first at this level, as she defeated Luxembourg’s first Grand Prix medallist Manon Durbach in 34 seconds. Germany’s Mueller, who travelled to Rio 2016 as a spectator with teammate Barbara Bandel, submitted Durbach in quick fashion and was all smiles as she returned to her feet to be officially awarded the contest.
The second bronze medal was won by Zagreb Grand Prix winner Benarroche who saw off Tyumen Grand Slam bronze medallist Jovana Rogic (SRB) with a waza-ari after 36 seconds of golden score.
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
German judoka Johanna Mueller is out of competition for a year. The 27-year old bronze medallist of the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi tore her outer meniscus and will need an operation, which is at the same time a good occassion to fix her cruciate ligament. Read more
At the first day of the European Cup in Dubrovnik Germany won two gold medals. The other five gold medals were divided among five nations including host Croatia. 17-year old Tihea Topolovec captured a gold medal in the category U52kg against Nieke Nordmeyer (GER). It was her second victory in a row as 17-year old Croatian also took the victory in Sarajevo two weeks ago. Read more
With Sunday’s four new German national champions, the total for this weekend is nine new gold medals, which is the consequence of the 18 top athletes who participate this weekend at the early and first Grand Prix in Havana. The German Championships in Hamburg delivered some catchy finals though. Read more
Last year Judo-Sportverein Speyer of Germany was the revelation of the women’s European Club Championships. By winning the title in Hoofddorp (NED) the German team qualified for the Golden League in Vienna this Saturday. That triggers expectations but the truth is different. Read more
Samsun Grand Prix bronze medallist Nekoda DAVIS (GBR) took her career to new heights in Zagreb as she defeated Olympic bronze medallist Marti MALLOY (USA) who was fresh from winning the Pan American Championships a week ago. SMYTHE DAVIS won her first IJF Grand Prix gold medal and with it her first win against the world-renowned MALLOY who had triumphed in their two previous meetings. Read more
Santa Pakenyte (LTU)