The anticipated Rio 2016 Olympic final rematch came in the final contest on day one as Tina Trstenjak defeated Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA). In a fitting end to a fantastic day of judo, the world, European and Olympic champion from Slovenia, who is one of the most well-drilled judoka in the sport, shut out powerhouse Agbegnenou at every turn.
A feat which not a single other judoka would be expected to be capable of. Trstenjak held down the French flyer with a tate-shiho-gatame for 20 seconds and ippon as the accolades are coming thick and fast for Slovenia’s assuming champion.
In the first semi-final Trstenjak absorbed and then dispatched Margaux Pinot (FRA) by two waza-ari scores while in the second semi-final Agbegnenou (FRA) downed youngster Watanabe Kiyomi (PHI) by a waza-ari.
In the first bronze medal contest 20-year-old Kiyomi Watanabe beat 21-year-old Qingdao Grand Prix runner-up Lucy Renshall (GBR) by the maximum score as she won the Philippines’ first ever medal on the IJF World Judo Tour. The second bronze medal contest saw Tokyo Grand Slam bronze medallist Pinot rule over Tyumen Grand Slam winner Nouchi Aimi (JPN) as the latter received hansoku-make for her third shido.
Check the current head2head scores between Trstenjak and Agbegnenou. The power changed.