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French heavyweight Romane Dicko is back
20 Nov 2019 16:05
French heavyweight prospect Romane Dicko, 20, returns to IJF action this weekend for the first time since March 2018. The 2018 European champion, who is a physics and chemistry student at Paris’ Sorbonne University, has fully recovered from shoulder surgery and has been ready to return to the circuit for a number of months.
World number 43 Dicko has been held back until the time is right for her to make her comeback and has plenty of time to get back to her top form and to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
The one-time Grand Prix winner will be competing in Japan for the first time and France’s latest heavyweight project will be given a lot of support and encouragement from the French delegation in Osaka on Sunday.
Dicko could face off with some of the world’s top heavyweights with Cuban legend Idalys Ortiz, former world champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) and current world champion Sone Akira (JPN) and two-time world silver medallist Maria Suelen Altheman (BRA) all featuring this weekend.
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