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Canadian women capture 100 points in Wollongong
13 Nov 2015 09:05
Canadian women Ecaterina Guica and Stéfanie Tremblay booked a victory at the Oceania Open in Wollongong. The World Cup victory was worth the miles. Canada leads the medal table after day 1. Stefanie Tremblay defeated German Aussie Katharina Haecker U63kg. Tremblay won her third World Cup victory this season.
For Guica it was her second victory at the Oceania Open, in 2013 she won in Apia. This time she took the gold U52kg after defeating Swiss Evelyne Tschopp. Last week’s winner in Port Louis Zhanna Stankevich finished with bronze.
Switzerland was also successful, besides the silver for Tschopp, Emilie Amaron booked her second victory in a week. It’s going well with the Swiss ladies. Seven World Cup medals compared to two in 2014, four in 2013 and zero in 2012.
American Katelyn Bouyssou won her first senior World Cup in her career. The lightweight won the national senior title in 2009 at the age of 14 and competed at three different World Championships. In 2010 she won the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Since this year she is national champion again and made a successful comeback at senior level, now with new energy and skills. Still she is the youngest winner today in Australia.
An easy bridge to the oldest winner, Marco Maddaloni (30) who likes to travel and seeks the adventure. Each year he claims a victory, this time he invested in airmiles resulting in gold. Danny Williams was his opponent in the final U73kg.
Pavel Petrikov won the category U60kg. The Czech lightweight is now 29 years and didn’t taste the tweet of gold since 2009, despite national championships. In the final he defeated Sergio Pessoa who lost the final of the Asian Open in Taipei this year as well, but slowly he gets closer to the top30 of the World Rank.
British Nathon Burns won the category U66kg against Houd Zourdani (ALG) who claimed the only African medal so far in Wollongong.
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