(Sportcom) – Judoka Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard will exit the Tel Aviv Grand Slam with the gold medal in the under 63 kg category.
Unlike Cuba’s Maylin Del Toro Carvajal, the Quebecer first managed a waza-ari, knocking her opponent down after 1 minute and 40 seconds of fighting. She then grabbed her arm to force them out and score an ippon.
Two weeks ago, Maylin Del Toro took Carvajal Beauchemin-Pinard a place on the third step of the podium at the Grand Slam in Paris.
The reigning vice world champion in this category now has six Grand Slam medals, including three gold.
On Friday she defeated the Serbian Anja Obradobic by ippon in overtime to start her career. Then she finished off the Kosovan Laura Fazliu and the Australian Katharina Haecker, both by Ippon in less than two minutes.
Francois Gauthier-Drapeau wins bronze
Vedat Albayrak, Sagi Muki, Francois Gauthier-Drapeau, and Timo Cavelius
Judoka François Gauthier-Drapeau finished the Tel Aviv Grand Slam on the third step of the podium in the under 81 kg category.
The Quebecer defeated the Portuguese Joao Fernando by ippon at the end of the day, two minutes after the start of the confrontation.
He won the fourth bronze medal of his career at Grand Slam. He had also achieved this result at the Grand Slam in Paris in early February.
Gauthier-Drapeau emerged victorious from his duels against Odysseas Georgakis, Bolor-Ochir Gereltuya and Timo Cavelius. He lost to Vedat Albayrak in the semifinals before beating Fernando.
Montrealer Arthur Margelidon, also serving in Israel, placed seventh in the under 73 kg category. He was stopped in the repechage by Brazilian Daniel Cargnin, eventual bronze medalist.