Quebec judo athletes Arthur Margelidon and Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won the Grand Slam for the second time in a row and were on the podium.
After winning Japan’s three consecutive championships, the Parisian lost to Italian Fabio Basile in the semifinals. In the bronze medal final, he defeated Sweden’s Tommy Macias in overtime.
“After Georgia won the silver medal, my goal this time was to fight for the gold medal, but I panicked in the semifinals,” Magiridon explained. I was fouled quickly in the battle and pushed too hard. I found myself back and wanted to do a lot of things, but in the early stages of the battle, you can’t lose to a foul. I made a mistake. “
Despite the failure, Margareton was happy to be able to compete with Basil. He said: “This is the first time I have fought him.” He hid a little, he participated in a higher weight competition. During the training camp, he faced Antoine [Valois-Fortier], He weighs less than 81 kg, but he doesn’t want to face me. I am very happy to face him before the Olympics. Even though I have seen him fight before, the feeling of being able to get help is still very important. “
Margelidon (Margelidon) is very suitable to participate in the Olympic Games. “I have consolidated my position in the top eight and are in good physical condition, but I don’t take it for granted. I summed up a person who is ranked fifth in the world rankings. My goal is to be in my two positions. I won medals in every game and it’s now finished.”
Beauchemin-Pinard is Georgia’s gold medalist and won a bronze medal under 63 kg last Friday. She lost to the Englishman Lucy Lenshall in the semifinals, who won the gold medal in the final. In the battle for the bronze medal, she achieved her best result after nearly five minutes of overtime on Gili Sharir in Israel. The two surrendered their swords in the qualifiers last week, and the Quebecers quickly won.
She told Sportcom: “It’s been a long time since I last played so long.” Unexpectedly, I felt good after the fight, but I was still energetic. She knows what I want to do, and I think she is ready to take revenge. This is a game of patience, but I managed to increase the punishment for him. “
On Thursday, as the driving force behind the Grand Slam, we were accepted into the All-Canada Women’s Final under 57kg. Christa Deguchi and Jessica Klimkait were the best in the world in the same level of competition. Their duel was very close and ended in first place.
After the Grand Slam tournament ends on Saturday, the Canadian team will hold a one-week training camp in Turkey, and then head to Mexico. Mexico will hold the Pan American Championship within two weeks.