After Christa Deguchi won the bronze medal, the Canadian judokas won two more medals at the Grand Slam in Tbilisi, Georgia on Saturday. Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won the gold medal under 63 kg and Arthur Margelidon won the silver medal under 73 kg.
In the final, contrary to Chinese player Yang Junxia, Beauchemin-Pinard was as dominant as her other four duels, ending her game with the fifth Japanese national game.
“Today is contrary to what I usually do. The athletes of St. Hubert said that it was a short game and I quickly seized the opportunity to win the matchup. I often receive awards in the Grand Slam and Grand Prix. Taiwan, but the gold medal has been a long time! In fact, my last Grand Slam victory dates back to when I was fighting in the 57kg category.”
She said that the cancellation of the tournament originally scheduled for February means that Quebecers can spend more time on training, which makes a big difference.
“I worked harder on technology and spent some time in the gym. It really worked as a balance. Otherwise, I felt really good and there was no energy loss between the two fights. It’s all of this. Factors together explain this performance.”
A few minutes later, in the final, Arthur Margelidon, who weighed less than 73 kg, played well against Mongolia’s Tsogtbaatar Tsend-Ochir. Only 25 seconds before the end of the game. The Montreal racing driver was marked as waza-ari and then missed the gold medal winner of the last Grand Slam in Tashkent.
“It was my mistake when I found out that I was in a disadvantaged position and he was able to take advantage of it. Margelidon admitted that I have been dominant in the battle so far, which is a bit disappointing because I really want That gold medal. I have won the second or third place, but hey, I saw the positive today. Nevertheless, today is a great day, I am very sensitive to this attack, which can be repeated in the future Performance. I’m great, with some mistakes.”