Six national medals for Paris Saint-Germain Judo
Paris Saint-Germain Judo took six medals at the 2022 French championships in Toulon. Faiza Mokdar (-57kg) claimed her second senior French title after winning the -52kg category in 2018.
Nineteen Rouge et Bleu athletes took part in the championships. After the first individual bouts on Saturday, five Paris Saint-Germain judoka managed to reach the podium, enabling the club to lead the medal table.
Faiza Mokdar (-57kg) took the national title in an all-Parisian final with Martha Fawaz. Four Parisians took silver medals: Mélanie Vieu (-48kg), Martha Fawaz (-57kg), Manoah Dumont (-66kg) and Luca Otmane (-73kg).
Anthony Duporge (-60kg) and Benjamin Gomes (-66kg) finished fifth, while Arnaud Aregba (-81kg), the freshly crowned U23 European champion, placed seventh.
During Sunday’s bouts, Eniel Caroly (-90kg) finished runner-up.
Other Rouge-et-Bleu competitors, Lili Nguyen (-63kg), Juliette Diollot (-70kg), Thibault Demarinis (-60 kg), Driss Masson Jbilou (-66 kg), Alexis Renard (-66 kg), Jason Okoye (-81kg) and Rémi Benitah (+100kg) did not finish among the leading places.
Lyse Versmisse (-78kg), who sat out last week’s U23 European championships, missed out due to injury.
Led by three coaches, Nicolas Mossion, Julien Boussuge and Florent Urani, Paris Saint-Germain Judo finished third in the medal table with six podium finishes.
“Overall, it’s a mixed conclusion to these championships,” said Djamel Bouras, Paris Saint-Germain Judo President. “Our results could have been better, and we could have challenged for more titles this weekend. There are some big competitions coming up, notably the Champions League in November. That will be a big one for Paris Saint-Germain Judo. We’re now fully focused on that objective of claiming a third European title in two years.”
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