Montreal, October 23, 2020 – Jessica Klimkait didn’t waste any time climbing back onto the international podium on Friday. At the Budapest Grand Slam, the 23-year-old from Whitby defeated her four opponents by ippon to claim the gold medal in the Under-57 kg category.
“I felt really good recently with the training I was doing, but it was hard for me to tell if that would be applicable to the international stage,” she said. “There was no place that I could prove it to myself, so once they announced the tournament, I felt really excited. It’s nice to see that it wasn’t just in my head. I’m really happy with how I fought.”