9 Fév - 2019 | par Autre

Judo Canada - Paris Grand Slam

Christa Deguchi and Jessica Klimkait in a Historic Finale


Montreal, February 9, 2019 – For the first time in Canadian judo history, two Canadians were facing each other during the final at the Paris Grand Slam. In white, Christa Deguchi, 7th on the world ranking, was trying to win a second title in -57 kg in as many years at the prestigious event. In blue, Jessica Klimkait, ranked 5th, was trying to win her first one.

Having already won three times against Klimkait in the last year, Christa Deguchi was victorious once against in the historic finale. In a close bout, the bronze medallist of the last Worlds won by waza-ari in the last seconds of the fight.



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