3 Fév - 2019 | par Autre

Judo Canada - European Open and International Belgian Adidas Judo Open

Jacob Valois Wins Bronze in Belgium


Montreal, February 3, 2019 – Quebecois Jacob Valois stood out on Sunday during the last day of the International Belgian Adidas Judo Open in Visé. He stood on the third step of the podium in the -66 kg category.

The athlete from Boucherville earned his medal after defeating Moroccan Imad Bassou. “It was long and tiring. I’m pretty happy with the result, but I was hoping for another medal, and I wanted to see what I could do in the gold-medal fight. I’m still proud of my fights, especially the last one. Bassou was a strong opponent.” 

Earlier, Valois won his three fights in repechage. He started the preliminary rounds with two victories before losing against Belgian Senne Wyns, the silver medallist.

“I made a mistake during my fight against Wyns. I think I could have won. I was tired, because I had a very hard bout against a German (Christoph Siegel) right before. His grip was bothering me, and I had to work very hard to take the upper hand. The victory happened during the last seconds,” he explained.


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