Anti Egutidze won one of the bronze medals in the at least 90 kg category, without the Grand Slam of Judo de Paris. It was a second medal of portugal in this tournament.
The 25-year-old Portuguese native of Georgia lost in the semi-finals to the judoka who would later become champion, the Japanese Kenta Nagasawa, but later defeated another Japanese, Sanshiro Murao, and secured a place on the podium.
The second and last day of this event in the “city of light”, one of the most emblematic of the world judo calendar, was also in action with the centers of Portugal Rochele Nunes. The 32-year-old judoka, born in Brazil, also reached the semi finals in +78KG, a maximum female category.
Rochele lost access to the final against the French Lea Fontaine and then was also not happy in the fight for the bronze against the also French Coralie Hayme. Rochele Nunes finished fifth.
Portugal took nine judokas to the Grand Slam in Paris. The national entourage returns home with a gold medal, wins on saturday for Barbara Timo in -63Kg, and one of bronze, that of Anri Egutidze, this Sunday, in -90Kg.
On this second day, Japan was once again in the spotlight, with 3 golds, one silver and two bronzes, but Russia also had a good day in Paris, with three golds and one silver.