Montreal, June 10, 2018 – The Canadian athletes will leave the European Cup in Belgrade, in Serbia, with two medals around their necks. Alix Renaud-Roy (-70 kg) won the gold medal on Sunday, and Bradley Langlois (-73 kg) won the bronze on Saturday.
In the final for the top spot on the podium, Renaud-Roy won by ippon against Croatian Andela Violic. The judoka from La Pocatière had a perfect day leading to this. She had already won by ippon against Hungarian Renata Lorinc in the semi-final, and Ivana Jandric and Katarina Denic, both from Serbia, in the preliminary rounds.
“I’m very happy, especially after last week. It’s a great way to end this European tour. I felt good, and I tried to be patient during my bouts. I wanted to fight, and I think it made a difference.”
Mina Coulombe (-78 kg) placed fifth in her category. She lost by ippon against Slovene Urska Torkar in the bout for the bronze medal.
“I’m disappointed. I was managing the fight and the moment when she immobilized me well, but I think we should have had a break, because we had been off-limits for a long time. I came here to win international fights; I had little to no competitions in Europe since July 2017.”
Earlier, in repechage, the athlete from Baie-Comeau defeated Cameroonian Audrey Dilane Njepang Njapa by waza-ari, and Serbian Dijana Stankovic by ippon. She also won by ippon in the preliminary round against Czech Alice Matejckova, who went on to win the bronze medal.
Langlois Wins Bronze for the Men
On Saturday, Ontarian Bradley Langlois won the bronze medal in the -73 kg category. He was fighting against Serbian Ilija Buncic in the finale. He won his three bouts in repechage, against Israeli Ran Rosemarin, Hungarian Gabor Sarhegyi, and Slovene Luka Harpf. He also had 1 victory and 1 loss in the preliminary rounds.
Also in action, Warren Seib (-73 kg), from Saskatchewan, and Alex Marineau (-81 kg), from Montreal, didn’t get a ranking.
Written by Sportcom for Judo Canada
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