After an impressive harvest of gold medals by the Japanese team, Aleksandra Babintseva (RUS) won the title against Rika Takayama (JPN).
This doesn’t diminish at all the performance of the Nippon team, but it highlights that of Babintseva who had a perfect day at the Grand Slam in Paris
“It was a tactical contest. The key was the kumi-kata but I was well prepared for that. To win in Paris against a Japanese opponent, with a massive ippon, is so far the best achievement of my career”, Babinsteva said after her Paris glory.
For the bronze medal, Luise Malzahn of Germany won her twelfth medal at a grand slam, to which should be added 22 medals at grand prix and one world medal.
That’s an impressive collection. The second bronze medal went to Inbar Lanir of Israel.