It can also be noted that in this category, the only top-four seed to make it to the semi-final stage was Amina Belkadi, who, although eliminated in the semi-finals, still remained in the race for a medal, against Iva Oberan (CRO). The other favourites, such as Renata Zachova (CZE) and Florentina Ivanescu (ROU), had less happy fates, being eliminated during the preliminary phases.
With a first shido to her name, Katarina Kristo had to get more active if she didn't want to see the contest slip out of her hands but Sarai Padilla Guerrero was also penalised; one shido apiece and time for golden score. Within a few seconds, what she was not capable of doing during normal time, she did in extra time. After a missed koshi-guruma that definitely lacked control, Katarina Kristo countered with yoko-guruma for waza-ari and for the gold medal.
For Austria, who came with a reduced delegation after the Upper Austria Grand Prix, a medal was guaranteed as Magdalena Krssakova and Lubjana Piovesana qualified for a bronze medal contest together. Despite knowing each other perfectly, Magdalena Krssakova produced a superb koshi-guruma, transitioning into a harai-makikommi that left Lubjana Piovesana flat on her back.
Iva Oberan (CRO) and Amina Belkadi (ALG) battled for the second bronze medal at stake. It didn't take too much time for Iva Oberan to pin her opponent with sangaku-gatame for ippon. This is the third medal in a row in a grand prix for Iva Oberan and the second medal of this category for Croatia.
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