This last day of competition has definitely smiled on the German team. After the 100% German final in the -78kg category, it was Samira Bouizgarne (GER), without reference on the world circuit, who qualified for the final against Rochele Nunes (POR), second at home in Portugal at the start of the season.
Final, Samira Bouizgarne (GER) vs Rochele Nunes (POR)

It should be noted that to reach the final, Samira Bouizgarne defeated Tulika Maan. The latter, although disappointed with her defeat, can be proud to have carried the colours of India to the level of a semi-final in a grand prix.

Gold medallist, Rochele Nunes (POR)

The final started with a good pace, both judoka hoping to surprise their opponent. Half way to the end, Rochele Nunes was running in front after she had scored a waza-ari in ne-waza. After that the Portuguese athlete just had to keep control to win her first gold medal in a grand prix.

Gold medallist, Rochele Nunes (POR)

Adiyasuren Amarsaikhan (MGL) and Kinga Wolszczak (POL) met in the first match for a bronze medal, the medal going to Mongolia after Amarsaikhan pinned her opponent for ippon and a third medal in a grand prix.

Bronze medal contest, Adiyasuren Amarsaikhan (MGL) vs Kinga Wolszczak (POL)

Tulika Maan (IND) faced Daria Vladimirova in the last women's contest of the weekend. Immediately vigilant, Tulika Maan scored a first waza-ari with a counter-attack but Daria Vladimirova came back with a waza-ari of her own. Tulika Maan kept believing that It was possible and produced some really good o-soto-gari attacks, lacking just a tiny bit of kuzushi (movement to destabilise the opponent).

Bronze medal contest, Daria Vladimirova (AIN) vs Tulika Maan (IND)

The last action was Vladimirova's, who with a makikomi eventually won the match. We will have to follow the Indian athlete though. Today she defeated the highest ranked competitor by ippon, which indicates a very good performance.

Medals, cheques and flowers were presented by Mr Skander Hachicha, Sport Director of the International Judo Federation and President of the Judo Federation of Tunisia, and Mr Oyatullo Saidov, Representative of the “Holding Asia Group Tajikistan”

Final (+78 kg)

Bronze Medal Fights (+78 kg)

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