It still remained to know who her opponent would be. It was Rochele Nunes (POR), already a finalist a few weeks ago in Baku, who joined her. Visibly in good shape, the Portuguese judoka is gaining strength and seems increasingly difficult to beat.
We could expect an offensive from Nunes and that is excactly what happened. She rapidly scored a waza-ari and pinned Berlikash for ippon. The gold medal was for Nunes and Portugal.
During the first contest for a bronze medal, Larisa Ceric (BIH) and Elis Startseva (AIN) faced off, the experience against the youth. Today it was the youth that won with Elis Startseva applying a perfectly timed yoko-guruma for ippon.
Lea Fontaine (FRA), looking for valuable points in a category which in France is largely dominated by Romane Dicko, wanted to do well. She had to settle for a possible bronze medal only, but for this Erica Simonetti (ITA) still stood in the way. The difference in size between the two judoka didn't stop Simonetti from trying, she really did, but in the end Lea Fontaine applied a beautiful sumi-gaeshi that took Simonetti over and the French athlete concluded with an immobilisation for ippon. It was bronze for Fontaine.