He kept his promise since at the last day of the Montréal Grand Prix the 21-year judoka brilliantly worked his way through the preliminaries all the way to the finals against Egyptian Ramadan Darwish.
“Obviously, I wanted to win the gold medal and of course I’m a bit disappointed getting silver. Don’t get me wrong I’m happy standing on the podium, but I wanted to score with a nice ippon for the spectators, which I succeeded in the semi-finals. It was great scoring that way in front of a home crowd. A fantastic feeling!,” the athlete commented.