Alizée Agier European champion -68 kg

Alizée Agier European champion -68 kg
Alizée Agier European champion -68 kg

The first gold medal for the French team in these European Championships goes to Alizée Agier (29 years old) who beat the Swiss Elena Quirici 6-2 in the -68 kg final, Saturday noon in Zadar (Croatia) .

2014 world and 2019 European champion, the Frenchwoman scored the first point in the first ten seconds, forcing the Swiss to advance, then two new points still in the first minute. Quirici, the outgoing champion, who was hoping to win a fifth continental title, came back with two points mid-fight. With just a few seconds left, Agier performed a ura-mawashi (leg technique) which earned him three new points.

Disconcerting regularity

“Since her world title at twenty years old, Alizée has had a disconcerting regularity, commented national technical director Yann Baillon. Facing Quirici, whom she has faced regularly for years, it was not tactical, but physical. »

This Saturday afternoon, Agier will fight again in an attempt to obtain team bronze against Greece. The Blues also won two bronze medals thanks to Mehdi Filali (+84 kg), 2023 world and European champion, 2-1 winner over Slovenian Stefan Joksimovic, and Nancy Garcia (+68 kg) who beat 3- 1 the Kosovar Fortesa Orana.

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