Judo: Frenchwoman Shirine Boukli European champion

The French Shirine Boukli became European champion in judo in the under 48 kg, this Thursday in Prague.

It only took forty seconds for the member of “Flam 91” to strangle Serbian Andrea Stojadinov. Aged 21, Boukli took part in her first senior European Championships. Her trainer Larbi Benboudaoud says of the new queen of the continent says of her that she arrived at the highest level “like a rocket”. And it’s not over: a few months before the Games, the Frenchwoman is in orbit. “I don’t really realize yet. The final went pretty quickly, so I was super happy, super moved, but I’m still on my cloud, I don’t realize that I’m European champion, it’s crazy. I think I will realize in the days to come. Yesterday evening (Wednesday), I thought about it a bit, I realized that I was at the European Championships anyway, these are my first and it’s serious! But this morning, I was really looking forward to my first fight, because it’s the one that stresses me the most. Once it was over, I was more relaxed, the day was on. I got involved, I never gave up, I believed in myself, and I was opportunist »loose the new European champion

In the same category, her compatriot Mélanie Clément had to be content with 5th place, beaten in the semifinals by Stojadinov, then by the world n ° 1, Kosovare Distria Krasniqi, that Shirine Boukli had dropped (on a movement o- soto-gari) in the quarter-finals.

Two other French people will try to get a bronze medal during this first day of competition on the Czech tatami mats: Sarah-Léonie Cysique in -57 kg, and Kilian Le Blouch in -66 kg.

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