In 48 seconds, Marie-Eve Gahié managed to place several blazing attacks before finding the solution on the ground, as in all her fights on Thursday. It went very fast and the Portuguese Barbara Timo could not do anything when Gahié returned and immobilized with an arm key.
The French has thus offered her first world title, after the money last year. In Baku, Gahié lost a bit to Japanese Chizuru Arai. Only fifth at the European Championships in Minsk won by her compatriot Margaux Pinot, in June, the 22-year-old judoka has found her best level to reach the highest market in the world. A good augury victory at one year of the 2020 Olympics. A few minutes earlier, Pinot, beaten in half, won the bronze, thus remaining in the race for the Olympic ticket. British Sally Conway won the second bronze medal.
Four medals for France
"I do not know what to say, thank you lord, I'm too happy, I do not believe it, Gahie reacted to the microphone of the chain L'Equipe. I thought back to last year, but it was not the same final, not the same girl. Last year, I was crying, now I'm laughing. I thought about it again, I wanted to laugh. It was not a revenge but I had to do it and I thought I could do it."