Marie-Eve Gahié qualified in the final of the under 70 kg of the Euro, Margaux Pinot in the running for the bronze

After having dominated Margaux Pinot in the quarter-finals on penalties (hansoku-make), Marie-Eve Gahié took out the Dutch Hilde Jager (waza-ari-azawate-ippon) and will play for the gold medal on Saturday afternoon at the Championships of Europe of Sofia. The French will challenge another Batavian, holder of the continental title: Sanne Van Dijke. World champion in 2019, Marie-Eve Gahié is aiming for her first European title after winning bronze in 2017 and 2020.

Propelled in repechage after her defeat, Margaux Pinot remains in contention for a podium. The double European champion (2019 and 2020) will fight for bronze after her victory over Sweden’s Ida Eriksson (ippon). She will challenge Austrian Michaela Polleres.

Gahié’s third victory over Pinot

A handshake, a friendly pat. After having faced each other for 6’30 in the quarter-finals of the -70 kg of the Euro, this Saturday in Sofia, Marie-Eve Gahié and Margaux Pinot had greeted each other with respect and soberly, before returning to the gym. warming up to prepare for the rest of the event.

A shock without a coach on the chairs as is the tradition in such cases. What’s more, Ludovic Delacotte could not have split since he assists the two French women in the absence of Christophe Massina, forced to stay in France because positive for Covid.

Before this shock, Gahié led two victories to zero over her compatriot, the last on April 2 in the semi-finals of the Grand Slam of Antalya, which she won, Pinot taking 3rd place.

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