Fifth place for the Canadian Gauthier-Drapeau at the Judo Grand Slam in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Canadian judoka Francois Gauthier-Drapeau settled for a fifth-place finish in a Grand Slam event on Saturday after crashing in the bronze-medal final.

Gauthier-Drapeau of Alma, Que., lost by waza-ari to Nugzari Tatalashvili of the United Arab Emirates.

“It broke my heart a bit,” said Gauthier-Drapeau. I fought well, but I couldn’t win. It’s disappointing. »

Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard of Montreal was seventh in the women’s under 63 kilogram category. She had one win and two losses on the day.

On Friday, world champion Jessica Klimkait of Whitby, Ont., won bronze in the women’s under 57 kilogram category.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 9, 2022.

The Canadian Press


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