Injured in the knee on Saturday in the Champions League, Clarisse Agbegnenou said she did not need surgery but should take a six-week break.
Relief for Clarisse Agbegnenou! The 2021 Olympic champion judoka -63kg will not need to go through the operation box. On Saturday, in Gori, Georgia, the 30-year-old judoka returned to competition just over five months after the birth of her daughter Athena, but she injured her right knee. Fortunately, the news is reassuring, as she announced on her social networks overnight from Monday to Tuesday: ” I come to the news!! More fear than harm. I’m going to need a little six week healing time. No operation!!! I’m happy. Thanks again for your messages. “During this Champions League, Clarisse Agbegnenou fought in -70kg, because she had not wanted to inflict a drastic diet on her return, and after beating Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown, the member of the Champigny club- sur-Marne lost to her compatriot Margaux Pinot, a member of the Orleans club, in the final, giving up 58 seconds from the end of the fight due to this knee pain.
More fear than harm for Agbegnenou
In The team, the Champigny club president had not hidden his concern: “Clarisse was well, had good feelings. On the action, they both fall, they can do it again a thousand times, nothing happens. It’s a halt. She felt that it cracked a little. She froze. We have to wait for the exams” But in the end, more fear than harm. This result still satisfied the five-time world champion, who gave other news Tuesday noon on Instagram : ” By the way ! I didn’t even do a post-competition debrief with all my troubles. But just to tell you that it was cool to come back to competition after all this time and a pregnancy!! I felt great!! I will come back even stronger next year. See you in 2023, where the main meeting of the season will be the Doha Worlds in May. Before of course, the big deadline of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where little Athena will be able to see her mother defend her title.