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Julia Tolofua lost in the final of the Judo Worlds (+78kg) this Saturday against the Japanese Akira Sone, reigning Olympic champion.
With a sensational career, Julia Tolofua climbed to the final of the World Judo Championship this Saturday in +78kg. Already improving his bronze medal acquired last year. Nevertheless, the French lost in the final against the Japanese Akira Sone. Less athletic, the Olympic champion and favorite of the tournament held her rank. To the experience. Leading the fight until overtime, resisting the strength of the great Julia, the duel lasted more than ten minutes before the fatal outcome.
Akira Sone was also able to control his size deficit, never letting the French grab him with both hands. A precaution combined with attacks not particularly frank but sufficiently judicious to convince the referee to sanction Julia Tolofua with three “shidos” (lack of combativeness). The disappointment was read when greeting his opponent before leaving the tatami. However, the tricolor judokate hangs a new reward on her list and stores 25 years of experience at the highest level.