Cinq médailles pour le PSG Judo au Grand Chelem de Paris 2023

Paris Saint-Germain’s judokas involved in the Paris Grand Slam, which took place this weekend at the Accor Arena, have won five medals. Teddy Riner took home the gold medal in the + 100 kg category, whilst Marie-Ève Gahié picked up the silver medal in the -70 kg category. Amandine Buchard (-52 kg), Alpha Djalo (-81 kg) and Romane Dicko (+78 kg) each bagged the bronze medal in their respective categories.

11 Rouge et Bleu athletes took part in the 2023 Paris Grand Slam across Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February at the Accor Arena.

On Day 1, four Rouge et Bleu athletes entered the competition, with Amandine Buchard picking up the bronze medal in the -52 kg category.

In the other categories, Mélanie Vieu (-48 kg) was knocked out in the second round by Kazakhstan’s Abiba Abuzhakynova. Algerian judoka Dris Messaoud Redouane (-73 kg) fell to defeat against Mongolia’s Uranbayar Odjerel, whilst Marha Fawaz (-57 kg) bowed out in the second round of the competition after losing to Belgium’s Mina Libeer.

On Sunday, seven Rouge et Bleu athletes were in action, with Teddy Riner (+100 kg) picking up his seventh title in Paris, whilst Marie-Ève Gahié (-70 kg) took home the silver medal. Romane Dicko (+ 78 kg) and Alpha Djalo (-81 kg), meanwhile, each earned themselves a bronze medal.

In the other categories, Arnaud Aregba (-81 kg) was knocked out in the first round by Dutchman Frank de Wit, whilst Alexis Mathieu (-90 kg) fell to defeat at the hands of Turkey’s Mihael Zgank in the last 16. Eniel Caroly (-90 kg), meanwhile, was beaten in the first round by Hungary’s Peter Safrany.

“There were some great displays from Paris Saint-Germain’s athletes at this year’s Paris Grand Slam. We’re obviously proud to see Teddy win for the seventh time in front of the Paris crowd. I’m also very happy with the performance of Marie-Ève Gahié, who picked up an encouraging silver medal after a great run through the competition. Amandine Buchard, Alpha Djalo and Romane Dicko managed to find the energy required to get the bronze. They would probably have hoped for better, but these are performances that are positive for the rest of the season. I’m also sparing a thought for the other Rouge et Bleu athletes involved. There are those who were unable to take part due to injury but who’ll be here next year, and there are those who didn’t make it onto the podium but who’ll keep learning and improving through being at these major international competitions."
Djamel Bouras, President of Paris Saint-Germain Judo