Impressive, Amandine Buchard only needed 15 seconds to qualify for the final of the Tokyo Olympic Games in judo (-52 kg). With an ippon on the Swiss Fabienne Kocher.
Amandine Buchard will be on the podium! And maybe, we hope, on the highest step. The French qualified for the final of the Olympic Games in -52 kg, this Sunday at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. In the temple of judo, the 26-year-old judoka was expeditious during her career, especially in the semi-finals.
Against the Swiss Fabienne, Amandine Buchard only needed 15 seconds. With a super fast ippon! She had already dismissed the Georgian Tetiana Levytska-Shukvani in the round of 16 and the South Korean Da-Sol Park in the quarterfinals.
“She knows this is the game of her life”
In the final, Amandine Buchard will challenge the Japanese favorite Uta Abe. But she has the weapons to pocket the gold medal. “This is the biggest part that remains for her, explains Audrey Bonhomme, in charge of the high level at the Champigny-sur-Marne club, former coach of the Frenchwoman and who continues to follow her. She had been waiting for her final for a long time. . She’s ready. She knows this is the game of her life against Abe. “
“The Japanese is good too but not as usual, she continues. I think Amandine is going to do the right thing and go for the gold medal. She knows she will have opportunities. ‘she manages to grab them, especially when the Japanese will be a little stuck in cross-guard. “