Six gold medals were awarded to France at the home Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) Grand Prix in Paris.
In the Jiu-Jitsu women’s under-48 kilograms, Laetitia Boes triumphed against Ukraine’s Oleksandra Rusetska in the final of a weight class in which Amélie Gilly took bronze at the Judo Institute on Avenue de la Porte de Châtillon
As well as Frederic Husson’s gold in Jiu-Jitsu in the men’s over-94kg, he defeated Germany’s Louis Theodoridis in the final, and he won four Jiu-Jitsu matches.
In the women’s over-70kg final, Sherley Dort defeated Germany’s Anja Guercke, Chloé Lalande triumphed over Annalena Bauer in the under-70kg final, and Estelle Gaspard defeated Ukraine’s Daria Honcharenko in the under-52kg final.
In the men’s under-62kg jiu-jitsu final, Khaled Al Shehhi beat Saudi Arabia’s Abdulmalik Al Murdhi, and Omar Al Suwaidi won the men’s under-56kg final against Theyab Alnuaimi.
The UAE’s Balqees Abdurlkarim won the women’s under-45kg jiu-jitsu event against her compatriot Aysha Abdulla Alshamsi, and Abdulla Alkubaisi won an all-UAE men’s under-94kg jiu-jitsu final against Hazaea Farhan.
It was Ginéiviève Bogers who defeated Belgium’s Lilian Weiken in the women’s under-57kg final, Marie-Flore Redegeld won the under-63kg title from German Lilian Weiken, Ecco van der Veer won the men’s under-69kg gold against his compatriot Jasper de Beer and Boy Vogelzang won the men’s under-77kg against France’s Percy Kunsa.
The Germans won gold in ju-jitsu through Daniel Zmeev at men’s under-85kg and gold in jiu-jitsu through Denise Krahn and Elsa Braun at women’s under-70kg and over-70kg.
From May 19 to 21, Pathum Thani in Thailand will host the next JJIF Grand Prix.