There will be little surprise that French superstar Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (FRA) will be leading the -63kg category in 2021, the strong and successful athlete on top form going in to her Olympic year.
The five-time European Champion and four-time World Champion is on a mission to take the title in the Tokyo Olympic Games next year following her narrow miss in Rio where she took the silver. Now that the four year wait has become five, it is understandable how difficult it must be and in the current pandemic even more so.
However Clarisse acknowledged that the corona virus could affect the competition format so took the opportunity with both hands in Prague to test her abilities after such a lengthy break from tournaments in the new circumstances.
Will the inspirational Frenchwoman make the five year wait worth it and take her gold in Tokyo? We can only wait in anticipation!
Author: Thea Cowen