Name: Amandine Buchard
Weight category: -52kg
It comes as little surprise that Amandine BUCHARD is ranked as number one in the world once again – third year in a row in fact! – given her consistently exciting performances.
2020 has given us a quiet year in terms of competition but Buchard has been loud with her results, a silver in the Dusseldorf Grand Slam and then on her return from lockdown securing a convincing win in Budapest. The expectations are always high for the young Frenchwoman, having been a success story since a cadet with no sign of losing momentum.
Though the Olympic Games have been postponed, her spirits were high and France will be looking forward to sending her to Tokyo to live out those Olympic dreams and hit her full potential. Prior to the Osaka Grand Slam in 2019, there may have been doubts regarding her tough opponent, ABE Uta (JPN) but with that major win under her belt, there will be nothing to stop her.
Author: Thea Cowen