JUDO – Daria Bilodid : « I still don’t understand what’s happening to me »”

Judo : She is World champion at only 17 !!!

JUDO - Daria Bilodid: « I still don’t understand what’s happening to me »"

She did it ! She made history forever ! At 17 years old, the gifted Ukrainian girl became World champion today in Baku by betaing the Japanese title holder, Tonaki, by... Ippon !

Unbeaten since August 28th, 2017 and the round of 16 of the Budapest World championships, Daria Bilodid, already European champion at 16 in 2017, has achieved a magnificent course, taking the initiative in each of her fights.

In the quarter-finals, she took her revenge on Kazakhstan’s Galbadrakh, 3rd of the Rio Olympics and the 2017 World championships, the last athlete to have beaten her. In the semi-finals, she left no chance to the Olympic champion, Argentina’s Pareto, before concluding with a great style against Tonaki. She gives us her first impressions, a few minutes after her world title…


By Ludovic Mauchien in Baku