Saturday, July 22, 2017

-63kg Analysis

Full Analysis

+100kg Men: Riner (FRA)
+78kg Women: Asahina (JPN)
-100kg Men: Haga (JPN)
-78kg Women: Tcheumeo (FRA)
-90kg Men: Toth (HUN)
-70kg Women: Arai (JPN)
-81kg Men: Khalmurzaev (RUS)
-63kg Women: Trstenjak (SLO)
-73kg Men: Soichi Hashimoto (JPN)
-57kg Women: Tsukasa Yoshida (JPN)
-66kg Men: Hifumi Abe (JPN)
-52kg Women: Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)
-60kg Men: Naohisa Takato (JPN)
-48kg Women: Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL)

Tina Trstenjak is the odds-on favorite. She has won the last four times she fought her rival Clarisse Agbegnenou of France.
There are two very obvious top contenders here: Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia and Clarisse Agbegnenou of France. Of the two, Trstenjak has the slight edge. She is the defending Olympic, World and European champion and she has won the last four encounters with Agbegnenou.

Israel's Yarden Gerbi is not competing. She hasn't competed since Rio 2016 and might be retired.

Kathrin Unterwurzacher of Austria is a steady campaigner who has been busy competing since the 2016 Rio Olympics. Notably, she won gold in the 2016 Tokyo Grand Slam. The last time she fought Trstenjak, in 2016, she lost. But who knows what could happen in Budapest.

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