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FINAL FOUR 2024 - RELIVE ASNIÈRES' JOURNEY

On January 6, 2024, the Paris Dojo will host the Final Four of the 2e edition of the Judo Pro League. This year's final four will bring together Judo Nice Métropole and AM Asnières Judo 92, already present at this same stage of the competition last year, and teams from SGS Judo and ES Blanc-Mesnil Judo. Until January 6, find out how each of the 4 semi-finalists reached the last four, with AM Asnières Judo 92 today!

Joining Dojo Nantais and Dojo Béglais in Pool B, Asnièrois dominated the entire elimination phase. On the very first day, the team led by the NGayap Hambou brothers set the tone by beat Bègles at home without conceding a single defeat all evening (7-0). If the suspense wasn't exactly there in the first encounter, what could be said of the following one where Fabrice Ruimy's protégés won 7 of the first 8 bouts, including 4 by ippon for finally winning 8-1 against Dojo Nantais.

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After a head-and-shoulders victory in the first phase, Asnières continues to build on its momentum to qualify for the 4th round.e day after a 5-2 victory over Dojo Nantais achieved thanks in particular to 4 bouts won by female athletes. This victory also ensures that Stessie Bastareaud's team-mates take first place in Group B. The Hauts-de-Seine team now travel to Bordeaux for their return match against the Dojo Béglais, but the Asnièrois are keeping their unbeaten run alive. with another 5-2 victory against the Gironde outfit, with Matis Ringuin Courouvy and Abderhamane Diao scoring points in particular. This final victory also enabled Asnièrois to finish this elimination phase as the best Judo Pro League team statistically, scoring 357 points despite playing 2 matches fewer than the teams in Pool A!

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So it's only logical that Asnières should go into their quarter-final as favourites against Normandie Judo, 2e in Pool A. But the Normandie Judo team, who had put in two convincing performances against SGS Judo, went one better than Asnières, who were pushed to the limit! In a tight game, Normandie Judo led 2-1 thanks to Jason Okoye's victory in the -85kg category, but Lucie Jarrot enabled her team to equalize before 3 minutes. hiki wake to end the match. In the end, it was the only ippon of the evening, marked by Meriem Medjouri (-57kg), who ties the two teams (11 to 2 on total points) and Asnières to qualify, not without difficulty, for a 2e Back-to-back Final Fours at the Paris Dojo!

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