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WHO WILL VALIDATE THE FIRST TWO TICKETS TO THE FINAL FOUR?

After a suspenseful group phase lasting right up to the final day, the final table kicks off next Tuesday evening in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois. Watch out...things are about to get serious!

After a little over a month's break, the Judo Pro League resumes next week with the quarter-finals of this 2023/2024 edition. To begin with, two matches in the Paris region will determine the first qualifiers for the Final Four, on January 6, at the Paris Dojo.

Sainte-Geneviève Sports / Dojo Nantais

France Judo/P.Rabouin

The first quarter-final of this year's Judo Pro League kicks off on Tuesday, November 28.
With five wins and one defeat - there were four structures in Pool A - the Rouge et Blanc club, which has team DNA in its blood, closes the elimination phase as undisputed leader. With a strong line-up in every category (almost thirty-five different judokas took part in the first six matches), Sainte-Geneviève will also be playing at home, in front of a capacity crowd.

France Judo/T.Albisetti

Facing the Génovéfains will be Arnaud Gendre's team from Nantes, whose ranks include the new French champion in the -66kg class, Kevin Azema. Runners-up in Pool B, the Dojo Nantais will certainly not be starting out as favourites, but they do have a number of high-profile individuals, such as their Cameroonian +78kg team-mate Hortense Vanessa Mballa Atangana, who will be keen to derail the Essonne steamroller.

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Arts Martiaux Asnières 92 / Normandie Judo

France Judo/T.Albisetti

Held on November 29 at the Teddy Riner Arena in Asnières, this duel pits two teams with experience of the 2022 edition against each other. The club from Hauts-de-Seine, semi-finalists just under a year ago, simply crushed Pool B with their authority: four wins in as many matches, fourteen points in the overall standings, the second best result behind Sainte-Geneviève Sports... but with two fewer matches! The team led by Fabrice Ruimy, Guillaume Etchegaray and Rayane Hamdaoui even scored the most points (waza-ari or ippon) in the elimination phase, with a total of 357! These statistics highlight the quality and homogeneity of the Asniérois squad.

France Judo/P.Rabouin

Opposing them was Normandie Judo, second in Pool A with thirteen points scored. The backbone of this team is made up of fighters trained in the region, some of whom play for the Eure Judo top-level structure. Two of them have just won medals at the French championships: Romaric Bouda in -66kg and Perrine Saint-Etienne in -63kg.

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