Olympic debuting female judoka ABE Uta brings home gold for Japan. After defeating Amandine Buchard of France in the women’s 52-kilogram division at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Nippon Budokan, ABE Uta of Japan broke down in tears of elation.
As she celebrated her victory over Amandine Buchard of France in the women’s 52 kilogramme final at Tokyo 2020 on July 25, two-time global judo champion ABE Uta broke down in tears.
R. Pupp Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The 21-year-old faced up against Buchard, the European champion, in her Olympic debut match in the Nippon Budokan.
Since neither judoka had established a clear advantage before Abe scored an ippon, the match went to a golden score, which the Japanese judoka won. After a long fight, the two adversaries hugged one other in relief.
It truly hasn’t sunk me yet, but the feeling of having won a gold medal is starting to swell inside of me,” Abe added tearfully later. Although it may not have been the right time, I just couldn’t help myself.
“It was an explosion of feeling; of happiness. This journey seemed long at times, and short at others. I would not be where I am now without the help of a lot of individuals. Gratitude is what I feel right now.
The emotion of having won a gold medal is building up inside of me, but it hasn’t quite hit me yet.
It may not have been the right time, but I just couldn’t help myself. Feelings of happiness and excitement burst forth with overwhelming force.
With TAKATO Naohisa’s victory in the men’s 60 kilogramme division and TONAKI Funa’s silver in the women’s 48 kilogramme division, Japan now has three judo medals, including two golds.
On the second day of competition, 25-year-old Hungarian judoka R. Pupp shocked the judo world by defeating Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo in the first round.
Italian silver medalist Odette Giuffrida, 26, defeated R. Pupp in one of the bronze medal matches. Britain’s 24-year-old Chelsie Giles beat out Switzerland’s 28-year-old Fabienne Kocher for the second bronze medal.
Something About The R. R. Pupp:
Geographical Region: Hungary | Day of Birth: July 4, 1996 (26 years).
When the Grand Prix was held in Antalya, Turkey, in 2022, Hungarian judoka R. Pupp won gold. Both in Antalya and The Hague in 2018, she won bronze medals.
In 2021, R. Pupp won bronze at the Grand Slam tournament held in Tbilisi. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, she placed fifth overall. In 2013, R. Pupp won the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Utrecht, and in 2015, he won the European Junior Championship and bronze.
R. Pupp took the bronze at the U23 European Championships. She competed in the 2021 European Championships in Lisbon and brought home the bronze. At the Grand Slam tournaments in Baku (2021) and Budapest (2022), she won gold medals, and in Tel Aviv (2022), she won bronze. Akos Braun, the 2005 World Champion, coached the team.