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Shirine Boukli crowned at the Military Worlds in -48 kg

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It’s a first world title. A gold medal obtained in -48 kg by the sailor Shirine Boukli, who signed a contract with the French Navy in January 2021. At 22 years old, the young woman is the only one of the four Frenchmen qualified for the first finals of the Military Worlds from this Saturday, organized in Brétigny-sur-Orge (Essonne). Julie Weill Dit Morey failed against Uzbek Diyora Keldiyorova (-52 kg), Jolan Florimont and Benjamin Axus were respectively defeated by Uzbek Dilshodbek Baratov (-60 kg) and Austrian Lukas Reiter (-73kg).

“I’m very happy, it’s a title that shouldn’t be overlooked. I knew there would be strong girls. A final against Dolgova, that’s what I wanted. “

Shirine Boukli, military world champion.

Boukli, she ended up dominating in the golden score a real client, the Russian Irina Dolgova, quadruple European medalist in -48 kg, crowned on the continent in 2018 … Like the Gardoise Boukli in 2020. “I’m very happy, it’s a title that shouldn’t be overlooked. I knew there would be strong girls. A final against Dolgova, that’s what I wanted, she said, realizing the value of success against a fighter with that pedigree. The last few times we got involved, she gave me problems. I had won once and then lost twice at the Masters and in Kazan. I felt like I didn’t have much of a solution. I work on this kind of profiles. It was the occasion. “

Despite the fatigue, Boukli therefore applied himself, especially on the hands, and found the solution. For her next outings, after bronze in the Paris tournament, she will compete in the French team championships before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 26-28).

Margaux Pinot in search of redemption

Still hurt by her defeat in the first round of the Tokyo Olympic Games in -70 kg, Margaux Pinot agrees to consider military Worlds as a nice opportunity to revive. “It’s a little early but it’s a duty, and I’m happy to resume competition with these Worlds”, says the one who paraded in her infantry soldier costume, worn since March 2020.

At 27, she will enter the competition on Sunday against a few identified opponents. In particular the first, the Uzbèke Gulnoza Matniyazova, who points to the 11th place in the world when the Frenchwoman slipped to the 10th after having been notably n ° 2. “It will be good to take benchmarks, without putting pressure on yourself, to find pleasure after a missed Games. “

“Coming back with this label of Olympic team champion, it softens the individual defeat. “

Margaux Pinot, who comes into the running this Sunday.

Pinot, like Shirine Boukli moreover, was swept away in her first round of the Tokyo Games. But she was then crowned Olympic team champion with the Blues.

“I am rather in the negative, uncompromising with myself. I had trouble digesting it but I try to get out the positive, the experience, the mental aspect, axes of technical work … Coming back with this label of Olympic team champion, it softens the individual defeat. Compared to Shirine for whom it was really hard (also eliminated in the first round but who did not play the team final because of her weight category), cis a beautiful title that balances the heart. “

After cutting two months, winning a world medal in the military on Sunday would be another way of looking to the future, in particular the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

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