Category: Judo: Mélanie Clément wants to have fun at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
Mélanie Legoux-Clément leaves seed N ° 2 in Abu Dhabi, this Friday. (Photo: NC)
The Marnavalaise Mélanie Legoux-Clément, in -48 kg, leaves seed N ° 2, in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, this Friday, November 26. The silver medalist at Paris-Bercy wants to continue on this Grand Slam in the Persian Gulf.
Mélanie Legoux-Clément, in -48 kg, flew to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. After a PCR test, Monday, then another when arriving on site, the Marnavalaise is again placed in a health “bubble” until her competition, this Friday, November 26th.
Recently, she took part in the French 1st Division, team championships. “I had two fights, on the first two laps, against -52 kg, and it’s always good to take benchmarks in a heavier category. In addition, there is always a nice atmosphere. We are between friends and it is always good times, in a competition very different from individuals. It gives me a good physical landmark before this Grand Slam ”, summarizes the Baralbine, licensed in Haute-Marne for many years.
“I’m aiming for a medal”
Her last international competition dates back to the Paris grand slam, in October, where she took a nice second place, only beaten by a Japanese woman. Or one place better than in 2020.
“I did a big block of physical work. Abu Dhabi is my last competition of the season because there are no Masters in the years following the Olympic Games ”, continues Mélanie Legoux-Clément, satisfied with her new operating method concerning her training, between Reims, INSEP and sometimes at Marnaval.
“I found my rhythm well, with four“ randori ”sessions per week and physical preparation every day. We will see over the months if this will work, with the expected results in the big competitions. I have pleasure “, continues the Haut-Marnaise, now coached by her husband, Clément Legoux. “My medal in Paris arrives too early to know if it works better or less well”, continues the seed N ° 2, behind Shirine Boukli, his compatriot. It should be noted that there are twelve participants and no Asian competing.
Now seventh on the “ranking list”, ie her ranking before the Olympic Games, Mélanie Legoux-Clément is aiming for a new medal in the Emirates. “I had participated in this competition two or three years ago, where I resumed after my thumb injury. I am confident and I am aiming for a medal, without any particular pressure ”, continues the Marnavalaise, who will be coached this Friday by Ludovic Delacotte (national coach). “On the“ teams ”, in Perpignan, I launched my attacks more, I was better placed on the hands, even if I did not score. I work on mobility, traction, moving forward more. “
There is no doubt that the Nord Haut-Marnaise will do everything to combine the result and the manner.
Posted on 11-26-2021 at 6:00 AM
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