Maxime Gobert signed a capital performance, this Sunday, December 4 at the Grand Slam in Tokyo.
The 21-year-old from Nice, a member of Olympic Judo Nice, ranked 3rd in the under 66 kg category and confirms that he will have to be reckoned with in the future.
World bronze medalist and European champion with the Juniors last year, he conquered the European title in October with the Espoirs.
87th in the world before the Japanese tournament, the Azurean scored big points in the race for the Paris-2024 Olympic Games, where only one Frenchman will qualify per category.
With this result, marked in particular by a victory over the 13th world in repechage, the Japanese Tanaka, he will go up to around 40th place in the world.
As a reminder, the first 17 Worlds on June 23, 2024 (one representative per country) will be qualified for the Games.