Home Advantage: Malagasy Judo Team Sets Sights on Gold at the 11th Games of the Islands

16 gold medals are at stake in judo at the Ankorondrano Gymnasium from August 26 to 28.

The judokas of the islands of the Indian Ocean go into action the day after the opening ceremony at the Ankorondrano Gymnasium. 28 Malagasy judokas will defend the Malagasy colors for these 11th Games of the Islands. 16 gold medals including fourteen individually and two in teams are at stake. “We are aiming for the maximum number of gold medals at home. The 2019 results were before. This year, we have a great generation of judokas and they were able to take part in quite a few competitions, including recently the Games of La Francophonie in Kinshasa and the African junior championship at home.

The fighters are motivated, but it will also be heavy in front against the Reunionese and the Mauritians ” confided to us, Mamy Randriamasinoro, national technical director within the Malagasy judo federation. According to the rules of the games, each country has the right to enter two fighters per category. Laura Rasoanaivo, double African champion, multiple gold medalist at the Continental Open and gold medalist at the Games of La Francophonie is one of the real chances of the Big Island at these home games.

Of the 28 fighters, three expatriates make up the list, among others Fetra Ratsimiziva in the under 81kg, Christianne Carine in -57 kg and Alice Andrianjohany in – 78 kg. The draw will be held on August 25 followed by the weigh-in at the Ankorondrano Gymnasium. The individual competitions will be played on August 26 and 27 and the team tournament on August 28.


48 kg: Natacha Razafindrakoto, Norah Ratsiavy

52 kg: Mireille Andriamifehy, Mirana Rakotovao

57 kg: Narindra Rakotovao, Christianne Vital

63 kg : Malala Raharisoa, Angela Andriamalala

70 kg: Laura Rasoanaivo, Aicha

78 kg: Zo Andriambololona, ​​Alice Andriajohany

+78 kg: Aingo Ramiandrisoa, Miora Rasoanaivo


60 kg: Ismael Rakotonirina, Hyancinthe Rakotonandrasana

66 kg: Rina Ramahefarison, Vonjiniaina Ralevazaha

73 kg: Rayan Ravelojaona, Lova Randrianasolo

81 kg: Fetra Ranaivoarisoa, Mialy Rakotovelo

90 kg: Fetra Ratsimiziva, Roberto Razakandrandria

100 kg: Ricky Ramalanjaona, Marco Tolinantenaina

2023-08-19 12:17:00
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