A beautiful silver medal, but infinite sadness.
In the final of the - 78 kg category, at the Tokyo Olympics, Madeleine Malonga lost to the Japanese Shori Hamada, on a waza-ari by immobilization.
Not the expected result for the Frenchwoman, who collapsed, in tears, at the microphone of France 2, just after the fight.
🇫🇷😭 "I'm really disappointed ... I wanted to win it so badly!"
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"I'm disappointed, really, I'm disappointed," responded Malonga, inconsolable.
I might realize after that it's a great medal, but I wanted so much to win.
These are long years of work, we know it only happens once in a lifetime, so it's important to be there.
Hot, Madeleine Malonga explained her defeat by a poorly performed movement on the ground: "I think I defended well at the beginning then I moved my leg thinking I could get up, and in the end, well here it is…" The judoka has when even made an appointment for the Paris 2024 Games: "I will digest that and then leave for Paris 2024."
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