The Judo World Cup in Qatar has started. The Swedish promise Tara Babulfath got a tough draw and was pitted directly against reigning World Championship silver medalist Katharina Menz.

It ended in a loss for Babulfath.

"I had a game plan that I felt confident with. I have trained with German before and knew her style. I felt I controlled the game but when I attacked she countered and I dropped a point," she said.

This was the 17-year-old's senior debut. She enjoyed the experience at the World Cup.

"It's been good. I love the feeling I got when I entered the arena," Babulfath said.

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Tara Babulfath. Photo: SVT