Christa Deguchi captured bronze Saturday for Canada’s first medal at the judo world championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
She defeated Theresa Stoll of Germany within the girls’s 57-kilogram weight elegance.
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Deguchi, 22, had misplaced to former teammate Tsukasa Yoshida of Japan within the semifinals after defeating Nora Gjakova of Kosovo within the quarter-finals.
The Nagano-born Deguchi, who switched allegiances to Canada in 2017 after suffering to make the Japanese nationwide squad, used to be a junior world champion for Japan in 2013 and 2014. Her father is Canadian.
Earlier this 12 months, Deguchi had beat Yoshida for the most important identify of her younger profession at the celebrated Paris Grand Slam.