Name: Marie Eve Gahie
Weight category: -70kg
The 2019 IJF World Ranking saw GAHIE (FRA) as the leader of the race, and continues to this year as well. The 2019 World Champion is in a close contest with team mate Margaux PINOT who sits in the number two position. Their results may be evenly distributed but Gahie has pipped her to the post in terms of points.
Gahie may have missed out on some Grand Slam results this year, narrowly missing the podium, but the fight continues and brought her a European bronze medal just last month, many of the athletes still dusting off the cobwebs since lockdown.
The pressure may increase if Pinot continues on her quest to overtake and with the Olympics in sight it’ll be a close call but Gahie has the World medals under her belt to prove her ability on the world stage.
Author: Thea Cowen