Cyrian Ravet eliminated in the round of 16 of the Worlds

The Worlds of Guadalajara (Mexico) will not have smiled on the French, since none of the eight selected managed to reach the semi-finals this week, synonymous with a medal. This Sunday, for the last day of competition, Dalya Rehani (-46 kg) was eliminated in her first fight by the Cuban Dalila Villamil (0-2).

Seeded No. 7 in – 58 kg, Cyrian Ravet, reigning triple European champion in the category, seemed able to get a podium on his form in recent weeks (victory at the Grand Prix de Paris and fifth place at the Manchester Grand Prix). Also in the running this Sunday, he began his career with a convincing victory against Hong Kong’s Chun yin Chiok (2-0) but stalled in the round of 16 against Azerbaijan’s Gashim Magomedov (0-2), after two hotly contested rounds.

“We completely missed an event within our reach, deplores the DTN Patrick Rosso. We need to sit down and think. We have not been up to the physical and mental commitment that these Worlds require. If we are not 100% there, it cannot pass. There may be different explanations for different athletes. But we had the potential to win several medals, the athletes who are on the podium here, we have often beaten them this year. The season has been long, but we have been performing well since February-March, so inevitably these Worlds are a big setback. »

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