Souleyman Alaphilippe eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Worlds



Souleyman Alaphilippe did not go far on Friday to bring the first medal to the French delegation during these Worlds in Guadalajara (Mexico). In – 63 kg, the silver medalist of the 2022 European Championships indeed put up a very good resistance in the quarter-finals to the world number one, the Jordanian Zaid Alhalawani, winner in three disputed rounds (2-1), whose the last (15-12), interrupted for a few minutes due to a breastplate problem for the Frenchman.

Very mobile and incisive, Alaphilippe (19) had previously taken out the Serbian Novak Stanik (2-0) in the round of 16 then in the round of 16 the Canadian Braven Park (2-1), with again a very disputed third round ( 11-9) and spectacular. The Frenchman only had a good quarter of an hour of recovery between his round of 16 and his quarter-final, which may have handicapped him physically at the end of the fight.



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