Linouse Desravines Wins 3rd Judo Medal in International Competition
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- Sunday, May 15, 2011 10:19 PM
Judoka, Linouse Deravines won Gold Medal at the International Open Judo Tournament held in Guadeloupe last month.
After her Bronze Medal showing at the Central American and Caribbean Games in July 2010 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico she took the Silver Medal at the world class, Pan American Judo Championship in Guadalajara, April 2011.
The win that earned her qualification for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, was in Guadeloupe where she took the Gold Medal in the 52kg class, at the age of 20 years old.
Desravines won the Gold Medal in what is known as the tough Open International Tournament Guadeloupe where athletes from the Caribbean, French Antilles (Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyana) and several clubs in the French metropolis meet.
Bermoy(CUB) vs Desravines (HAI), 52Kg Final
The Haitian Judo Team was strong in Guadeloupe, having 4 athletes and 4 Medals to show.
The Haitian delegation returned home Monday, May 2 without Linouse as she continues her journey by heading to Valencia, Spain where she will join her partner Ange Mercie Jean-Baptiste where she will prepare for the next leg of Pan American Games in Guadalajara.
Linouse will remain in Valencia under the guidance of Sensei Gomez Salvador, a World Judo Champion, of Paris 2001.
The Gold Medalist, Desravines, is not content and has stated that she intends to train vigorously and without respite to be a top level champion of the world at the Pan American Games.
"The Haitian Judo Federation would like to congratulate the team of senior judo, especially Linouse has sounded, terra Guadeloupe, Dessalines and the National bicolor float," said Ernst Laraque, president of the Haitian Judo Federation.