Apr 1, 2023 | 4:04 PM
ANTALYA, Turkey — Canadian judokas Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard and François Gauthier-Drapeau both earned bronze medals on Saturday at the Antalya Grand Slam in Turkey.
Beauchemin-Pinard defeated Austria’s Lubjana Piovesana for the podium finish. Taking advantage of an opening in the fourth and final minute, the Montreal native pinned her opponent to the ground to win by ippon in the under-63 kilogram category.
Earlier Saturday, Beauchemin-Pinard — the reigning Olympic bronze medallist — won three fights, two of them in overtime.
However, the 28-year-old dropped a decision to Brazil’s Ketleyn Quadros, who later went on to win gold.