Bronze Medal Natalie Powell at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 28.11.21

A bronze medal on the final day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.  Congratulations, Natalie on your return to the Grand Slam podium.

Entering as 4th seed, Natalie was narrowly defeated by Zagreb Grand Prix silver medallist Patricuse Brolih (SLO) in the quarter-finals.  A bye in the Repechage due to injury to top seed Babintseva meant Natalie progressed to the bronze medal contest to face Turchyn.  Natalie drew on all her experience to work against a defensive left arm, over the top, by Turchyn to change direction and expose the weak side and throw her opponent for an ippon score and claim the bronze medal.