Natalie Powell, Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – 26.10.19

On the third and final day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, Natalie Powell (-78kg) was the pick of the three British Judoka in action finishing 7th place.  After an opening round bye, Natalie defeated the African Games silver medallist Unelle Snyman (RSA) in round 2 before losing out to the Tokyo World Championship bronze medallist Loriana Kuka (KOS) in Golden Score in the quarter-final after amassing three penalty shido’s. In the Repechage Natalie faced the current European Championship silver medallist and 2018 World Championship silver medallist Guusje Steenhuis (NED) but unfortunately again amassed three penalty shido’s and handed victory and a place in the bronze medal match to her Dutch opponent.