Judo Grand Prix, Croatia Rijeka 15.09.13

Bronze Medal for Natalie at the Judo Grand Prix in Croatia – Natalie’s competition started with a narrow win by yuko over home judoka Ivana Maranic but then stalled with defeat in the semi-final to former Olympic bronze medallist, South Korea’s Gyeong-Mi Jeong by ippon.  Natalie did the same on an adjacent mat with victory by ippon against German Annika Heise.  Natalie response was:-  “I’m pleased at the way I have bounced back after my disappointment in Rio.   The points will hopefully boost my ranking.”  Well Done Natalie.