Judo. Kéziah Harvent at the European Championships with ambition

After the Europe, will successively come the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) at the end of July in Slovakia then the world cadets in Sarajevo (Bosnia) a month later. So many delicacies that Harvent could take part in. “I approach this championship without pressure. I’m delighted to be there and I’m just going to do what I know how to do, indicated the Couronnais before his departure for Croatia. It is true that behind, there can be a beautiful summer. The goal in Croatia is victory. “Success, the Couronnais subscribes to it this season.

“It was great”

Winner of several competitions at the start of the season, including the French tournament in Marseille, he logically won his second national title after that obtained with the minors. “I was frustrated not to be selected for European cups after my good results. Winning the title was confirming that I was among the best in my category. A guarantee that I also brought to Strasbourg a few weeks later. »

Indeed, for his first European Cup, Kéziah Harvent will definitely assert himself as the essential tricolor in the -90 kg category. With victories over Eros Bonino but especially over Daniel Kotche in the final, the Charentais struck a blow in Alsace. “I was under pressure that day because it is always more complicated to confirm. In the end, I win all my fights. With Daniel (Kotche), there is a good opposition but it’s a healthy rivalry. I beat him again during the France cadets by teams. They are always good fights. Harvent, on the other hand, stopped in the second round in Poland a few weeks later. “A little frustration because I could not express myself”, which therefore does not prevent the Couronnais from having validated his ticket for the European championships. Present since this season at the Bordeaux hopes pole, Harvent has not forgotten his competitive debut at the age of 11, in the judo section at La Couronne college, under the tutelage of Guillaume Avril. “For me, the club is very important. I feel good there and I know that I can count on the coaches. It’s like a second family. »

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