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Canada’s Catherine Roberge claims gold at Judo European Open

2007 file photo of Catherine Roberge

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Canada's Catherine Roberge continued her overseas tour with a victory at the Judo European Open on Sunday.

The Quebec City native defeated Russia's Anastasia Dmitrieva by ippon to claim gold in the under-78 kilogram class.

"I'm really happy with my performance today, and it definitely puts an exclamation point on my European tour," Roberge said. "The fact that I was able to score points with different techniques is what's most satisfying for me. I stuck to my game plan and managed to commit fewer errors than my opponents."

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Roberge reached the final by dispatching Kazakh Albina Amangeldiyeva by ippon before taking down Martine Denkes of the Netherlands by waza-ari.

Roberge defeated Frenchwoman Geraldine Mentouopou by ippon in the semis. Mentouopou, along with Hungary's Abigel Joo, claimed bronze medals.

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