In a category of less than 100kg where the selection for the Paris 2024 Olympics has not yet been announced, not sure that the Paris Grand Slam has advanced the schmilblick. Indeed, none of the four Blues entered managed to cross the threshold of the 2nd round, which therefore amounts to a status quo of mediocrity in a category where, clearly, France should not aim for an Olympic medal.
Opposed to the Kosovar Shpati Zekaj, Alexandre Iddir, the Olympic team champion from Tokyo, lost on waza-ari without ever managing to worry his opponent. Also physically dominated by the Canadian Shady Elnahas, Cédric Olivar took the door following a third penalty in the golden score. Defeats also for Aurélien Diesse against the Canadian Kyle Reyes and for Marc François Ngayap against the Japanese Dota Arai.