Jul 16, 2022 | 1:41 PM
ZAGREB, Croatia — Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won the gold medal in the women’s under-63-kilogram category Saturday at the Zagreb Grand Prix judo tournament.
The Montreal native was awarded gold after her final opponent, Colombian Anriquelis Barrios, withdrew with an injury.
Beauchemin-Pinard beat Brazil’s Ketleyn Quadros in the semifinals after scoring a waza-ari a minute and 20 seconds into the bout and hanging on for the win.
The Canadian booked her place in the semis with preliminary-round wins over Joanne Van Lieshout of the Netherlands and Gankhaich Bold of Mongolia after a first-round bye.