Achab wins silver medal in World Grand Prix Finals in Baku
15 December 2016
Jaouad Achab won a silver medal in the World Grand Prix Final (G8) in Baku, Azerbeidzjan in weightclass -68.
The Belgian superstar took revenge in the semis for his loss against Denisenko at the Rio Olympics. In the final Achab was confronted once again with Korean Lee Daehoon.After a fierce fight Achab lost 4-5 to Daehoon.
Other BTF-athletes, Mourad Laachroui and Salaheddine Bensalah, competed in the -58 class. Laachroui went out in the second round. Bensalah advanced to the semi-finals, lost against Navarro and fought for bronze agaist Tortosa Cabrera from Spain. The Antwerp native was very close tot a medal but lost 3-4.