Lucy Renshall lived up to her number one seeding on day two of the Tbilisi Grand Slam as she
dominated the competition to claim her 6th career Grand Slam title.
Following an opening round bye, Renshall, who recently claimed bronze at last month’s Tel Aviv
Grand Slam, defeated Eter Askilashvili (GEO) in round two following some great work on the ground.
Renshall first registered a waza-ari via an osaekomi before applying an arm lock that forced her
opponent to tap out.
Renshall’s round three contest was over in the opening 40-seconds as she again forced her
opponent, Hannah Martin (USA), to tap out and concede the contest.
Renshall booked her place in the semi-finals with a Golden Score victory against Inbal Shemesh (ISR).
Renshall threw Shemesh for waza-ari score in the opening exchange.
Renshall secured her place in the final with victory against Angelika Szymanska (POL) after
overcoming another Golden Score battle. Renshall again trusted in her groundwork to force her
opponent to tap out to set up a gold medal contest against Laura Fazliu (KOS).
Renshall overcame another Golden Score battle to secure the gold medal. In the 7th minute of
Golden Score, Fazliu was awarded a third penalty shido, meaning Renshall was crowned 2023 Tbilisi
Grand Slam champion.
There were 5th place finishes for Gemma Howell and Kelly Petersen-Pollard in the -63kg and -70kg