Shady El Nahas raises his hands in celebration.IJF/Emanuele Di Feliciantonio
IJF/Emanuele Di Feliciantonio

Shady El Nahas caps off Zagreb Grand Prix with first World Tour gold

It was a golden Sunday for Shady El Nahas in Zagreb, Croatia. The judoka won his first World Tour -100 kg gold after facing off against Frenchman Iddir Alexandre.

This is Canada’s fourth medal this weekend at the Zagreb Grand Prix.

On Friday Jessica Klimkait claimed gold in the women’s -57 kg weight class.

This was followed by two silver medals on Saturday, won by Arthur Margelidon (-73 kg) and Antoine Valois-Fortier (-81 kg).

The men's -73 kg podium at the 2019 Zagreb Grand Prix.

The men’s -73 kg podium shows off their medals at the Zagreb Grand Prix on July 27, 2019. Canada’s Arthur Margelidon (far left) won silver. (IJF/ Marina Mayorova)

The 2019 World Judo Championships will be held from August 25th to September 1st at the Nippon Budokan stadium in Tokyo, Japan. It will also serve as the Tokyo 2020 test event.