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Judo: Astride Gneto files a complaint against two of her club teammates

This is a case that French judo would have gone well. The judokate of Blanc-Mesnil (Seine-Saint-Denis), Astride Gneto filed a complaint against two of her club teammates for acts of violence and insults at the parquet floor of Créteil (Val-de-Marne).

According to information revealed by L’Equipe, the facts would have taken place on October 2 during the French team championships, the French champion of the under 52 kg would have been taken to task by Madeleine Malonga and Margaux Pinot in a room of hotel.

“After this chat, I wanted to leave this room, but Madeleine Malonga asked me to stay,” explains the 24-year-old. She and Margaux Pinot then insulted me, then Madeleine Pinot slapped me in front of all the girls on the team and we ended up fighting. “

Blamed, Malonga, the world champion under 78 kg in 2019 admits insults but no act of violence. “If there had been violence, explains to our colleagues Malonga. Considering my size, there would have been traces. As for Margaux Pinot, the bronze medalist at the Worlds in less than 70 kg, she admits: “There was a heated conversation. For me, all this is childishness. “

This is not the first time that judo has been at the heart of tensions. Six years ago, Clarisse Agbegnenou was sentenced to 70 hours of community service, a fine of € 2,780 and a one-year suspension from competition suspended for similar acts.

In 2013, another affair after a fight had broken out between Anne-Fatoumata M’Bairo (Maison-Alfort) and… Madeleine Malonga and Astride Gneto’s big sister, Priscilla Gneto.

Relaxed at the time, Malonga had been sanctioned with a three-month suspended competition suspension.

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