5/16/2022 By Danny O'Donnell
The IBJJF returned to Paris, France for the first time since 2019 this past weekend for the Paris International Open. GF Team, CheckMat, Alliance, De La Riva Nantes, Cicero Costha, Carlson Gracie Team, and Gracie Barra all brought competitors to the Institut National du Judo to compete. The following are some of the highlights of the event.
Taylor Pearman of ZR Team Association won double gold in the gi. He submitted Vinnicius Coutinho in the final of the heavyweight division from the mount. In the open class, Taylor had three more matches, finishing two more submissions on his way to his second gold. With the victories, Taylor secured the points necessary to compete at the 2022 World Championships. “Even though I won double gold today it was far from my best performance,” said Taylor. “I’ll make sure I’m 100% for Worlds. I can’t wait to compete with the best in the world.”
ECJJA’s Shane Fishman took gold in the medium-heavy division. Following his gold medal performance at the Dublin Open just two weeks ago, Shane won a pair of matches in Paris. In the semi-final he defeated Abdel Bassid Bidar of IFT by Ezekiel choke and won his final against Kenji Sette of GF Team by rear naked choke. The victories in his division qualified Shane for the World Championships in June.
At featherweight, Jun Yong Cho took home the gold medal. The KJ Competition Team representative won two matches to take gold. Venino Marciano Rondon De Lima Junior won gold in the lightweight division. Venino’s victory helped Gracie Barra win the overall team title for the gi event.
2022 Paris International Open team results:
2022 Paris International No-Gi Open team results: