It’s safe to say that 2015 has been Ana Laura Portuondo Isasi’s year. The Quebecer claimed another podium finish on Sunday, winning gold in the under 78 kg class at the Judo Pan American Open presented in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Montrealer has reached the podium in all seven tournaments she has competed in since January.
After benefitting from a bye in the first round, Portuondo Isasi claimed victories by ippon over the Argentinian Lidia Arias and the Ecuadorian Diana Chala. In the finale, she took on her old teammate, Sarah Myriam Mazouz, who now competes for Gabon. She completed her perfect day with an exclamation point, once again winning by ippon.