World Juno No. 1 Clarisse Agbegnenou is continuing to climb the ranks of women’s judo.
The 28-year-old defeated Slovenia’s Andreja Leski by ippon to win gold in the women’s -63kg division at the IJF World Judo Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.
The Frenchwoman is on her way to becoming one of judo’s greatest ever athletes. With a fifth title under her belt, Agbegnenou is only three world titles away from having the most all time. In front of her are other Judo superstars, including Ryoko Tani (seven), Wen Tongg (seven) and Ingrid Berghmans (six).
She also moved ahead of David Douillet to become the second-most-decorated French judoka of all time behind Teddy Riner.
Despite her success, Agbegnenou has yet to win an Olympic gold medal, winning silver in the 2016 Olympics. She’ll look to win her first in the -63kg Judo Olympic competition, which will take place Tuesday, July 27 at the Nippon Budokan.