Doha World’s Predictions -78kg: Bellandi (ITA)
The two top prospects for the -78kg division are Alice Bellandi (ITA) and Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA). The former (24 years old) is starting to peak while the latter (33 years old) is experiencing an amazing comeback. These two have fought only once before, and Bellandi won that one. We believe the confidence of youth gives Bellandi a slight upper hand and that she will be the gold medalists. Other top contenders are Anna-Maria Wagner (GER) and Shori Hamada (JPN).