On Saturday 13 May, Julia Tolofua, 25 years old, became vice world judo champion in the over 78 kg category. The competition was held in Doha. The judoka, from Wallis and Futuna, lost her fight against the Japanese Akira Sone, the current Olympic champion and new world champion. The French judoka defeated in turn the Venezuelan Amarantha Urdaneta, the Dutch Marit Kamps, the world vice-champion Beatriz Souza and the Chinese Shiyan Xu.