|After two days of competition, perfectly organized by the German Judo Federation, the audience was awaiting its hero : Andreas T√∂lzer,
who was totally relaxed this morning before the beginning of the tournament. Nevertheless, the pressure must have been incredibly high for him. But his huge shoulders were strong enough to support the pressure and after having defeated Ulan RYSKUL (KAZ), Soslan BOSTANOV (RUS) and Marius PASKEVICIUS (LTU), T√∂lzer was opposed to his teammate Robert Zimmermann in the semi-final. Only 2:34 minutes were necessary for him to enter the final to fight against World Champion Keiji SUZUKI (JPN), who on the other half of the table, showed an extraordinary judo all day long, despite his light weight compared to the other athletes of the category.
During the first minute of the final, Suzuki proved once again that he could be dangerous at any time, but T√∂lzer was able to impose his fantastic power and thrown the Japanese by ippon. The public became creasy and exploded with joy and happiness, the victory of T√∂lzer giving a perfect end to the Judo Grand Prix, D√ľsseldorf 2011. ‚€úThe fans were terrific. I was carrying a small injury but that did not prevent me from giving my best‚€Ě said the Bulle von Gladbach.