Euros 2018

Won my first, lost my second.

First was close. I pulled guard and then we both struggled to get much going. Then, in pretty much the final seconds, I managed to sweep. Second, he slipped past my guard and took my back. I didn’t tap quick enough and went out. Which is a very strange experience. I woke up feeling slightly worried I’d somehow missed something, possibly my train. But it’s essentially like fainting.

It’s only my second, but I’m basically treating the Euros as my main yardstick event. With that in mind, I’m mildly pleased. Winning a match is an improvement on last year! And, a year into blue, I think I’m in the ballpark to be competitive here; if significantly below the podium level. I’ve got a year to close that gap.