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French judo is again in mourning at the start of 2021 as 50 year old Ludovic Bimont passed away. It’s another shock after Guy Auffray and Gérard Decherchi passed away recently as well.
Bimont’s club was Maisons-Alfort Judo Club during his years as a competitor The fifty-year-old police officer, stationed in Mayotte, was one of the best lightweights U60kg in the mid nineties. With France he became European team champion and French individual champion in 1996 He gained a total of six national medals and took a silver medal at the Tournoi de Paris in 1995 and was also in the final of the Moscow international Tournament in 1996 and Bulgarian Open in Sofia in 1992. Bimont fought against great fighters such as Tokuno, Taymans, Matuszek, Bagirov, Penas, Poulot at the major judo tournaments in that time.