Aaron Lapointe -Wasa-B - French women with 3 golds now.
Japan needs another gold on the last day, and maybe the team comp too.
The French women are fantastic and after their performance at this year's world championships they are arguably the best women's team in the world. Dominant performances on Japan's home soil.
Im not sure how the GP results go as much but at the world stage, I think you need consistency over 2-3 years to prove you're the best. Like winning a 1 time world is cool but I think in judo, you win your 2nd, 3rd and you really establish yourself.
Case in point, the Japanese women in 2018 won: 5 golds, 3 silvers, 1 bronze with 52kg being an all Japanese women final.
French women: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
2017: Japanese women - 3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze.
French women: 1 gold, 1 bronze
Even this year, while the French women won 3 golds, 1 bronze. The Japanese women were deeper with 2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze. That means they were in the finals in 6/7 weights.
I'm also not sure how much weight is given to the team comp as the world champs may have already peaked but the Japanese women were 2-1 over the French women with Hamada avenging her final loss to Malonga.