October 24, 2009
Ann Shiraishi went 4-0 to capture the gold medal at the 2009 Rendez Vous Tournament held in Montreal, Canada on October 17. En Route to her gold medal, Shiraishi defeated 4 opponents all by ippon (full point). The Rendez Vous Tournament attracted over 150 competitors from around the world. Shiraishi competed against girls from the United States, Canada and Brazil.
Shiraishi, who was National Champion and Olympic Alternate in 2008 now turns her attention to the Swedish and Finnish Open held the last weekend of October and the first weekend of November.