Bárbara Timo fractured her toe during a training session with the national team and will not go to the Portuguese Grand Prix, between January 28 and 30, at the Almada Pavilion. The Benfica Olympian, who left a category of -70 kg for the Paris-2024 Olympic cycle, in which she was runner-up in the World in 2019, and in October already won the Paris Grand Slam at -63 kg, has already been operated on. successfully but will have to stop within two weeks.
Bárbara, 30 years old, is therefore largely absent from the list of 35 judokas, 19 male, for the debut of the Portuguese competition on the World Tour, marking the start of these four upcoming seasons. Telma Monteiro (-57 kg) and Jorge Fonseca (-100 kg) are the main stars of the team.
Here is the list of invitees:
-48 kg: Catarina Costa (Ac. Coimbra), Raquel Brito (Algés), Inês Ribeiro (Sporting) and Denisa Grecu (EJ Nuno Delgado)
-52 kg: Joana Diogo (JC Coimbra) and Maria Siderot (Sporting)
-57 kg: Telma Monteiro (Benfica), Mariana Esteves. (Salesianos), Maria Rosário (EJ Ana Hormigo) and Teresa Trindade (JC Pragal)
-63 kg: Margarida Brás (Sporting), Wilsa Gomes (Sporting), Adriana Torres (EJ Ana Hormigo)
-70 kg: Joana Crisóstomo (U. Lusófona)
-78 kg: Patrícia Sampaio (Gualdim Pais) and Carolina Paiva (U. Lusófona)
-60 kg: Rodrigo Lopes (Benfica), Francisco Mendes (Ac. Coimbra), Rafael Chambel (Pinhal Novo) and Bruno Bento (U. Lusófona)
-66 kg: Bernardo Tralhão (ACM), Bruno Barros (Cem Soldos), Gonçalo Oliveira (JC Lisboa) and Kainan Pires (Benfica)
-73 kg: Thelmo Gomes (Benfica) and Saba Danelia (Sintrense)
-81 kg: João Fernando (Sporting), Manuel Rodrigues (JC Pragal) and Eduardo Silva (Judo Force)
-90 kg: Anri Egutidze (Benfica) and Miguel Dias (Sport Porto)
-100 kg: Jorge Fonseca (Sporting), Diogo Brites (Sporting), Ailton Cardoso (Benfica) and João Pires (Manhente)