This Friday began the Portuguese Grand Prix in Judo, the inaugural event of the 2022 International Judo Circuit, which runs until this Sunday at the Municipal Pavilion of Almada.
The Woman of the Day
Portugal hosts a Grand Prix for the first time and for Catarina Costa the day was unforgettable. Betting on leg techniques, the Portuguese judoka became our woman of the day, winning the first gold medal of the year and the first for Portugal in the competition, against the South Korean Hyekyeong Lee.
The President of Portuguese Judo Federation, Jorge Fernandesawarded the judoka.
the man of the day
At -66kg, the Moldovan judoka Denis Vieru proved to be our man of the day. In the final, came did not give the device a chance Freddy Waizeneggerscoring two Waza-ari that victory.
The medals were awarded by Mohammed MeridjaDirector of Education and Training at International Judo Federation.
The remaining categories in the test
At -60kg, the South Korean Harim Lee defeated the Azerbaijani Grand Slam champion of Paris Balabey Aghayev with a persistent technique of analysis, a morote seoi nage.
The judoka was awarded for Juan Carlos BoatsDirector of International Relations of the International Judo Federation.
The Olympic champion at -48kg Krasniqi District was in excellent shape, winning his first gold medal since moving up to the -52kg category after the Tokyo Olympics.
The President of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, Vitor Patacoawarded the judoka.
Back to winning ways, the Brazilian Rafaela Silva title her 7th title in a Grand Prix at -57kgs, defeating the Dutch Pleuni Cornelise with a colossal gang coup.
The President of the Portuguese Sports Confederation, Carlos Paula Cardosopresented as category medals.
The balance of the day of the Portuguese national team
Portugal ended the day with three medals. In addition to the gold Catarina Costa, Telma Monteiro I bet bronze on -57kg and Joana Diogo the bronze at -52kg. The young Goncalo Oliveira finished in 7th.