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Judo: Brazil dominance in the Grand Prix Portugal

Date: February 1, 2023

Category: Judo

The Brazilian judokas took the best out of the 2023 IBSA Judo Grand Prix Portugal that took place during the last two days at the Complexo Municipal dos Desportos in Almada.

There were 15 medals in total (five on the first day and ten on the second), with three of gold, seven of silver, and five of bronze.The surprise on the Brazilian team was Wilians Araújo, world champion in Baku (J1 +90kg), who, on the way to the final, was defeated by the gold medalist, the Frenchman Romuald Raboteur.

#Accessibility – Arthur Cavalcante da Silva on the left side of the Hungarian referee Katalin Fridrich and António da Silva on the right side, all on their way to the final duel

With world champion Cyril Jonard (FRA) absent, the Brazilian squad took gold and silver in the J1-90kg category.Carolina Costa (J2 + 70 kg) of Italy successfully defended her world champion title and won gold in Almada, the first competition since the World Championships in Baku in November.

The next competition on the Road to Paris will be held in Alexandria, between March 4 and 5, for the 2023 IBSA Judo Grand Prix Egypt.

Check out the results from the second day of the tournament:

Day 2
J1 – 90kg
1st – Arthur Cavalcante da Silva (BRA)
2nd – António da Silva (BRA)
3rd – Yasin Cimciler (TUR)
3rd –Daniel Powel (GBR)

J1 +90kg
1st – Romuald Raboteur (FRA)
2nd – Onur Tastan (TUR)
3rd – Ion Basoc (MDA)
3rd – Wilians Araújo (BRA)

J2 -90kg
1st – Jung Min Lee (KOR)
2nd – Marcelo Casanova (BRA)
3rd – Evan Molloy (GBR)
3rd – Oleksandr Nazarenko (UKR)

J2 +90kg
1st – Christopher Skelley (GBR)
2nd – Sérgio Júnior (BRA)
3rd – Yerlan Konkiyev (KAZ)

J1 -57kg
1st – Dondu Yesilyurt (TUR)
2nd – Anzhela Havrysiuk (UKR)
3rd – Priscilla Gagne (CAN)
3rd – Liana Mutia (USA)

J1 -70kg
1st – Nicolina Pernheim Goodrich (SWE)
2nd – Brenda Souza de Freitas (BRA)
3rd – Matilde Lauria (ITA)

J1 +70kg
1st – Christella Garcia (USA)
2nd – Erika Zoaga (BRA)
3rd – Danitza Yocclein Sanabria Alcala (VEN)

J2 -70kg
1st – Alana Maldonado (BRA)
2nd – Kazusa Ogawa (JPN)

J2 +70kg
1st – Carolina Costa (ITA)
2nd – Rebeca Silva (BRA)
3rd – Prescilla Leze (FRA)
3rd – Meg Emmerich (BRA)

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