Almada, Portugalwitnessed a Unbelievable final day of the 2023 Portuguese Grand Prix. The stadium was packed and able to go, stuffed with followers desperate to see the heavyweight spectacle.
friendship and sportsmanship
At -90 kg, the Bulgarian Ivaylo Ivanov defeated the hungarian Toth Krisztian. Each have starred in a fantastic second of friendship and sportsmanship that has been extremely appreciated by the Portuguese public.
Skander HatchetSports activities Director of the Worldwide Judo Federation (FIJ), was current on the medal ceremony.
“In judo you all the time need to respect your opponent. We’re mates as a result of we’re the identical age. We’ve youngsters, he and I. He was very completely satisfied earlier than our struggle, he despatched me a message saying “I’m very completely satisfied to struggle with you” – Me! too! That’s the best way sport is: I give my all in fight, after which we’re mates,” Ivanov mentioned.
Patricia Sampaio wins gold for Portugal
At -78kg, Patricia Sampaio she was the hero of the day, giving the native crowd what that they had come for! She blasted her approach by way of the preliminaries and she or he appeared completely intent on getting the gold medal for Portugal.
Completely targeted, Sampaio scored a tactical victory within the remaining, clinching her first Grand Prix gold medal and sending the stadium right into a frenzy. An exquisite second for Portuguese judo.
The mayoress of Almada, Ines de Medeirosgave him the medals and the stadium stood as much as sing the anthem.
“It was unbelievable to have so many individuals right here. I’m not from Lisbon, I dwell 2 hours away, so 2 full automobiles got here to scream for me, with my household and mates from the membership. It was superb, unbelievable. I’ve no phrases for all the pieces that I heard at the moment from the general public. It’s been unbelievable,” Sampaio mentioned with a smile.
-100 kg male
In -100 kg, the Georgian Ilia Sulamanidze surpassed the younger japanese Araiconsolidating itself as world #1.
The refereeing supervisor of the Federation, Carlos KnoesterHe handed him the medal.
In +78kg, kim hayun prevailed over Rochelle Nunesending the Portuguese hopes of getting one other gold.
Cathy FleuryIJF refereeing supervisor, introduced the medals.
In +100kg, Kim Minjong achieved the fourth gold medal for Korea, inserting his nation on the high of the medal desk.
With 2 golds and 1 silver, and an thrilling judo, the Portuguese group can contemplate this Grand Prix a incredible success. The judo household can’t wait to return again subsequent 12 months.