CT Paralympico receives Judo Grand Prix this Friday
With judokas from the national team in Tokyo, the event will bring
Published in 30/11/2021 - 17:27 By Juliano Justo - Repórter da TV Brasil - São Paulo
The 2021 edition of the Adapted Judo Grand Prix will take place on Friday (3) at the Paralympic Training Center, in São Paulo. The organizers forecast that the event will have more than 120 athletes, including some who represented Brazil at the Tokyo Games.
The five judokas from the Men's Team who went to Japan will step on the mat: Thiego Marques (-60 kg), Harlley Arruda (-81 kg), Arthur Silva (-90 kg), Antônio Tenório (-100 kg) and Wilians Araújo (+ 100 kg). "For me, the cycle that goes to Paris has already started and this will be the first competition. So, I want to start winning and winning well. Paris is right there and I want to know what it will be like to compete in an edition of the Paralympic Games, with my little girl rooting for judoka Arthur, who recently discovered that he will be a father, told the CBDV staff.
Alana Maldonado, Paralympic champion, from São Paulo, is still recovering from an arthroscopy on her knee and will be one of the embezzlements of the women's tournament. In addition to her, Lúcia Araújo and Meg Emmerich, the country's other medalists in Tokyo, will also not be present.
This will be the first event of the modality in the national territory in two years. The last was precisely the 2019 Grand Prix.
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Edition: Pedro Ivo de Oliveira