The best judoist of the first day of the Grand Prix of Cancun judo 2018, according to Euronews, became Argentine Paula Pareto. The world champion arrived in Mexico shortly after acted as a role model at the youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. In the final competition among women weight category up to 48 kg, he won the Portuguese Catarina Costa. The victory and the gold medal for Argentina she contributed to the two “VAZA-Ari”.
Paula Pareto: “I am very happy because the selection process for the Olympics has just begun. Therefore, this result is very useful to me. It was a great tournament for me. For me it was a great honor to act as a role model in Buenos Aires together with Ilias Iliadis, a great man and athlete. I have great pleasure in sharing the Olympic values with young athletes. I felt enormous pride.”
The Dutchman Tornike Tshabalala, acting in category to 60 kg, were, in our version, the best judoka of the day. He won his first medal in the tournament of the International judo Federation, defeating Frenchman Luc Mkheidze.
“He fought well against me. I earned two “shido” and one “VAZA-Ari”. Had to take the risk. I took of his belt and threw through a hip.And it worked! I never thought that I would be champion today. So I feel great. Can’t believe what happened,” – said Tornike.
Rafaela Silva of Brazil, you stepping in the category up to 57 kg won the gold, beating canadian Jessica Klimkait.
In the men’s category up to 66 kg met two Russians: Aram Grigorian and Mikhail pulyaev. A victory by IPPON over his decorated compatriot won the Aram.
In the women’s category up to 52 kg won the Spanish Ana pérez. She earned “VAZA-Ari” in the fight against polka Agatha Parents.
The highlight of the first day of competition at a glance “Euronews”, was a victory for Ecuadorian Lenin Preciado over Russian Islam by Ashevil in the fight for the bronze medal in the category up to 60 kg. Just this day medals were awarded to wrestlers from 16 countries!