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Canaries lead the way in Spanish Judo Club 


The Canary Islands became the community with the most medals, 15 golds and 17 silvers, in the Spanish Judo Cup.

The tally was notched up in the cadet and children categories during the event held in the municipal pavilion of Granadilla de Abona. Aragon followed, with seven golds and four silver, and Catalonia with three golds and two silver.

This eighth edition was organised by Granadilla de Abona council, through the Department of Sports and the Granadilla Judo Club with the collaboration of the Tenerife and Canary Islands Judo Federation, as well as the Royal Spanish Judo Federation.

About 250 athletes took part and there were 100 delegates and coaches.

The sporting event had the participation of ten autono-mies: Aragon, Asturias, Ba-learic Islands, Catalonia, Castilla La Mancha, Madrid, Valencia, Basque Country, Galicia and the Canary Islands, with the participation of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Gran Canaria and Tenerife with regard to the archipelago. The Mayor, José Domingo Regalado, attended the award ceremony together with the first deputy mayor, Marcos González, and councillor for tourism, María Candelaria Rodríguez, among others.

The athletes from Grana-dilla won two golds, two silvers and two thirds.

The Club de Judo Grana-dilla has a career of more than 35 years and with many triumphs, in addition to the great success in each edition in the organisation of this championship. It should be noted, also, that this test is scoring for the Spanish Championship and to par-ticipate in international championships through the national team.