Canaries and Granadilla shine in judo tournament
The Canary Islands obtained 31 medals in the Spanish Judo Cup in the “cadete” and “infantil” categories.
Granadilla de Abona hosted this meeting which brought together more than 800 people.
The Canaries gained eight golds, nine silvers and 14 bronzes in this tenth edition of the tournament organised with the collaboration of the Higher Sports Council by the national and Canarian judo federations, the sports department of Granadilla de Abona and the Granadilla Judo Club as hosts, among others.
It should be noted that the Canary Islands is the autonomy with the best results in infantil, with eleven medals, and Galicia in cadete, with 16 medals. The sporting event had participants from Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Castilla León, Castilla La Mancha, Cantabria, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, Portugal, Rioja, Valencia and the Basque Country.
The first lieutenant mayor and councillor for sports, Marcos González Alonso, and the councillor for works, María Concepción Cabrera, among other members of the muni-cipal corporation, attended the medal presentation ceremony. Marcos González congratulat-ed all the participants and the host club, ‘Judo Granadilla’, in addition to thanking the national and Canarian judo federations for backing Granadilla to host this event.
Judo Granadilla has a history of over 37 years and many triumphs, in addition to the great success in each edition in the organisation of this champion-ship.
As for the results of Granadilla, a bronze was obtained by Ainhoa Salazar Ramos, a female cadete of less than 63 kilos, and two fifth places by Alejandro Chávez Mendoza, a male cadete of less than 73 kilos, and Diego Pérez Moldovan, male infantil under 38 kilos.
The test is a scoring event for the Spanish Championship and to participate in international championships through national team.