Silver medal for Rochele Nunes

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport · 01-04-2021 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese judo star Rochele Nunes finished her performance in the Grand Slam of Tbilisi with a silver medal in the +78 kg category, after losing in the final against Shiyan Xu.

Rochele Nunes, who is currently sitting 12th in the Olympic rankings and ninth in the qualifying for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, was almost always at a disadvantage against Shiyan Xu, 33rd, who she won against in 2019, in the Grand Slam of Brasília.

Benfica’s judo star suffered the first disadvantage in the middle of the match, with the referee understanding that Xu scored for ‘waza-ari’, close to two minutes, and then it was three seconds from the end that she ended up defeated by ‘ippon ‘.

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