Irreproachable campaign! After the second day of judo competition at Parapan de Santiago, Brazil closed the sport with 13 medals won. The biggest highlight this Monday (20) was judoka Marcelo Casanova, who climbed to the highest place on the podium in the men’s under-90kg category.
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The other medalists from Brazil were Arthur Cavalcante (-90kg), Meg Rodrigues (+70kg), Willians Silva (+90kg), Rebeca Silva (+70kg) and Sergio Fernandes (+90kg). Furthermore, in the morning session, Brenda Freitas won the gold medal after beating all her competitors in a single bracket match.
In the first final of the day, Marcelo Casanova performed a waza-ari over compatriot Arthur Cavalcante and won his gold medal in Parapan. Subsequently, Meg Rodrigues ended up being surpassed by Cuban Sheyla Hernández and took silver. Interestingly, this achievement was Brazil’s 100th medal in the current edition of the Parapan American Games. Finally, in the last decision involving a Brazilian judoka, Willians Silva lost to Yordani Fernández, from Cuba, and also finished in second place.
In the dispute for bronze, Rebeca Silva got the better of Venezuelan Danitza Sanabria, won by ippon and secured her place on the podium. Likewise, Sergio Fernandes defeated Mexican Oscar Aguirre and took home his bronze medal.
Journalist from Espírito Santo graduated from PUC-SP and lover of Olympic and Paralympic sports.