posted on 09/19/2022 15:13 / updated on 09/19/2022 15:14
(credit: Washington Alves/COB)
Bianca Reis’ 2022 season continues in a sensational way. Last Friday (9/16), the brasiliense beat Eduarda Bastos from Minas to win gold at the Aracaju Youth Games, in Sergipe. This is the judoka’s second title in this competition. Bianca’s rest is brief. The dispute of the Brazilian Under-21 Championship starts later this month, in Rio de Janeiro.
In an interview with the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Bianca spoke about the difficulty of the fight, decided by a wazari difference (10 points). She highlighted the level of judo within the competition. “I plotted a strategy, she plotted hers, and it ended up working for me. But I knew it would be difficult. Of course, the level of a World Cup is very high, but sometimes you go through an easier stage in a World Cup than in the Youth Games. Judo has those things,” she noted.
The gold is the fifth official achievement of Brasiliense considering national and international competitions. Bianca Reis was also champion of the School World Cup, in France, and of the South American Youth Games, in Argentina. In addition, the judoka from the federal capital won the silver medal at the U-18 Youth World Cup and the U-21 European Cup, at the height of her 17 years.
During the competition, Bianca Reis received praise from the Youth Games ambassador, Olympic champion Sarah Menezes. “She’s an athlete who comes from good results and is showing a very good evolution. We are already monitoring her to improve her blows, her grips, because our intention is that she has the same success in the senior category that she has been having at base” , commented the Olympic gold medalist in an interview with the COB.
*Intern under supervision Marcos Paulo Lima