Venezuelan judo remains firm in the fight for Olympic glory despite adversity, we present to you the three Venezuelan warriors who will participate on January 11 in Judo Masters to be held in Doha – Qatar, an event that brings together only the 32 best in the world.
Karen Leon, 23 years old, category -78Kgs. Olympic ranking position 20. With 1136 points. It has the continental quota for the Tokyo 2020 + 1 Olympic Games. He is currently training in Cumaná, Sucre state, which he represents. He participated in the Guadalajara 2019 Senior Pan American Championship, where he obtained third place. His next performance will be at the Doha-Qatar Judo Masters.
Elvismar Rodriguez, 23 years old, category -70kgs. Positioned in the Olympic ranking position 11, with 3035 points. He is in the city of Tokyo – Japan studying and training for the Tokyo 2020 + 1 Olympic Games. He participated in the Guadalajara 2020 Pan American Judo Championship, slipped last November, where he obtained the bronze medal. His next performance will be at the Doha – Qatar Judo Masters.
Anriquelis Barrios, 27 years old. Position 15 Olympic ranking of the International Judo Federation. With 2900 points. Currently training in the city of Tokyo, – Japan. After six months training with restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic, the athlete participated in the Grand Slam Hungary 2020 held on October 23 and obtained the silver medal. He was also present at the 2020 Guadalajara Adult Pan American Championship held on November 19, 2020. His next competition is the Doha – Qatar Judo Masters.
Source: Venezuelan Judo Federation.