Judo: Spain finishes second in the medal table of the Budapest Judo World Cup

PIt seems like a utopia, but it isn’t. Spain has been the second best country, tied with Georgia, in the Judo World Cups in Budapest that have just ended. Ours have achieved four medals in total, something that had never been achieved, and the Navy is presented as one of the teams to take into account in the face of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

Niko Shera (gold at -90 kg), Ana Prez Box (silver at -52 kg), Fran Garrigs (bronze -60 kg) and Julia Figueroa (-48 kg) They have been the heroes this time, but facing Tokyo there are other names like Alberto Gaitero or Mara Bernabu who can also fight for the medals perfectly.

It is true that in Budapest and due to the proximity of the Olympic Games there were not all the judokas that will be this summer, but it is still a World Cup and a historic result for Spain. Only Japan, with 11 medals (five golds, four silvers and two bronzes) has been able to surpass ours.

Planetary powers in the world of the tatami like France or Russia have not been able to reach Spain in Budapest and have lagged far behind in the medal table. The Gauls, for example, have obtained two metals (one gold and one silver), and that they are one of the favorites in Tokyo 2020.



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