Russia is awarded again the Raúl Calvo Memorial of judo

The Municipal Pavilion of Arcos has hosted the 48th Raúl Calvo Judo Memorial, 31st President Carlos Calvo Chozas Tournament, which ended with the triumph of a Russian team that has become the absolute dominator in recent years. This time he finished ahead of the Spanish, Andalusian and Murcia teams.

The appointment, marked by the cleanliness of the fighting, without injuries During the entire competition, this time it did not have the already classic exhibition on the tatami of the students of the local Judo Club Arcos gym, absent due to the Covid-19 restrictions. On the contrary, the matches were offered by streaming through the website of the FANJYDA (Andalusian Federation of Judo and Associated Sports), as in the previous edition.

Within the international sporting event, two school years, which was attended by the best judo teachers of the autonomous community, and later a technification course for all teachers from Andalusia and some from other peninsular regions that was given by Vitaly Makarov, one of the most relevant figures in world judo.

At the end of the Memorial, Carlos Calvo Clavero, president of the FANJYDA, was satisfied with the organizational and sporting success, “considering that it is the first tournament held in Cádiz after a year and a half of absence from the pavilions. It has had the same level of other editions, with the performance of great athletes and with spectacular results “.

On supremacy of the Russian Federation He explained that “to tear down the Russian wall we would have to bring Japan or France because Russia is the current world champion by teams, by clubs and with many individual titles in its possession, in addition to Olympic medals. Before a team with such power, it would be necessary to bring to the second or third of the world to face it. It is not that others are not good, but that they are very good. “

For his part, the mayor of the mountain town, Isidoro Gambin, was pleased to “bring elite sports to Arcos with the arrival of athletes of recognized trajectory in the world of judo, with the projection that this tournament has at an international level”. The councilor of Arcos was presented by the RFEJYDA with an honorary black belt for his collaboration with judo over many years.

Finally, Diego Zambrano, Sports delegate, highlighted the gift of the black belt to the mayor, “something that was not expected because it was a surprise,” and recalled that as a young man he practiced this sport, so he greatly appreciated the level of the participants in the memorial, “an international tournament that is very important to have in Arcos for the privilege of seeing these highly competitive athletes in Arcos live.”



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