Huesca, Binéfar and Jaca form the circuit which this year hosts the TuHuesca Judo Spanish Cup competitions. These competitions position Aragón among one of the few autonomies with a Spanish Cup per category, as highlighted by the vice president and executive director of the Aragonese Federation of Judo and Associated Sports (FAJYDA), Cristina Berrocal, who together with the Councilor for Sports of the Binéfar City Council, Juan Carlos García, and the FAJYDA sports director, Raúl Clemente, presented this Tuesday the circuit in Binéfar.
The circuit opens this weekend in Binéfar with the celebration of Junior-Senior Mixed Team Spanish Cup, a pilot test that will take place on Saturday in El Segalar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This cup is a pioneer at the national level, opening the gap in the celebration of this Olympic modality premiered in Tokyo 2021. It is a modality that faces mixed teams made up of three women and three men, six weights in total. This event is joined by a national concentration that will be attended this weekend, in addition to athletes from other modernization teams from different regions, judokas from the Madrid High Performance Center.
On the other hand, in the town of JHere will be held the Cup of Spain A Absolute XXXVIII Pyrenees-Pyrénées Trophy “Memorial José María Lacasta” from June 3 to 5. On those dates, the Jaca Pirineos Judo Camp will also be held on May 4 and 5. In November, Huesca will host the 3rd Children’s and Cadet Spanish Cup, in which a large influx of athletes is expected, since this will be one of the key cups for classification within the national ranking.
Binefar will close the circuit with the II Junior Spanish Cup on January 7 and 8, 2023 at El Segalar -where the first edition was already held-, one of the last cups of the season in this category that will serve to add the last points to the national ranking before the Spanish Championship.
García He thanked the federation for “counting on Binéfar and place your trust in us for the celebration of these events, which begin and end in the town, where there is a great fondness for judo, because they place us together with other towns at the head of this sport in Aragon”.
Cristina Berrocal, for her part, highlighted “the equality that exists in this sport between men and women, which is evident in the creation of the Spanish Junior-Senior Mixed Team Cup”. Likewise, he thanked the Binéfar City Council for “making the sports facilities available to the FAJYDA”.
Raúl Clemente, also responsible for the modernization classroom at Binéfar, highlighted that the Spanish Cup circuit brings together “consolidated events at a national level because they suppose the direct classification to the Championship of Spain”. He added that “it is a luxury to have a Spanish Cup in Aragon for each category”. Being the venue for these competitions supposes, as Clemente commented, a revulsive “for our Aragonese athletessince it makes it easier for them to participate in them, to which we must add the motivation to compete at home”.