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Athlete from Cagliari wins gold at the Judo Veterans of Crete

Sardinia on the podium of the judo veterans in Heraklion, Crete, with Sandra Trogu.

The 59-year-old athlete from Cagliari, in the 52 kg category but combined with the 57, takes home the gold after the competition held yesterday.

“I lost the first match – he explains to L’Unione Sarda – which was used to take the measures, then I scored two victories in the two matches for ippon”.

In three days of competition, the Italians led Italy to second place in the medal table of the nations behind Azerbaijan and ahead of Georgia, Belgium and Moldova.

“After the stoppage for Covid – continues Trogu – I took second place in the Italian national final, always grouped 52/57/63 kg, last December I got back into the game, at my age, in an international competition”. “Bringing the title to Sardinia and Italy – adds the athlete – really deserves any effort. Thanks goes to my gym, Karalis Judo, who trains, supports and endures my incurable passion, always motivating me ”.

(Unioneonline/s.s.)

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