The judokas Adrín Nieto, in the category of up to 66 kilos, and Jaione Equisoain, in the category of -57 kilos, hung the gold medal at the Madrid Open, after beating the final Italian Mattia Miceli is the French Lou Lemirerespectively.
Nieto, who this year had fifth place as his best result, achieved last week at the Dushanbe Grand Prix (Tajikistan), once again demonstrated in Madrid the good form he is going through after winning by “ippon” in his first two fighting the French Riwane Hamadi and the Italian Biagio D’Angelo.
winning streak that the Madrid judoka, number 28 in the world rankingcontinued in the semifinals in which Adrián Nieto also beat the Italian Francesco Cargnelutti by “ippon”.
Last step before a final in which Nieto, who started as the number one seed in the tournament, made the predictions count and beat Mattia Miceli from Alpine.
Nor did Navarre fail Jaione Equisoain, who added her first podium of the courseaunts hang the gold medal in the category of up to 57 kilos at the Gallur sports center.
Equisoain, number 62 of the world ranking, She reached the final after beating the Portuguese Ana Agulhas, the French Meriem Medjouri and the Israeli Maya Leopold.
Although the biggest challenge for the Spanish came in the semifinals in which Jaione Equisoain faced the British Chelsie Giles, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Games and world number 2 in the weight of -52 kilos, who decided to go up one category. in Madrid.
A very tough fight in which Equisoin prevailed by a “waza-ari” in the “golden technique”, obtaining the ticket for a final in which the 29-year-old from Navarra defeated the French Lou Lemire by “ippon”. .
Luis Barroso and Pedro Gómez achieved bronze in the category of up to 60 kilos, while Jorge Cano climbed to the third step of the podium in -73 kilos.
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