The Valencian judo has experienced this weekend as a new athlete from the Rodríguez family gave joy in the form of a medal. On this occasion she has been Adriana who won the bronze medal in the European Junior Championships following in the footsteps of his sister Mireiawith whom she has shared a hobby since they were little.
After many hours of training and work, The little girl of the Rodríguez sisters has won her first medal in an international European championship. After winning various medals in European Cups, finally Adriana Rodriguez, has achieved the expected metal. An achievement that makes you think about the next step.
I want to be able to compete in Los Angeles 2028 and get an Olympic medal, that is my dream
“I’m very happy. During the tournament I was very calm and confident in the work I had prepared.. I hope it is the first of many international medals. Now comes the Junior World Cup in a month and I’m going to give everything to be champion. If I go to a championship it is because I think I can win it,” says Adriana Rodríguez.
The ambition of the young judoka has no limits. After this bronze, she sees herself prepared for any attempt, at least in the Junior category (up to 20 years old). The 19-year-old from Alicante will try to win the remaining international tests before making the jump to the Absolute category. where the level increases.
“I know it’s going to be very complicated, but I’m clear about it. I train six days a week in a double session and live at the Madrid High Performance Center. My priority is judo and my short-term goal is to win the Junior World Championship and the European Junior Championship next year, which will be my last year before moving to the senior category,” says the athlete.
My short-term goal is to win the World Junior Championships and the European Junior Championships next year.
However, in the long term, like every athlete who competes in an Olympic sport, Adriana dreams of winning a medal at the Games. “It is not impossible for me to reach the Paris Games, but they are not my real goal because it is complex to access and I am young. I want to be able to compete in Los Angeles 2028 and get an Olympic medal, that is my dream”says the judoka, who competes in the -57 kg category.
A whole life shared in judo
Adriana Rodríguez started in judo 3 years. His mother pointed him out with his older sisterMireia, to the after school at his school in Castalla. That’s how he met Vanesa Arenasher first coach and Judo Club Castalla. has shared many years of training, many hours of effort and support with his sister. Key to his growth as an athlete.
My sister is a fundamental support, she understands me and we have shared objectives
“My sister has been very important. I have shared my entire career with her. I have seen her win and grow. It is a fundamental supportseeing that he does the same as me, that he understands me and that we have shared objectives is very motivating to continue. I hope she can qualify for Paris 2024, she has a chance”, concludes Adriana Rodríguez.
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