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Italian National Judo Team Prepares for Last Grand Slam of Season in Tokyo

We are preparing for the last judo Grand Slam of the season and the Italian national team he will want to present himself with ambition from 2 to 3 December. They will be well 17 (7 women and 10 men) athletes to respond present on tatami in Tokyo, Japan. An important appointment due to the points at stake in the qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics, in reference to the ranking.

There will be 1000 points up for grabs for each weight category and on the part of each judoka there will be maximum commitment to go as far as possible. Italy will present itself as a female with Francesca Milani (-48 kg), Giulia Carna (-52 kg), Thauany David Capanni Dias (-57 kg), Flavia Favorini, Savita Russo (-63 kg), Giorgia Stangherlin (-78 kg) and Asya Tavano (+78 kg).

Among men, they will answer the call Andrea Carlino, Simone Aversa (-60 kg), Fabio Basile, Matteo Piras (-66 kg), Manuel Lombardo (-73 kg/photo EJU), Antonio Esposito, Nosa Bright Maddaloni (-81 kg), Christian Parlati (-90 kg), Gennaro Pirelli and Daniele Accogli (-100 kg). There is great curiosity about Lombardo, who is expected to make a comeback.

As usual, we don’t preclude any results. Despite the absence of our top players, we start with a strong and competitive team. The objective is to collect points valid for Olympic qualification”, the words of the head coach of the women’s sector, Francesco Bruyere.

Photo: IJF

2023-11-29 13:44:35
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