Costa Rican Judoka Sebastián Sancho Secures Olympic Quota for Paris 2024

Costa Rican Judoka Sebastián Sancho Secures Olympic Quota for Paris 2024

Sebastián Sancho (-60 kg) won the silver medal last Friday at the Pan American Judo Open in Lima, Peru.

With that result, the national judoka added 70 points in the Olympic ranking; With which he reached 431 points and holds the continental quota for Costa Rica for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

While that was happening on Friday, the International Judo Federation confirmed this Monday that Sebastián Sancho will be the athlete representing that discipline in Paris. Sancho’s classification is given by continental quota, where the 10 best juducas among all categories and the 11 best judocas among all categories are classified. It is only one per country.

Unfortunately, while there was good news in Judo, in BMX Freestyle, our greatest exponent Kenneth Tencio was left out, this because at the conclusion of the Olympic qualification series in Budapest, the six riders with direct places were in the hands of France, Great Britain , two from the United States, Brazil and Croatia.

With this, the places corresponding to the 2022 World Cup where Kenneth Tencio had the option to be ninth were assigned to Japan and Argentina. The 2023 places do not apply to Kenneth because he had placed 48th; The same goes for the host spot that is assigned to the next best placed in the 2023 World Cup. With this, unfortunately, the classification options were closed for the Costa Rican rider who finished fourth in the world in Tokyo 2020.

2024-06-25 02:45:42
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