Mikael Aprahamian Qualifies for Paris Olympic Games in Judo

Mikael Aprahamian Qualifies for Paris Olympic Games in Judo

Mikael Aprahamian qualified for the Paris Olympic Games in judo by accessing the continental quota in the category up to 81 kilograms.

The Uruguayan who trained at the Club Náutico entered the tournament despite the fact that the ranking, which is made up of the 12 best results obtained in the period between June 24, 2022 and this June 23, because mathematically they cannot take him its place. From that list the rest of the continental quotas will be confirmed.

“It has been a beautiful trip, an explosion of feelings and a reunion with myself, with the little Mikael that I dreamed of. Today I grab him by the hand and take him for a walk with a magician and a magical dog,” the judoka wrote on his social networks after the achievement.

Thanking his family, his coach and the Uruguayan Judo Federation, he said that it is an achievement that fills him with pride and for which he made a great effort, “traveling to compete with the best and always with the conviction that it was possible”. “There were many hours away from the family and overcoming important obstacles, but all of that today has its reward,” said the athlete upon entering the biggest event in world sport,” he added.

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Now, Aprahamian – who lives in Valencia, Spain – will face the last stretch of preparation in Japan, where he will have an intense training stay to arrive in Paris in the best possible way.

The history of an Olympian

At 36 years old, Aprahamian will once again be present at the great event in world sport.

It will be the second time that he competes under the Olympic flame after having been in Tokyo 2020, so, by achieving his second consecutive entry, he achieved the same feat as Jorge Steffano in his sport – in his case, present in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta nineteen ninety six-.

The other Olympians in judo history are William Bouza –Atlanta 1996–, Álvaro Paseyro –Sydney 2000–, Juan Romero –London 2012– and Pablo Aprahamian –Rio de Janeiro 2016–.

2024-06-14 01:23:18
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