Laura Martínez and Estrella López and Ai Tsunoda This Friday they got the first medals for the Spanish delegation in the Tiflis Judo Grand Slamby winning silver in -48 and -52 and -70 kilos, respectively.
Exempt in the first round, Laura Martínez began her participation in the round of 16 and defeated the Turkmen Aksoltan Khojageldiyeva and in German-style quarters Katharina Menz.
The Madrid native won in the semi-finals the Dutch Amber Gersjes and reached the final in which the French Melanie Legoux She won by “ippon” and was deprived of the gold medal.
The second medal of Spain he got it at -52 kilos Star LopezEuropean bronze in 2020, by beating the Italian Martina Castagnola.
The Madrid judoka started her participation in Tbilisi with a victory over the Italian judoka French Giorda in the round of 16 and beat the American in the quarterfinals Angelica Delgadobut he couldn’t beat the Hungarian Reka Pupp in semi-finals. This finally had to settle for silver after losing in the final against the Kosovar Krasniqi District.
For his part, heto third silver Spanish came from the hand of Ai Tsunoda at -70 kilos, this being one of the most demanding categories in judo. After overcoming the Romanian Moscalu and the French Issoufi she reached the semi-finals, where she beat the German Sarah Maekelburg.
In the end Tsunoda She did not have the luck facing the Dutch Van Dijkee, who got her bronze in the past Olympic Gamesin what was a fight that was decided for small details.
Alberto Gaiteroin the men’s team could not overcome the round of 16 at -66 kilos against the host Giorgi Tutashvilli.