Rafael Macedo is silver and Mayra Aguiar bronze in Judo Grand Prix

Brazilian judokas Rafael Macedo (90 kg) and Mayra Aguiar (78 kg) won silver and bronze, respectively, at the Grand Prix of Zagreb (Croatia), this Sunday (17), the last day of competition. Macedo was runner-up after losing the final by ippon for Georgian Beka Gviniashvili. Mayra, on the other hand, triumphed in the dispute for bronze, applying a ippon in the Dutch Karen Stevenson. Rafael Macedo is silver and Mayra Aguiar bronze in Judo Grand PrixRafael Macedo is silver and Mayra Aguiar bronze in Judo Grand Prix

Brazil won a total of four medals in Zagreb, the last competition before the Judo World Cup in Uzbekistan, in October. On Saturday (16), there was bronze double by Ketleyn Quadros (63 kg) and Daniel Cargnin (73 kg).

To reach the decisive fight for the gold, Rafael Macedo won in his debut the Turkish Aydin, the Hungarian Nerpel and the Italian Madhzidov – both with ippon – and the German Eduard Trippel, Olympic medalist. The only defeat was in the final against the Gorgonian Gviniashvili.

Rafael Macedo wins silver at the Judo Grand Prix in Zagreb - on 07/17/2022

Rafael Macedo had four straight wins to qualify for the gold medal decision in the 90 kg. He was runner-up after losing the final to Georgian Beka Gviniashvili – Reproduction Twitter/Time Brasil

In the women’s dispute, the Olympic medalist Mayra Aguiar showed that she is going all out for the Uzbekistan World Cup. A week after taking the podium at the Grand Prix in Budapest (Hungary), the gaucho won another bronze in Zagreb.



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