Fifteen Brazilian judoka will make the journey to Odivelas, Portugal, for the 2018 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo World Championships from 16-18 November.
The hosts of the last Paralympic Games have at least one athlete competing in all but one men’s and women’s weight category.
So far in 2018 the Brazilians have enjoyed success at the World Cup, Pan American Championships and international level. Out of 22 podiums, 10 were golden, seven silver and five bronze.
Lucia Araujo has been the best performing judoka with a podium in all four competitions she has competed in. Araujo is the silver medallist from the women’s up to 57kg from Rio 2016.
Also with a good pedigree heading into Odivelas 2018 is Antonio Tenorio, a four time Paralympic champion and current world No.1 in the men’s up to 100kg.
Alana Maldonado and Rebeca Silva also sit top of the women’s up to 70kg and over 70kg, respectively.
Wilians Araujo, the Paralympic silver medallist, is a frontrunner in the men’s over 100kg and is currently ranked No.2 in the world.
Giulia dos Santos Pereira, women’s up to 48kg
Karla Ferreira Cardoso, women’s up to 48kg
Maria Nubea dos Santos Lins, women’s up to 57kg
Lucia Da Silva Teixeira Araújo, women’s up to 63kg
Alana Martins Maldonado, women’s up to 70kg
Rebeca Souza Silva, women’s over 70kg
Meg Rodrigues Vitorino Emmerich, women’s over 70kg
Thiego Marques da Silva, men’s up to 60kg
Gabriel Nascimento Silva, men’s up to 66kg
Luan Simões Pimentel, men’s up to 73kg
Denis Aparecido Rosa, men’s up to 73kg
Harlley Damião Pereira Arruda, men’s up to 81kg
Arthur Cavalcante da Silva, men’s up to 90kg
Antônio Tenório da Silva, men’s up to 100kg
Wilians Silva Araújo, men’s over 100kg
The 2018 IBSA Judo World Championships will feature nearly 300 of the world’s best judoka from more than 30 countries.
All competitions will be shown live at IBSA’s YouTube
channel and IBSA Judo’s Facebook page.
As well as the livestream, live coverage will be available at IBSA Judo’s Twitter and Instagram.
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