Arade Judo Academy wins 14 medals in Alentejo

Young judokas put on amazing display

The Arade Judo Academy took part in the third ‘Taça do Município de Cuba’ in the Alentejo on Saturday, April 23, with its young judokas bringing home 14 medals – seven gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

Athlete Leonardo Girão also finished first in the ‘Open de Juvenis’ event which took place on the same day and location.

The Arade Judo Academy, led by coach Filipe Santos and based in Parchal, Lagoa, also finished second in the team competition out of a total of nine teams.

Meanwhile, the academy’s athletes Santiago Santos (first-year) and Leonardo Girão (second-year) also attended the Portuguese Judo Federation training camp entitled ‘Deteção de Talentos no Judo’ – a talent scouting event held in Foz do Arouce, Coimbra, between April 9 and 12.