Algarve Judo Club star Leandra Freitas narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the European U-23 Championships in Turkey when falling to an ippon from Kubra Tekneci in the 48kg bronze medal contest.

Closer to home, Albufeira’s Sandra ‘Fera Algarvia’ Silva made up for her recent points defeat in Italy by completely dominating her French kickboxing champion opponent Anais Pastor over three rounds at the close of last weekend’s international match in Faro.