Judoka Jorge Fonseca wins Portugal’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics

Portugal has won its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics thanks to judoka Jorge Fonseca, who beat Canadian rival Shady Elnahas to secure a bronze medal in the -100kg category of the Olympic judo competition.

A two-time world champion, Fonseca said shortly after winning the medal that his eyes were on the gold.

“I’m happy, but I want the gold. That’s what I work for,” he told RTP, vowing to win the gold medal at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com