Raquel Brito wins gold medal at the European Open in Prague of judo

The Portuguese Raquel Brito won the gold medal in the -48 kg category of the European Open in Prague of judo, achieving the fourth international medal this year.

The 21-year-old started by defeating Belgium’s Jente Verstraeten, followed by triumphs over Austria’s Jacqueline Springer and Brazil’s Alexia Nascimento, before defeating Spain’s Mireia Rodríguez Salvador in the final.

This is the fourth medal of Raquel Brito, 48th in the world ranking, in events of this category, after the gold in the European Open of Gaia, the silver in Madrid and the bronze in Rome.

Exempt from the first round at -73 kg, Thelmo Gomes reached the third round, in which he was eliminated by Italian Gabriele Sulli, already after having imposed himself on the British Oliver Short.

In the same category, João Crisóstomo lost on his debut in the second round against Georgian Onise Dzaganishvili.

At -57 kg, Ana Agulhas beat Spain’s Izaskun Ballesteros González in the first round, but was eventually beaten by Italy’s Anita Cantini.