A week after winning six medals at the Grand Slam of Yekaterinburg, Russia, Brazilian judo returns to the international tatami this weekend for the Pan-American Open in Santiago, Chile. The competition, level and score lower than the Grand Slam and Grand Prix, distributes up to 100 points (champion) in the IJF World Ranking.
At this stage, Brazil will be represented by young women Larissa Pimenta (52kg) and Ellen Santana (70kg), who won gold at the Pan American Open in Lima, Peru, two weeks ago. Amanda Culato (57kg), Italo Carvalho (60kg), Allan Kuwabara (60kg), Luis Rossetim (66kg), Marcelo Fuzita (66kg), Lincoln Neves (73kg), Caio Bridget (81kg) and Rafael of Brito (+ 100kg).
This Friday, the draw of the keys defined the first opponents of the Brazilians in the dispute. The fights will take place on Saturday and Sunday. On the first day, athletes will fight the 48kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 60kg, 66kg and 73kg weights. On the last day, it will be the turn of the judoka of the categories 70kg, 78kg, +78kg, 81kg, 90kg, 100kg and + 100kg.