The third IJF event of 2020 has concluded and it was an amazing showing of high-level judo. Athletes from all over had a lot on the line as they were looking to set the precedent for the world to see.
Hatashita Sports Athlete / Team USA member Angelica Delgado who competes in the -52kg division earned herself a BRONZE medal going 4-1. Delgado was on fire all day looking fierce and focused. The IJF interviewed her right after her match, here is an excerpt:
“It feels really good to get a medal in a qualifying year,” the Tokyo Olympics just months away, the 29-year-old Delgado said.She added, “To make a statement like this in a qualifying year means I know I can get a medal at the Olympics.”She wiped away a tear. “I’m just really happy.”