Over 140 Athletes Participate in Oriental Pre-Children Judo Festival
More than 140 athletes showcased their skills and determination at the Oriental Pre-Children Judo Festival, held at the prestigious Jigoro Club. The event, which commenced on Friday the 17th and concluded on Saturday, November 18, took place in Puerto Ordaz.
A Gathering of Judo Exponents
The Jigoro judo club, situated in Unare, played host to this thrilling competition. Athletes from Monagas, Anzoátegui, Sucre, and the host state enthusiastically participated, creating an atmosphere of fierce competition and camaraderie.
Kilmar Campos, the president of the Bolívar State Judo Association, expressed his admiration for the eastern seedbed that gathered at the festival. He also announced that recreational activities would be organized to celebrate the conclusion of the competition.
Prestigious Figures Attend the Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of the Oriental Pre-Children Judo Festival was graced by the presence of María Soto, the president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee, and Katiuska Santaella, the president of the Venezuelan Judo Federation.
Soto expressed her delight at witnessing a large number of athletes engaging in “the sport that has brought joy to countless children and young people.” Santaella, on the other hand, commended the Bolívar State Judo Association for their dedicated efforts in promoting the sport and extended her gratitude for organizing such a remarkable festival.
Recognitions and Appreciation
During the festival’s inauguration, the Bolívar State Judo Association took the opportunity to honor the presidents of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee and the Venezuelan Judo Federation for their invaluable contributions to the sport.
Additionally, special recognition was bestowed upon athletes Sergio Mattey, Amarantha Urdaneta, and the members of the Bolívar state team, who emerged victorious in the first category National Championship.
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