This Friday afternoon, Telma Monteiro became European judo champion in the -57kg category. The victory was won at the European Championships taking place in Lisbon.
The opponent of the final was the Slovenian Kaja Kajzer, who the most medaled Portuguese judoka ever defeated by ippon, in the “golden point”, after none of the judokas scored during the regular time of the fight. This is the 6th time that Telma Monteiro is crowned European champion, being the record holder for medals in the competition, with 15 podium appearances in an equal number of competitions in which she participated.
It is the 2nd medal won today by the national team in these Europeans, after João Crisóstomo secured the bronze medal in the under-66kg category.