The family of judo national team met this Saturday in Coimbra, for the traditional recognition lunch that honors the most outstanding personalities of the sporting year.
The Dom Luís Hotel was the stage of the meeting, where about eight dozen people were present and which was marked by the attribution of the 9th Dan to Fausto Carvalho. The president of the Associação Cristã da Mocidade (ACM) of Coimbra thus joined a restricted list of now three masters with the highest degree in national judo – Bastos Nunes and Costa Matos are the other two “privileged”.
In an emotional speech, Fausto Carvalho stated that 59 years ago, when he started his connection to the sport, “I never imagined ever earning this distinction”. “At the time, it would be almost unthinkable. These graduations were somewhat mythical … It is an immense pride, I have no words to describe what it means to me, ”he said, before being greeted with a warm greeting from the audience present.
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