Brazilian judo prepares for Tokyo 2020
By VANESSA ZAMBOTTI
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Tokyo 2020

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) received on Monday, a delegation headed by various representatives of Brazilian judo. The objective of the meeting was to hold another joint work meeting that is being held to prepare the modality for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The president of the Brazilian Judo Confederation (CBJ), Silvio Acácio Borges, coaches, representatives of the technical commissions of the main and base teams, representatives of Pinheiros, Sogipa, Reaction Institute and Minas Tenis Club, main sponsors of athletes for the selection, and the Olympic medalists Douglas Vieira, silver in the Games of Los Angeles 84, Walter Carmona, bronze in the Games Los Angeles 84, and Aurelio Miguel, Olympic champion in Seoul 88 and bronze in Atlanta 96 were present in the meeting .

Rogério Sampaio stressed the importance of the exchange of ideas between the various agents involved in the preparation of judo for the Olympic Games. "With this union and with a well-organized job, people are very close to achieving a positive result." It is this sum of forces, like what we did here today, that will guarantee our success, "said the CEO of the COB , gold medalist in the judo of the Olympic Games Barcelona 92.

After the opening of the meeting made by the president of the CBJ, the administrative manager of the entity, Robnelson Ferreira, presented the strategic planning of the CBJ for the year 2020. In the sequence, Marcelo Theotônio, manager of the Base teams, He spoke about the performance of judo at the U18 and U21 World Cups and Ney Wilson, high performance manager, closed the presentations discussing the results of the Olympic team in 2018 and the planning for 2019.

"It is important to come to the COB to discuss future projects, bringing together past athletes, representatives of the main clubs of Brazil, technical committee of the main and base teams and managers of the CBJ." It is a way of showing what we are doing to look for the result we want, "said Silvio Acácio Borges, president of the CBJ.

For Walter Carmona, bronze medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, the involvement of various representatives of Brazilian judo in the preparation of the team that will play the Olympic Games in Tokyo, strengthens the possibilities of maintaining the tradition of winning medals Olympic Games for Time Brasil.

"It is very interesting and productive to be here in the home of the athletes, discussing at high level various issues that influence the sporting result.It is very important to fine tune the work between COB, Confederation and Clubs, giving emphasis in some movements, to continue with Our tradition of bringing medals to Brazil, said Carmona.

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